Microderm in San Diego, California

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Pure MedSpa San Diego - Fashion Valley

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.

Global Laser Cosmetics

Global Laser Cosmetics is a major San Diego clinic located in Friars Road and specialized in laser skin procedures, Botox, microderm abrasion, chemical peels and collagen rejuvenation.

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New Image Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Jeffry B. Schafer is a trained cosmetic & reconstructive surgeon with 25 years of experience. His staff is specialized in skin rejuvenation techniques, breast augmentation, hair removal, acne treatment, laser resurfacing and liposuction. Located in Coronado. The Silk Peel microderm treatment they perform is described in detail.

Alexander Cosmetic Surgery

Alexander Cosmetic is founded by Dr. John T. Alexander and Dr. John T. Alexander II. Located in La Jolla, San Diego, this surgery specializes in surgical procedures, facial rejuvenation and other skin treatments (Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, Collagen, etc). There is very little information on their microderm treatment.

Del Mar Plastic Surgery

Founded by Dr. Larry Pollack, MD, this surgery is located in El Camino Real and Frost Street. The staff specializes in overall well being, including nutritional and fitness counseling, skin care and makeup. Healthy lifestyle is promoted for best results. Microderma is offered as a spa service. Prices for microdermabration are as follows:

Paradise Point

Paradise Point is a resort which includes: spa services, hotel, wedding and conference facilities. Micro derm abrasion is offered as part of their facial care line. The Bella Dermabrasion costs 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: Is Microbrasion Recommended For Young Women?

A: Microderma abrasion 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: Microabrasion Is It Effective For Stretch Marks?

A: Stretch marks appear on your skin as uneven skin tone and texture. By exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin, cosmetic microderm abrasion system evens out skin tone and texture, thus reducing or totally removing stretchmarks.

Q: Microdermabasion Is It Effective For Acne?

A: Some doctors say that home macrodermabrasion can work on mild acne without any risk of irritation or break-outs. There are a few studies published online that show that micro dermabration can be an effective treatment for mild acne. Other specialists recommend against using microdermabrasions as acne treatment, especially on moderate or severe acne. Acne makes the skin more sensitive and prone to breakouts and exfoliation can cause severe scarring and additional inflammation.

Q: How Do You Prepare For Microderm?

A: One of the main benefits of microderma abrasion is how easy it is to prepare for treatment. Simply have your face thoroughly cleaned for treatment. Don't forget to place goggles over your eyes to protect them from stray micro crystals. Also avoid smoking, sunbathing and waxing 14 days before the treatment and stop using Retin-A, Renova, Differin or any glycolic acid products that you may be applying on regular basis.

Q: Does Microdermal Abrasion Help If You Have Psoriasis?

A: Psoriasis patients should not have micro abrasion This procedures is somewhat invasive to the skin (any skin rejuvenation treatment is to some extent) and can worsen their condition. This applies to home microdermasion as well, despite its mild effect.

Q: Microdermal Abrasion Is It Painful?

A: Microdermation is not painful. Some patients report a tingling sensation during the procedure and a mild sunburn-like feel after treatment, but there has been no evidence of pain involved in having microderm abrasions.

Q: Microdermbrasion Is It Effective For Hyper Pigmentation?

A: Derma microabrasion system is effective on hyper pigmentation. The micro-crystal flow abrades the top layer of the skin where unevenly pigmented skin cells are stuck. Several doctor-performed microderm abrasions are required to even out skin tone and get rid of hyper pigmentation.

Q: What Are The Benefits Of Microbrasion?

A: One major benefit is the minimum risks and side effects associated with microdermabarasion Unlike dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing, microdermabasion takes no more than 30-60 minutes and can be successfully used on the face as well as the body (neck, chest, back and hands). If time or money is an issue, the procedure is also available as a cheap home micro dermabrasion set (well known brands include Neutrogena, Mary Kay, L'Oreal, Oil of Olay, Homedics, etc). It removes only the very top skin layer which is why it's considered to be the least invasive cosmetic procedure. It doesn't require anesthesia and has virtually no down time after treatment. It can be performed on all skin types and colors without risks and side effects.

Q: How Good Is Microderm For The Skin?

A: By resurfacing the top layer of the skin, home microderma does make a difference. It can help fight mild acne, acne scarring, clogged and enlarged pores, age and sun spots, stretch marks, freckles, and fine lines, tired and dull skin. More severe skin imperfections require more invasive procedures like laser or chemical peeling. Over The Counter micro derma abrasion is also not as effective as spa microdermabarasion.

Q: Is Micro Derma Abrasion Dangerous After Chemical Peels?

A: Microdermal abrasion is 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 personal kits and dermatologist-performed treatment.

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