Microderm in Sacramento, California

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Pure MedSpa Sacramento - Downtown Plaza

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.

The Plastic Surgery of Sacramento

This is an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery center that has been serving Northern California and the Sacramento area for over 37 years. A team of board certified doctors offers surgical & non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as: laser skin resurfacing, liposuction/fat removal, nasal surgery, facial implants, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers. They perform microdermabrasion treatment utilizing the DiamondTome system. The centre is located in Roseville, Sacramento.

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Austin B. Morgan Styling Salon

Located in Elk Grove, California, this facility specializes in spa services and skin care treatments, including waxing, tinting, facials, microdermabrasion, multivitamin power exfoliant facial, glycolic peel, four layer facial, hand rejuvenation. The website only offers an extremely brief description of microdermabrasion and it doesn't mention the specific type of procedure used.:

Skin Renewal Center

Skin renewal facial, dermaglow microdermabrasion, waxing, airbrush tanning and deep pore purifying facial are some of the treatments provided by this Davis, California center. The microdermabrasion process is very briefly explained on the website. Consultations can be scheduled either by phone or by e-mail. Prices for microdermabrasion are as follows:

Drs Dale H. Isaacson and Marilyn Berzin

Drs Dale H. Isaacson and Marilyn Berzin have been serving the Washington DC area since 1981. They specialize in non-surgical, no-downtime cosmetic procedures. They offer the Silk Peel microderm abrasion treatment.

Accent Esthetics - Cosmetic Surgery Medical Center

Board certified Dr. Jon G. Finkler offers a wide range of face & body surgical procedures, plus some medical spa treatments, at this Gold River, California center. The services include: chin and cheek implants, otoplasty, eyelid lift, laser skin resurfacing, liposuction, breast augmentation/lift, microdermabrasion, Endermologie cellulite treatments. The website does not include any details about the microdermabrasion process.

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 Microderma Help Cure Sun Damaged Skin?

A: Micro derma brasion machines remove the outermost layer of the skin by sandblasting it with a jet of micro crystals. During the procedure, part of the pigment is physically eliminated and, at the same time, collagen production is stimulated so that your skin regains its density and elasticity. After 6 to 12 microabrasions treatments, the skin cells damaged by the sun are entirely removed and new, healthy skin cells take their place.

Q: Is Microdermabrasion Safe If You Have Dry Skin?

A: Self microabrasions tool is appropriate for all skin types (including those with dry 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 dermatologist-performed microderma helps the skin renew itself quicker and more effectively.

Q: How Can Microderm Make Chicken Pox Scars Less Visible?

A: Microdermabration evens out skin texture and helps reduce superficial chicken pox scars. Deeper chicken pox scarring needs more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peeling or laser face rejuvenation.

Q: How Good Is Micro Dermal Abrasion For Your Face?

A: By resurfacing the top layer of the skin, self microdermabrasian is effective. After a full treatment of 6-12 sessions, most people notice significant improvement in skin tone and texture. The face looks younger, feels smoother, and has fewer superficial scars, fine wrinkles, enlarged or clogged pores. More severe skin imperfections require more invasive procedures like laser or chemical peeling. Home microdermabasion is also not as effective as dermatologist-performed microabrasions.

Q: How Can Microdermabrasion Help Restore Pore Size?

A: Micrdermabrasion tools stimulate collagen growth which is why it's effective on enlarged pores. Collagen production is stimulated through skin exfoliation. Furthermore, the vacuum function of most microdermal abrasions devices 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: How Long Does It Take Before You See Change From Microdermabration?

A: Best results are obtained after 6 to 12 professional sessions (depending on your expectations and severity of the skin imperfections), respectively one month of use for a at-home microderma abrasion cream.

Q: What Qualifications Do I Need For Microdermabrasion?

A: Microdemabrasion units can only be operated by people with specific theoretical and practical training. Since this procedure is still relatively new, regulations regarding microderm abrasion qualification vary from state to state. Generally speaking, for a person to perform professional in-office micro derm abrasion. one needs to conclude a supervised 14 to 30 hour training and pass a practical exam with the institution offering the course. This institution can be a large spa, a vocational school, a dermatology clinic, a beauty academy or a device manufacturer.

Q: Is Home Microdermabration As Good As Clinic?

A: Both at home and clinic micro dermabration work on the same principle and have the same reported results: reduction of fine lines, superficial scars, age spots and acne scars. But home micro dermal abrasion procedures cannot offer the same effectiveness you get from clinic microdermabration treatments on more severe skin imperfections.

Q: Does Microabrasion Help Young Women?

A: Micro dermabration is safe for young women (and men) of all skin types but most doctors recommend it for girls aged 14 and older, mainly because they want to make sure that all major hormonal changes are over and the results of the procedure are as good as they can be.

Q: Does Microdermabrasion Make Facial Scarring Fade?

A: Micro skin abrasion pulverizes away the dead skin layer (the outermost layer) in order to even out skin texture and reduce superficial facial scarring. Deeper facial scars needs more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peels or laser skin rejuvenation.

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