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Spot On With Microdermabrasion!

Posted on November 27, 2013 by - Microdermabrasion


While freckles may make you look uniquely pretty,  a lot of spots could actually mean that you’ve spent way too much time under the sun. Here at our San Diego plastic surgery office, we help men and women alike repair skin damage brought about by chronic sun exposure which may make you look older than you really are.

Where Do Those Dark Spots Come From?

By and large, those dark spots are a result of melanin, a pigment produced by your skin when exposed to ultraviolet radiation. A combination of ultraviolet radiation exposure and hormonal shifts could lead to irregular melanin production. This irregularity is responsible for the uneven complexion common in age spots.

Furthermore, your skin loses elasticity as you age, making it easier for melanocytes (precursor of melanin) to be more visible and appear close the skin surface. Lastly, aging also results in slower cellular regeneration, which contributes to highly pigmented cells staying longer than usual on the skin surface.

How Microdermabrasion Could Help

Unlike basic exfoliation, microdermabrasion uses a special vacuum tool to lift away dead skin cells. Anesthesia is not needed, as only a microscopic layer of cells is removed, leaving you with profound results. In addition, microdermabrasion at our clinics will only take you 30 minutes, so there’s no need to take a day off from work, school, or your daily routine. You can even visit us during your lunch break!

When Not to Get Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is not for everyone. We don’t recommend the procedure if you have:

  • sunburns
  • skin disorders
  • sensitive skin
  • severe acne scars
  • advanced signs of aging

During your initial consultation with Dr. Chacon at Divino Plastic Surgery, we will provide you with alternative options for the circumstances mentioned above.

Finding Skin Care Specialists

Combined with a healthy and active lifestyle, a skin care regimen which cleanses, tones, and moisturizes will surely improve the appearance, luster and texture of your skin. For your individualized skin care plan including microdermabrasion, fill out this contact form to request a consultation with Dr. Chacon at Divino Plastic Surgery today or call us at 858-633-7546. We look forward to hearing from you soon!