What is Microdermabrasion?
If you touch your face, how does your skin feel? Smooth and soft? Dry and rough? If your skin does not feel healthy, the outer skin layer may be layered with dead skin cells that make your complexion uneven and dull. At Optima Medical Spa, we offer noninvasive skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Fast and effective, microdermabrasion removes the outer layer of dead skin so your complexion is brighter and healthier. During your consultation, our team (led by Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya) will create a unique treatment plan for your needs and cosmetic goals.
"Dr. Ishaaya was attentive and informative at my first visit."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 11, 2022
"Great office! Love the employees from the receptionist to the doctor - everyone was great!"- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 11, 2022
"I was very impressed with Dr. Ishaaya and his entire team. They were thorough, caring and seemed to be very knowledgeable."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 11, 2022
"Wonderful staff- Junior always answers phones quickly with a friendly & welcoming voice. Darcy is an excellent MA, who immediately makes you feel at ease. I see Dr. Ishaaya for both sleep medicine and internal med. He is very professional, compassionate, and thoroughly explains all options. He is very easy to reach if I have questions outside of my appt. I appreciate that he is fully integrated w EHR, which streamlines the workflow of everything. He is excellent with follow-up on even the little things, like letting me know that he received my medical records from another physician. I am very happy with my Dr. Ishaaya, and strongly recommend him."- M.B. / ZocDoc / Dec 17, 2021
"Staff was friendly and the doctor seemed proficient. However, I was just in for a yearly physical which just required bloodwork."- D.M. / ZocDoc / Dec 17, 2021
What are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion?
This procedure at Optima Medical Spa can eliminate the dead skin cells on your face affecting your tone and complexion. This can make your skin look and feel smoother and give it a renewed glow. A few of the advantages this aesthetic procedure offers at our Los Angeles, CA facility include:
- Balances and smooths the complexion
- Levels out rough or bumpy skin texture
- Removes damaged and dead skin cells on the outer layer of skin
- Promotes a bright, glowing look
Who is a candidate for microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can reduce the visibility of blemishes on your skin's surface. If you have fine lines, dull skin tone, uneven texture, clogged pores, sun damage, and scars, then microdermabrasion might be right for you. It is safe and effective for women and men that would like clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are most often performed on the face; however, it may also benefit your chest, neck, and hands. Microdermabrasion should not be performed on skin with an open wound or a chronic condition, like acne or rosacea.
What to Expect During Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion treatments are performed in our office following a thorough consultation. For the treatment, you will sit back in a comfortable chair as your face is prepared and cleaned. The microdermabrasion handpiece will run along your skin as the tool both polishes and vacuums the debris.
This noninvasive treatment usually does not cause pain or discomfort. You shouldn't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion treatment will be performed evenly in the chosen areas with more care in delicate areas, like around the eyes. As soon as the treatment is done, the skin will be cleaned to get rid of any leftover debris. We will apply a moisturizer, selected for your skin's needs with sun protection, and massage it into your skin.
How Long is Recovery After Microdermabrasion?
Following a microdermabrasion procedure, you may get back to your regular day, but you need to wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your baby-like skin will be sensitive. The treated areas should feel smoother, and your tone will look even. To prolong the benefits, Dr. Ishaaya suggests having these procedures once every 4 – 6 weeks. Many Optima Medical Spa patients feel that after treatments, their home skin care products (especially moisturizers) soak easily into their skin for better results.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
The fees for microdermabrasion treatments can be discussed in your consultation. After we assess your skin, your personal microdermabrasion treatment plan will be created. Also, Optima Medical Spa often has specials on skin treatments, like microdermabrasion.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you should have 5 – 12 microdermabrasion sessions scheduled about 2 – 4 weeks apart. After that, you should schedule appointments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain the health of your skin. During your consultation, we can develop a treatment plan with suggestions for your skin's needs and map out when you need to schedule all your appointments for microdermabrasion.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
After your microdermabrasion, you should limit your activity for the rest of the day to allow your skin time to rest and heal. You need to avoid direct exposure to UV rays (tanning beds and natural sunlight) and protect your skin with sunscreen. To limit swelling and redness after the treatment, Dr. Ishaaya might recommend a soothing skin serum or cold compresses.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Based on your skin and aesthetic goals, our skin care professionals will help you understand if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the best treatment. In general, microdermabrasion clears away the surface layer of dead and damaged skin cells to make your complexion look smoother and healthier. A light chemical peel produces similar results to microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel can help if your issues have more to do with the deeper layers of skin. Another variable that may help you decide between procedures is recovery time, as microdermabrasion requires minimal downtime in comparison to the other treatments.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. You may get microdermabrasion along with a facial or an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX®. Please be open about all your aesthetic worries during your consultation so your technician can build a plan that reaches all your cosmetic goals.
reduce skin blemishes
Reveal your clearest, healthiest skin with nonsurgical microdermabrasion at Optima Medical Spa. Schedule a skin consultation to hear more about the benefits of microdermabrasion and other skin services at our Los Angeles, CA office. Microdermabrasion will make a difference in your skin's appearance.