Microderm in Los Angeles, California

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Pure MedSpa Los Angeles - Beverly Centre

Pure Med Spa has quickly become the largest network of aesthetic skincare providers in the United States and Canada. Pure's success can be attributed to its winning combination of cutting-edge technology, and the pampered experience and services of a deluxe spa. Pure Med Spa's facilities employ only the best skin care providers in the industry, including medically trained and accredited physicians, nurses and aestheticians.

Marina Plastic Surgery Associates

A Los Angeles plastic surgery with two offices and four doctors offering a wide range of treatments (chemical peels, IPL photo facials, Obagi peels, etc) including microdermabrasion. Located in Lincoln Blvd (Marina Del Rey) and Deep Valley Drive (Palos Verdes). Their website includes information on microderm abrasion and before and after pictures.

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Los Angeles SkinCare

Los Angeles SkinCare is based in Beverly Hills and has a team of four doctors and two aestheticians. Services include microdermabrasion, micropeel, acne and TCA peels among others.

Personal Image Center Of The South Bay

Torrance-based practice with two plastic surgeons offering microdermabrasion as part of a range of cosmetic procedures and skin services (Obagi, chemical peels, IPL photofacial, etc). Their website does not have before and after photos for this procedure. Prices for micro dermabrasion are as follows:

Belle Visage

The Belle Visage spa located in Ventura Blvd. offers a series of medical and spa services for the face and body including Botox, Restylane, IPL FotoFacials as well as ultrasound peels and dermaplaning. Microdermabrasion sessions last 30 minutes. Prices are as follows:

Le Petit Retreat

Located on Larchmont Blvd, Le Petit Retreat is a spa offering various exfoliation facials including one called Aquasonic Lymphatic Microdermabrasion Facial which, according to their website, is their 'Signature Facial'. Prices for this water and ultrasound-based micro dermabrasion treatment are as follows.

NOTE: The information on this page was last checked for accuracy in June 2007. Please contact the surgeries for up to date information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Microdermabrasion Work For Fine Lines?

A: Microdem abrasion kit is effective on fine lines. It evens out skin texture through abrasion of the top layer of skin. The effect is a reduction or even total removal of fine lines.

Q: Does Microderm Abrasion Work For Enlarged Pores?

A: Microdermabarasion system stimulates collagen growth which is why it's effective on enlarged pores. Collagen production is stimulated through skin exfoliation. Furthermore, the vacuum function of most microderm abrasions machines sucks out hardened oil, dust and other dirt which may clog your pores. This way, the oil in the glands can again reach the surface of your skin and your pores can return to their natural shape and size.

Q: Can Micro Dermal Abrasion Work With Chemical Peels?

A: Microderm abrasions are not recommended if you've had chemical peeling (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, TCA, Jessner or any other kind of peel) in the last 14 days because the two exfoliating procedures combined are too aggressive and might affect your skin's ability to recover. This applies to over the counter sets and dermatologist-performed treatment.

Q: Micro Dermabrasion Is It Recommended For Black Skin?

A: Over The Counter micro derma brasion set is appropriate for all skin colors (including black skin ) because this procedure sandblasts only the outermost skin layer which is made of dead skin cells. There's no damage to live tissue which could cause scarring or severe irritation. The exfoliation process involved in doctor-performed microderm abrasion helps the skin renew itself quicker and more effectively.

Q: Can I Do Microderm Abrasion?

A: You can do micodermabrasion on your own as long as you use a special at-home kit. Specialist microdermal abrasion can only be performed by trained professionals. Because it can cause damage to the skin if not used properly, microdermabrasion equipment should only be operated by people with specific theoretical and practical training.

Q: Does Microdermabasion Work For Liver Spots?

A: Liver spots can be reduced or even removed entirely through several micro derm abrasion sessions - the flow of crystals exfoliates the top layer of the skin and evens out skin tone.

Q: Can I Have Microdermabrasion On The Back?

A: Personal microdermabasion kits can be used on your back as long as it's especially formulated as a body microderm abrasion kit. Using a face micro dermal abrasion tool on your back will not have the desired effect because it's much too mild to have a significant effect on your back. Spa microdermal abrasion is suitable for use on the back.

Q: Does Micro Dermabration Work For Acne Marks?

A: By removing the top layer of the skin, personal microdermal abrasion diminishes or even removes superficial acne marks. Deeper acne marks require a more invasive procedure, like a deep chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing.

Q: Can You Use Foundation After Micro Abrasion?

A: Some specialists recommend using mild make-up to cover the redness on your face while others say that any type of liquid or powder foundation or any other type of cover up is absolutely forbidden in the first 2-3 days after micro dermal abrasion The best thing to do is ask the doctor who performed the procedure whether you can use foundation or not immediately after the treatment.

Q: Does Microderm Abrasion Work For Skin Complexion?

A: This procedure exfoliates the top layer of skin which consists of dead skin cells. Microdermabrasia tool stimulates collagen production, essential to a beautiful skin complexion and also evens out skin texture and tone.

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