Microdermabrasion in Beverly Hills
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive method of skin resurfacing. Instead of invasive techniques, it gently utilizes fine crystals to provide effective exfoliation and rejuvenation of the top layers of the skin. When a more thorough treatment is necessary, vacuum pressure can be increased to evenly penetrate deeper layers of the skin. In short, Cloud Med Spa's microdermabrasion in Beverly Hills is a safe, gentle, and effective way to achieve skin rejuvenation.
This treatment increases the blood supply provides nutrients necessary for skin regeneration, repair, and increased cellular turnover. In turn, this improves the skin's elasticity and texture. At the same time, it also balances the skin's pigmentation. Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin. This enhanced tissue then further improves your skin's appearance.
Is microdermabrasion safe?
Microdermabrasion is minimally invasive and extremely safe when performed by a qualified provider. It only treats the top layer of the skin, so recovery is speedy and comfortable. Any complications from microdermabrasion (bruising, burning, or stinging) go away quickly without additional treatment. Overall, microdermabrasion has an extremely high safety record.
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How does it work?
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure. Instead, it only uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells. With those gone, we can reveal younger, healthier-looking skin almost anywhere on your body. Your specialist does all of this using a minimally invasive handheld device that gently sands your skin. The gentle process removes the thick uneven outer layer of your skin comfortably and safely.
Who is a candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is suitable for any skin type and tone. If you want improved skin, then odds are this treatment is right for you. This gentle treatment is used to treat a range of concerns, including:
- Light scaring
- Skin discoloration
- Sun damage and other skin damage
- Stretch marks
- Age spots
- Stubborn blackheads
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Acne and the scars left by acne
Is it painful?
Microdermabrasion is a comfortable procedure during or after the treatment. Although this is a cosmetic procedure, most patients also feel that it is quite relaxing. The only thing you may feel is a light sanding sensation, which patients generally agree is not painful at all. After the treatment, your skin can feel like you have a very slight sunburn, but this will subside within a day or 2.
How long does Microdermabrasion take?
Microdermabrasion is often called a "lunch-time procedure" since it can be performed in about 30 minutes for the entire face. Your specialist will spend a few minutes assessing your skin and going over the procedure with you before the treatment. Afterward, we also spend a few minutes giving you any post-procedural instructions you may need. Your specialist will also wash and prep your skin before the procedure and moisturize your skin after your treatment. In other words, you get a full treatment all about you from start to finish with your comfort at the center of it all.
How often does Microdermabrasion need to be performed?
Maximum results from microdermabrasion are usually reached in 5-8 sessions. Each of these treatment sessions can be scheduled as closely as 1 week apart since the skin recovers so quickly from each session. Once you have achieved maximum results, you can have microdermabrasion treatments as a touchup procedure whenever you want. Your specialist can recommend the ideal frequency for you based on your goals. Most patients schedule maintenance treatments approximately every 2-3 months to keep up the benefits.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow,
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How long do results last?
Results from microdermabrasion are temporary. However, you can keep up results longer by taking care of your skin through healthy habits, such as:
- A proper skincare routine
- Sun protection
Even if you care for your skin properly, people will still age and develop new changes on their skin. Touchup or maintenance treatments are crucial to help maintain any results from microdermabrasion to keep your skin smooth and radiant looking.
What body areas can be treated with Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is generally ideal as a facial/neck treatment. Still, it is typically safe to use on other areas, such as the chest. Ask your specialist if they would recommend microdermabrasion if you are looking to target another body part other than your face. Cloud Med Spa may also provide more suitable options available for skin that is not on your face/neck.
What do I need to do to prepare for Microdermabrasion treatment?
Before your microdermabrasion session, avoid any sun damage to your skin to allow for maximum comfort during your procedure. Let your provider know if you have any moles or other spots on your face that are growing, bleeding, or changing. If you are taking medication for severe acne, you will need to wait for 6 months after ceasing taking that medication before you undergo a microdermabrasion treatment.
When will I see results?
Most patients need a series of treatments to see their ideal results. To keep up your results and control signs of aging, we may treat a patient with maintenance sessions weekly, every two weeks, or monthly. Most patients receive between 5-8 treatments before moving to a maintenance routine. After a series of treatments, patients usually say they have smoother skin and a more-radiant younger-looking complexion.
What is the recovery from Microdermabrasion like?
After microdermabrasion, you may resume your normal daily activities virtually immediately. In some cases, your skin might be a bit red or swollen. Still, this is temporary and will generally go away within a few hours. You will need to apply moisturizer to your skin at the instruction of your specialist. Most of the time, patients heal very quickly from microdermabrasion and do not experience any pain afterward.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Your provider will meet with you to discuss and examine your skin concerns. Before your treatment, your specialist will wash your skin to remove any excess oil and dirt. During the treatment, we will use a handheld device to gently remove your skin's top layer. After your treatment, we apply a moisturizer and give you any specific post-procedure instructions you might need.
How much does Microdermabrasion cost?
Microdermabrasion costs vary from person to person, depending on the number of treatments needed. Please call or email us at Medical Spa Beverly Hills with your specific inquiry and we can to send you a quote before your appointment. We offer package deals for sessions purchased in bulk. Please don’t forget to ask about any promotions we are running. If you consent to participate in our “model release” we may offer additional discounts on your treatment or package!
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Get started on achieving vibrant skin with microdermabrasion in Beverly Hills today. Contact Cloud Med Spa to learn if this treatment is suitable for you and your skin. Call us today or use our online form to get in touch.