Microdermabrasion is a skin restoration procedure. It can reduce wrinkles as well as the appearance of scars, sun damage, or age spots. The procedure takes minutes and requires no downtime; in fact, most individuals can return to work immediately. During the microdermabrasion procedure, a highly controlled spray of microscopic crystals is applied to the face, gently removing the outer layer of the skin. This causes little or no discomfort. This procedure is a process, and you will need to come back for more sessions to achieve your desired results. By repeating the process, usually over several weeks or months, patients can achieve softer, youger looking skin.
Microdermabrasion is for those who have:
You will come in for a consultation before undergoing the procedure. Our doctors in Fresno will determine if you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion.
Your treatment time can vary from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the area you want to be treated. Microdermabrasion requires no anesthetic nor is it painful. Some mild stinging may occur around the eyes.
During treatment, your doctor will use a machine that delivers a precisely controlled volume of sterile micro-particles to rub off the very top skin layer. A vacuum attached to the device will remove the particles and dead skin. Initially, you may feel a mild scratching sensation as the crystals make contact with the skin. As the treatments continue, this experience compares to a deep massage.
A rehydrating toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen will be applied to your skin before you leave your doctor's office.