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Microdermabrasion Specialist

St. George Dental & Medical Spa

Dentists & Board Certified Physicians located in Van Nuys, CA & Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Microdermabrasion Q & A

Microdermabrasion/Chemical Peel

This is a special treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne, and uneven skin pigmentation. If fine lines are getting you down or your skin is looking dull and you are looking for a non-surgical answer or solution, then consider microdermabrasion. And chemical peel. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes micro crystals that revitalizes your skin's appearance, promotes the production of a new layer in the dermis, cleanses the pores, and improves skin texture and appearance.

It uses a fine jet of crystals to gently and painlessly exfoliate your skin while a vacuum suction removes the crystals along with the dead cells. Microdermabrasion is completely non-invasive, with no downtime, and takes about 30-45 minutes per session. A minimum of 6 sessions is needed for ideal results, 7 to 10 days apart.

Chemical peel

uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for this purpose. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient's needs.

Deciding if chemical peel is right for you

Chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons - to enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne.