Clinical Skin Exfoliation in Costa Mesa

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that gently sloughs away dead, dull surface cells to reveal fresh skin beneath.

Reasons to Choose Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion at UCI Plastic Surgery is performed using the Dermasweep system. This advanced technology targets damaged surface skin cells, removing them and making way for clear, clean skin cells to emerge. It works in a manner similar to a light chemical peel and requires no downtime. In Orange County, patients often choose microdermabrasion treatments to target:

  • Dull skin
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Oily skin
  • Thick skin
  • Fine wrinkles

Depending on the condition of your skin, more than one microdermabrasion treatment may be necessary. However, after one treatment you should be able to begin seeing the skin-reviving benefits of the Dermasweep system. Patients can have skin treated on their face, neck, chest and hands.

FAQ About Microdermabrasion

Many patients in Southern California ask about how microdermabrasion with Dermasweep can benefit their skin. The plastic surgery team at UCI Plastic Surgery has provided answers to some of the most popular questions they are asked about the treatment.

How does it work?

Prior to starting your microdermabrasion treatment, the skin at the treatment site will be carefully cleansed. Using the special Dermasweep handpiece, the gentle abrading tool will be passed over the surface of your skin. It works by spraying tiny crystals onto your skin, which loosen damaged skin cells. The handpiece then suctions up the microcrystals and the removed skin cells. The process is virtually painless, though you may feel a slight pulling of the skin.

What happens after treatment?

After your microdermabrasion treatment, the treated skin may take on a slightly pinkish hue, but this will soon fade. You should be able to return to your normal routine right away. You will, however, be slightly sensitive to sun exposure, so it’s important to apply an SPF to shield your skin.

Why should I choose UCI Plastic Surgery for microdermabrasion?

The team at UCI Plastic Surgery knows healthy skin and understands how it should look and behave. By choosing us for your microdermabrasion treatment, you can rest assured that you will receive treatment that is effective, efficient and safe.

What are the most common side effects involved with microdermabrasion?

While there is very little if any downtime following microdermabrasion treatments, you may experience some hyperpigmentation from the tool used. In rare cases, mild bruising can result following treatment, but is unlikely.

To learn more about how treatments of microdermabrasion with the Dermasweep system can improve your skin, we encourage you to call our Costa Mesa plastic surgeons for a consultation.