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Facial rejuvenation with microdermabrasion at Avalon Laser

Microdermabrasion is an excellent facial rejuvenation treatment that can address a range of irregularities, including the effects of aging, sun damage, minor acne scars, and more. At Avalon Laser, we frequently advise microdermabrasion patients who come to us looking for a quick and painless solution to a healthier-looking, more youthful facial appearance. We offer both crystal-based microdermabrasion and diamond-tip or diamond microdermabrasion.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion involves the application of fine crystals to the face to exfoliate the skin. Once the crystals are applied, a gentle suctioning device is used to remove the crystals, thereby, removing dead skin cells to expose the healthy, younger-looking skin underneath. This process causes little to no discomfort, and after a few treatments, it leads to improvements in the health, texture and color of the skin.

Why choose Avalon Laser?

  • We offer a large diversity of advanced cosmetic treatments in our boutique, luxury, non-surgical facility.
  • Our staff are trained and certified in every procedure and Dr. Reza Tirgari is always on site.
  • We utilize the latest protocols and offer the best aesthetic technology available in the nation.

Microdermabrasion FAQ's

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is one of the top choices for skin rejuvenation for our San Diego facial aesthetic patients. This treatment offers the following advantages:

  • Microdermabrasion is completely painless
  • Patients can resume all activities right away
  • It is gentle enough for skin that is sensitive to chemical treatments
  • Microdermabrasion is non-surgical, and no anesthetic is required
  • Rejuvenates facial skin, giving it a fresh, healthy glow and corrects a range of minor irregularities
  • Treatments are short, between 20 and 30 minutes

What is crystal microdermabrasion?

Crystal microdermabrasion is considered a superficial ablative treatment, which helps exfoliate the upper layers of dead skin with heat, force and friction. It uses a special hand-held device which delivers a high-speed flow of aluminum oxide crystals or sodium bicarbonate crystals with suction to pull off dirt, dead skin cells and used crystals.

What types of crystals are used in microdermabrasion?

The results of crystal microdermabrasion depend on the quality of the machine and crystals in addition to the experience of the aesthetician performing the treatment. Two different types of crystals are used in this treatment:

  • Aluminum oxide crystals have been used to treat patients for at least 20 years and are considered the second hardest mineral after diamond. The crystals cause no allergic or adverse reactions and are even safe if they are ingested!
  • Sodium bicarbonate crystals are an organic alternative to aluminum oxide crystals, although they are much softer and less intense. Sodium bicarbonate crystals are most commonly used on patients suffering from sun damage or hyperpigmentation.

What Is diamond microdermabrasion?

Diamond microdermabrasion is considered an abrasive procedure that uses a “sanding” technique via a diamond-tipped wand to help remove the top dead layers of the skin. The results of the diamond microdermabrasion treatment are dependent upon the experience of the technician performing the treatment as well as the strength and pressure applied to the skin.

What are the uses of diamond microdermabrasion?

The diamond tip can be used in more sensitive areas such as the mouth, nose and eyes, as there is no risk of the crystals damaging the cornea. Diamond tipped microdermabrasion is often preferred to crystal microdermabrasion as it can provide a more precise treatment and allows the operator to have more control of the number of passes and the depth of the treatment.

What products are applied to the skin after microdermabrasion?

After microdermabrasion, a soothing moisturizer is applied along with sunscreen. The new, healthy skin that has been exposed during the process must be protected from environmental damages as it heals. The healing process is usually completed within a few days. Some patients may experience mild redness and peeling.

Does microdermabrasion promote collagen production and cell renewal?

Microdermabrasion stimulates the formation of new skin cells and collagen. Diamond-tip microdermabrasion works in a similar way, except that this more advanced type utilizes a disposable diamond-tip wand that allows us to more accurately treat the sensitive skin around the eyes.

Am I a good candidate for microdermabrasion?

When you come to our office in San Diego or Carlsbad, one of our aesthetic specialists will closely examine your skin and determine whether microdermabrasion is the best treatment option for you. You do not need to bring anything to your consultation; however, we do ask that you tell us about your concerns and what irregularities you would like to focus on. For example, many of our San Diego microdermabrasion clients wish to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, age spots and/or sun damage.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on the severity of your skin issues, we will determine how many microdermabrasion treatments you will need. In addition, we will inform you of the best possible treatment options, should you need any, such as laser skin resurfacing. To find out more about microdermabrasion in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar and nearby areas, schedule a free consultation by contacting Avalon Laser online or calling 619-494-3944 today.

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