Women and men across America are finally
able to enjoy what millions of Europeans have experienced for years in pursuit
of youth and beauty. Developed in Italy,
microdermabrasion is a highly effective, clinically proven technique for
treating fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne, and stretch marks. When combined in treatment with laser and aesthetic creams,
the physician can achieve much greater results in treating various skin
conditions. Microdermabrasion has been cleared by
the FDA in recent years and has since then enjoyed great public acceptance in
the United States.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment where very
fine crystals of aluminum oxide are sprayed onto the skin under pressure and
vacuumed back at a fraction of a second. This leads
to removal of the superficial skin layer, without damaging the integrity of the
skin. When repeated multiple times, this allows the
younger softer skin to move to the surface, and literally erasing "wrinkles" and
What types of conditions can be treated?
Erasing fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, blackhead/whitehead
removal, treating sun damaged skin, scars, and stretch
Can all skin
types and colors be treated?
Yes, but you need to be evaluated by the doctor to assess your
skin condition before beginning treatment.
does each treatment last?
Approximately 20-30 minutes.
What does the treatment feel like?
The treatment is painless and quite relaxing, very much like a deep
facial. Most patients describe the sensation of light
scratches on their skin as the small crystals hit the skin. After the treatment, special toners and moisturizer creams are
applied to the face and massaged. Your face may be
slightly red after the treatment but it is very mild and goes away in less than
How many treatments are needed?
It depends on your skin condition. Most patients require 5-10 treatments spread out a week apart. Many patients even come for a monthly treatment on a regular
basis in order to maintain a youthful skin.
How soon can
I expect results?
You should notice an immediate improvement in the texture and
appearance of your skin after the first treatment. However, more dramatic results are obtained after multiple
Are there any side
There are no side effects with microdermabrasion
treatments. You may experience slight reddening of
the skin which resolves in less than an hour after the treatment.
How soon can I resume my daily activities?
Immediately after treatment. You
should, however, try to minimize your sun exposure or use a daily
What do I need to do before
& after treatment?
Avoid sun exposure as much as possible and wear a daily sunblock
lotion, and avoid cigarette smoking. You should also avoid exfoliating creams
(alpha-hydroxy, glycolics, or Retin-A) 2 days before and after
undergo laser treatments in combination with
Yes, the combination of laser therapy and microdermabrasion will
actually give you much better results. However, the
treatments should not be done on the same day. The
doctor can revise a treatment plan for you to achieve the best
Can you use
exfoliating creams (alpha-hydroxy, glycolics, or Retin-A)?
The use of these creams should be avoided 48 hours before and
after treatment. Combination of microdermabrasion
and exfoliating creams will actually give you much better results in removing
wrinkles and rejuvenating your skin. The doctor can
explain this further for you.
Can you have
collagen injections after microdermabrasion?
Collagen injections should be avoided 2 weeks before and after
What type of
microdermabrasion machine do you use?
At the Cosmetic Laser Center of Los Angeles we use the very best
microdermabrasion machines: Dermagenesis, which is FDA approved and recognized
world wide as the very best microdermabrasion machine.
does it cost?
vary for each patient depending on the type of skin abnormality, area of the
body to be treated, and the number of treatments needed. We strive to
offer the LOWEST PRICES for all cosmetic
procedures as compared to other clinics in the Los Angeles area. Our
affordable prices and financing plans assure that nearly everyone can have the
new look they have always wanted. Come in today for your free
consultation and you will be amazed as to how affordable we truly are.
For a limited time, we are offering a FREE MICRODERMABRASION treatment.*
*Certain restrictions apply.
Consult for details.