Microdermabrasion Specialist

Ocean Medical Clinic

Cosmetic Dermatologist located in Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, San Francisco, CA

Patients from throughout the Mission Terrace and Outer Mission areas of San Francisco, California have access to microdermabrasion treatments to improve the appearance of their skin at Ocean Medical Clinic, located in the Balboa Park neighborhood. Dr. Yuen provides microdermabrasion and other treatments to address skin concerns such as texture, scarring, and discoloration.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a procedure designed to rejuvenate skin by gently removing the upper layers of dead, dull skin cells to reveal fresh, smoother skin beneath. Microdermabrasion involves high-speed delivery of abrasive crystals to the skin, which sloughs away layers of dull, dry, damaged skin. Microdermabrasion is an ideal choice for people looking to refresh or rejuvenate their skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, scars, and other small imperfections. Microdermabrasion stimulates circulation in the skin, increasing the removal of toxins and promoting the natural healing process. Microdermabrasion results in healthier and more radiant skin.

What Skin Conditions Are Treated With Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is used to treat many skin concerns. Patients often have microdermabrasion to treat acne and acne scarring, to even out skin tone and discoloration, to smooth out uneven skin texture, to remove areas of sun damage, to clear blocked pores and to rejuvenate the appearance of skin without the use of chemicals. Because it is a relatively mild treatment, there is no downtime and patients can resume their usual routines right after their treatment session.

What Happens During Microdermabrasion?

Usually, the treatment lasts approximately 45 min., but may be slightly longer or shorter depending on your skin type, skin sensitivity, and your objectives. Treatment begins with a careful cleansing of the skin to remove superficial impurities. Then the clinician passes a handheld device over the skin, delivering the tiny abrasive crystals that remove the upper layers of skin. As the old and dull skin cells are removed, a tiny suction tip vacuums the particles away, revealing fresher, smoother skin. Following treatment, patients will receive detailed instructions on how to care for the area to prolong results and keep skin looking its best. It is important to avoid sun exposure and use a sunblock with a high SPF every day.