Microdermabrasion Specialist

Canterbury Women's Health Care

Gynecologists located in Fresno, CA

Hormone imbalances can affect your skin and cause hair growth on your face. Skin imperfections can also be frustrating and impact your self confidence each day. The physicians at Canterbury Women’s Health Care in Fresno, California, want you to put your best face forward because when you look your best, you feel your best. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn about their microdermabrasion and aesthetic services.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

Canterbury Women's Health Care

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an innovative skincare technique that’s a safer alternative to plastic surgery, chemical peels, and Botox® injections. This treatment uses rough grains to buff away the surface layer of your skin.

Often used on the face, chest, neck, arms, or hands, microdermabrasion improves the skin’s health and appearance.

How does microdermabrasion work?

Two layers constitute your skin: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the surface of your skin and is made up of dead skin cells covering another layer of skin that’s still maturing.

A protective layer called the stratum corneum covers your epidermis. It allows tiny moisture molecules to pass through when you apply lotion and is the layer where imperfections are.

Microdermabrasion targets the stratum corneum and epidermis. By breaking up or causing mild injury to the outer layer of the skin, the body rushes to replace the cells with new and healthy ones.

For a short period following your treatment, your skin appears slightly swollen and red. That dissipates as the skin regenerates and can take an hour to two days to heal, depending on your skin.

Who can benefit from microdermabrasion?

Because of hormonal fluctuations and imbalances many women experience, you can experience increased hair growth or skin imperfections. Even if your doctor finds and treats the underlying cause, unwanted hair can continue to grow and is often most prevalent on the face.

It's a harmless but embarrassing condition. You can treat it temporarily through bleaching, shaving, or waxing. Your doctor can also offer more permanent solutions through aesthetic treatments like microdermabrasion and LightSheer® laser hair removal.

Are there long-term benefits to microdermabrasion?

Besides helping you look and feel your best, there are long-term benefits to microdermabrasion.

This treatment’s healing process provides replaces old skin cells with new ones that look and feel smoother. Rejuvenating the cells removes the appearance of visible imperfections like blemishes, fine lines, and sun damage.

It’s believed regular microdermabrasion treatments remove deep blemishes over time by encouraging lower layers of skin to grow. Because the stratum corneum is gone, the lower layers of the skin can absorb lotions and medicinal creams.

Call or schedule an appointment with Canterbury Women’s Health Care online to learn more.