For clients seeking a facial rejuvenation option beyond chemical peels and laser, San Diego-area plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery recommends a procedure with a long record of patient success and satisfaction: microdermabrasion.
Using a gentle “sanding” technique, microdermabrasion removes the fine top layer of skin, old cells that accumulate on the surface and lead to dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and an uneven tone. Erasing this layer allows new, youthful skin to shine through; and the process itself stimulates cell regeneration and production of collagen deep in the skin. Collagen is an important protein your body produces that gives skin strength and flexibility and prevents sagging that occurs as we age.
A course of 30-minute dermabrasion sessions can help improve the appearance of age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, but is not recommended for scarring, eczema, rosacea or dermatitis. Many patients with darker skin choose microdermabrasion because there is no risk of changes in pigment. The results are similar to a light chemical peel, and can also be performed on the neck, chest, hands or arms.
Microdermabrasion is quick, convenient, painless and affordable. The skilled medical aestheticians of Divino Plastic Surgery use a special instrument that applies aluminum oxide crystals to the face at high velocity to clear away the dead skin on the surface. The crystals are heated to promote more effective loosening of the skin cells, but the temperature is definitely within a normal range of comfort. The instrument vacuums up the old cells as they are dislodged.
Each patient’s skin responds differently to the technique, but many clients report a range of benefits, including improved skin tone and coloring, smaller pores, a smoother appearance and greater firmness along the jawline.
You may have seen advertisements for microdermabrasion from day spas, or even home kits that promise dramatic results. As with any cosmetic procedure, the smart choice is to trust a plastic surgery practice with the latest equipment and whose personnel have performed the technique many times.
For the best results, several microdermabrasion visits are recommended. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises two procedures per month. Divino Plastic Surgery will also provide you with skin care products you can use at home in conjunction with microdermabrasion to promote and preserve your eye-catching results.
To learn more about ways microdermabrasion can revitalize your complexion, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Carlos Chacon at his San Diego-area office in Bonita by contacting Divino Plastic Surgery today.