Microdermabrasion Facials Specialist

Laser Advantage of East County

Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Antioch, CA

Refresh a tired, dull complexion with microdermabrasion. At Laser Advantage of East County in Antioch, California, James Edwards, MD, oversees an expert team of providers who provide this exfoliating procedure to help you look youthful and radiant. To learn more about microdermabrasion skin-rejuvenating treatments, call the office or schedule online.

Microdermabrasian Facials Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion uses a handheld device equipped with tiny, pressurized crystals to exfoliate your skin’s surface. The outer layer of skin cells sloughs away to reveal fresh, revived cells. The process boosts your skin’s softness, texture, and radiance.

The exfoliation of microdermabrasion also stimulates your body’s production of collagen and elastin. These are natural compounds present in the tissue, an abundance of which boosts your skin’s texture, smoothness, and elasticity.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion uses no needles, incisions, or chemicals. It’s a completely noninvasive procedure with almost no downtime necessary. You don’t even need a numbing cream applied prior to treatment. But, you still get beautiful results of smooth, glowing skin.

What common skin issues can microdermabrasion address?

Microdermabrasion is a good choice for mild to moderate skin imperfections. Your skin looks vibrant and supple following treatment.

Dr. Edwards may recommend the procedure to address:

  • Sun spots and age spots 
  • Crow’s feet
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Dull skin
  • Uneven coloration
  • Clogged or enlarged pores

If you have deep creases or sagging skin, microdermabrasion may not be enough. Talk to Dr. Edwards about other possible treatment plans.

Do I need to schedule downtime following microdermabrasion?

After a microdermabrasion session, your skin may appear slightly pink and feel tightness and dryness as if you have a sunburn. Apply a moisturizer, such as one from the Obagi® line provided at the office, to ease discomfort.

Any pinkness usually fades within 24 hours. You don’t have to take time off of work or chores but may choose to lay low for a day or two following a session.

How many sessions do I need to get results from microdermabrasion?

You’ll notice brighter skin and fewer blackheads after just one session. You get optimal results after 5-16 sessions. Microdermabrasion sessions take about 30 minutes and are scheduled about 1-2 weeks apart.

What is Obagi?

You benefit from using the very best skin care products to preserve the glowing effects of your skin treatment. Obagi products offer a wide variety of formulas to address issues like aging, acne, and general skin health. Obagi is only offered at medical facilities, such as Laser Advantage of East County.

To schedule your microdermabrasion sessions, call Laser Advantage of East County or book online using this website.