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Microdermabrasion Specialist


OBGYNs & Aesthetics Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Microdermabrasion is a popular aesthetic treatment that can address numerous conditions at once. It’s also among the medical aesthetic services available from Jerome Washington, MD, and Valerie Calzada, MSN, RN, FNP-C, of LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., in San Antonio, Texas. If you’d like more information or are ready to give microdermabrasion a try, call the office to schedule a visit or book one online today.

Microdermabrasion Q&A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that removes the outermost layer of skin to reveal a layer of fresh, healthy skin cells. It’s a great way to treat multiple skin issues at once, which makes it a great return on your investment. 

There is no need for advanced preparation or anesthetics. There is also no significant downtime after treatments, and you can return to your daily routines after your visit. 

If you’re taking any medications, let your provider at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. know before your visit. You should also avoid using exfoliating products or masks for a few days before your appointment. 

What issues can microdermabrasion treat?

One of the reasons microdermabrasion is so popular is its ability to improve several conditions with the same treatment. Some of the issues microdermabrasion can treat include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Stretch marks or scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Overall issues with texture and tone

Microdermabrasion triggers your body to produce new collagen cells, smoothing and plumping your skin. These benefits develop in the weeks following your treatment and deliver lasting results.  

What happens during microdermabrasion?

Once you are resting comfortably in the treatment room, your provider removes all traces of makeup and skin care products from your skin. There are several options for microdermabrasion treatment, but all perform the same function of removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells. 

Some systems use a diamond-tip handpiece to gently exfoliate your skin. Suction simultaneously clears those cells from the surface of your skin. That approach allows your practitioner to customize your treatment by using more or less pressure.

An approach called crystal microdermabrasion directs a stream of tiny particles at the skin. Those particles sand away the outer layers before being immediately suctioned back into the handpiece. 

A newer option is called hydradermabrasion. That approach uses a carefully controlled stream of water to exfoliate the skin manually. Adding treatment products to this method can enhance absorption. 

If you’d like more information about microdermabrasion, schedule a consultation today. Online booking is available, or you can always call LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. to check appointment availability.