What is Microdermabrasion?
If you touch your face, does your skin feel soft and smooth or rough? If rough, the top layer of your skin may be cluttered with damaged skin cells that can make your complexion uneven and dull. At Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics in Palmdale, CA, Dr. Katayoun Motlagh offers medical spa services like noninvasive skin resurfacing using microdermabrasion. Effective and fast, microdermabrasion treatments remove the outer layer of dead and damaged skin — so your complexion is healthier and brighter. This procedure may be performed on its own or along with a complimentary skin treatment, like a chemical peel or dermal filler, for greater results. At your initial consultation, Dr. Motlagh will create a personalized treatment plan based on your concerns and complexion goals. KMHC Clinic services the following areas in Antelope Valley: Palmdale, Lancaster, Acton and Quartz Hill.
"Dr. Motlagh and her staff clearly enjoy what they do and have been so compassionate and supportive since I started with KMHC for primary care. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I’ve lost 15 lbs and counting since starting supervised weight loss with Dr. Motlagh and appreciate her encouragement to keep me motivated to live healthier. Since beginning microdermabrasion and regular facials with Ashi, I’ve noticed a real improvement in my skin and really look forward to each treatment. He’s so kind and knowledgeable and his passion for skincare is contagious! Ashi also provides such a soothing environment, I leave the office relaxed and in a better mood every time. Thank you!"- L.T. / Google / Jun 09, 2022
"Dr. Motlagh and her staff clearly enjoy what they do and have been so compassionate and supportive since I started with KMHC for primary care. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I’ve lost 15 lbs and counting since starting supervised weight loss with Dr. Motlagh and appreciate her encouragement to keep me motivated to live healthier. Since beginning microdermabrasion and regular facials with Ashi, I’ve noticed a real improvement in my skin and really look forward to each treatment. He’s so kind and knowledgeable and his passion for skincare is contagious! Ashi also provides such a soothing environment, I leave the office relaxed and in a better mood every time. Thank you!"- L.T. / Google / Jun 11, 2022
who is a candidate for microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion sessions can minimize the appearance of blemishes on the skin's surface, including dull skin tone, fine lines, uneven texture, sun damage, clogged pores, and scars. It is safe and effective for women and men of every skin tone and type that want clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are typically performed on the face, but they can also benefit your chest, neck, and hands. This procedure shouldn't be used on skin that has an open wound or if you have a chronic skin condition, like acne or rosacea.
Our Microdermabrasion Technique
Microdermabrasion is performed at our office following a thorough consultation to determine what services will give you the best results. For the treatment, you will relax in a comfortable chair as your skin is prepared and cleaned. The microdermabrasion tool will pass over your skin as it both polishes and vacuums the dead skin and crystals. While the treatment may feel unusual, it is not considered painful, so you shouldn't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion treatment will be performed evenly in the chosen areas but with more care around the eyes. As soon as the process is complete, the skin will be lightly cleansed to get rid of any leftover debris before a moisturizer, selected for your skin's needs with UV protection, is massaged into the skin.
What to Expect from microdermabrasion
Following your treatment, you can get back to your regular activities, but you need to wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be susceptible to sun damage. Your face should feel smoother, and the tone will look brighter. To prolong the results of your treatment, Dr. Motlagh recommends scheduling these procedures once every 4 – 6 weeks. Many Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics patients feel that after microdermabrasion, the skin care products they use at home (particularly creams and lotions) are absorbed more easily into the skin for better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Your cost for microdermabrasion treatments will be discussed in your first appointment with a skin care technician. After you talk about your wants and they examine your skin, your custom microdermabrasion treatment plan can be made. Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics often has specials on skin treatments like microdermabrasionm as well as discounted packages if you buy several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your concerns and aesthetic goals, a skin care professional will help you determine if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the right treatment. In general, microdermabrasion clears away the outer layer of dead and damaged skin cells — so your complexion is smooth and healthier. You can get these same results from a light chemical peel. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel is better if your issues are in the deeper layers. Recovery time may also influence which procedure you want since microdermabrasion requires little to no downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you may need anywhere from 5 – 12 microdermabrasion treatments scheduled about 2 – 4 weeks apart to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you should schedule treatments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain your skin's health. During your consultation, your technician will develop a treatment plan with recommendations for your skin's goals that details when you need to schedule appointments for microdermabrasion.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Following your microdermabrasion, you are encouraged to limit strenuous activity for at least 24 hours to give your skin time to rest. You should avoid direct exposure to UV rays (natural sunlight or tanning beds) and shield your skin with sunscreen. To limit redness and swelling following the treatment, Dr. Motlagh may recommend a serum or other skin product.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
You may consider coming microdermabrasion with another procedure since it is a surface skin treatment. You may combine microdermabrasion along with a facial or an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX®. Please be honest about your complexion concerns during your consultation — so your technician is able to develop a treatment plan that fits all your goals.
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Get your brightest, healthiest skin with nonsurgical microdermabrasion treatments at Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics. Make an appointment with Dr. Motlagh to learn if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion skin resurfacing or other services at our Palmdale, CA office.