Microdermabrasion, or microderm for short, is a simple and effective anti-aging treatment that helps soften fine lines as well as wrinkles and aids in smoothing coarse uneven skin. This type of treatment also reduces the appearance of scarring, reduces pore size, and lessens hyperpigmentation. Our trained and knowledgeable staff can help discuss the best treatment options for your skin.


What is Microdermabrasion?

Libra microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, natural way to evenly exfoliate the skin without chemicals and lasers. Fine crystals such as diamonds, aluminum and magnesium oxides, and sodium chloride are applied to the skin under pressure to create abrasion and the vacuum to remove epidermal layers at varying depths as well as all the crystals. By sequentially removing this layer of “dead skin,” called the stratum corneum, the texture of your skin will change. The skin will become smooth, soft, and literally “erase” imperfections, sun damage, and minimize acne without damaging the skin’s integrity. This takes place over several treatments at our San Diego office with our professional staff.


Benefits of Microdermabrasion

By removing all the dead skin, the treatment diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, and acne. It also reduces the hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure. Another benefit of doing microdermabrasion is the boosted effects of skin creams and serums. Because there is no dead skin hindering the products from getting deep into your skin, the skin care products will work more effectively.


Results of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion will also prepare your skin for other treatments including skin rejuvenation and chemical peels and enhance the end results. After microdermabrasion, skin care products are allowed to better penetrate the skin and therefore increasing their effectiveness. The skin will become very soft and smooth after treatment. Also, after a microdermabrasion treatment your skin will be rejuvenated while fine lines will go away along with acne, scars and pores. The Libra treatment is painless and usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete depending on your skin type. There is usually no recovery time needed after the treatment and you can quickly go back to daily life.


Are there side effects of Microdermabrasion?

Your skin may look a little flushed or pink a few days after treatment. Patients who receive microdermabrasion may also experience photosensitivity. Because the procedure takes away a protective layer of skin, your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight. It is recommended that patients stay out of the sun if possible or wear sunscreen. Patients could experience dryness on the treated areas as well. The staff at our microdermabrasion clinic can assist you with the correct solution for this issue. All the side effects are all temporary so the benefits of doing microdermabrasion outweigh the negatives.

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