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Microdermabrasion in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA

Microdermabrasion is an advanced skin care treatment that exfoliates dead skin cells and debris from the surface layer of the skin. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller and his team of dedicated specialists provide microdermabrasion for their patients at Keller Plastic Surgery, serving residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby areas in Southern California.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the surface of your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This treatment eliminates light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks. Microdermabrasion uses microparticles or a diamond-tipped wand to remove the outer layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth, also triggering increased production of collagen, which improves skin laxity and elasticity.

What happens during a Microdermabrasion treatment?

There are two types of microdermabrasion treatments. One uses a hand-held device that streams tiny crystals across your skin while an attached vacuum simultaneously suctions those exfoliating crystals back into the machine, taking the dead or loosened skin along with it.  A newer technique uses a diamond-tip wand that is gently moved across your skin to exfoliate debris and dead skin cells.

A microdermabrasion treatment typically lasts about 30 minutes. You may feel a mild scratching sensation as the treatment removes surface skin cells, and you’ll notice a vibrating sensation similar to that experienced with a massage. A very mild suction mechanism lifts off the dead skin cells and debris, revealing a fresh new layer of skin.

What conditions does Microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion removes the dead outer layer of skin to reveal the radiant new layer of skin underneath.  In addition to exfoliating dead skin cells, increasing collagen production, and refreshing the entire skin, imparting radiance and luminosity, the procedure is used to specifically treat the following skin conditions:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Pimples and blackheads
  • Hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
  • Stretch marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores

What can I expect after Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion may cause some minor discomfort that subsides naturally within a day or so. You may experience redness and swelling, and your skin may appear dry and flaky and dry for several days. In rare cases, the suction mechanism may cause minor bruising that may be visible for a few days at most.  The most important thing to keep in mind after microdermabrasion is that your skin will be far more sensitive to sunlight and you must take extra precautions to protect yourself from sun damage. Be sure to use a good sunscreen of at least SPF 30, and stay out of direct sunlight during the days immediately following a microdermabrasion treatment.

How often should I get Microdermabrasion treatments?

Depending on the condition being treated, many individuals start out with two microdermabrasion treatments per month until they see dramatic improvement in their condition, and then continue with one treatment per month as part of a maintenance routine.

Uncover a new you with microdermabrasion treatments at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, and serving Southern California residents in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. Contact one of our offices today to schedule a complimentary consultation!

Read Our Reviews:
"Dr. Keller and amazing staff, Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for your generosity and selfless acts of service in my behalf. Dr. Keller I am so thankful for your masterful gift and am forever indebted to you. Thank you for offering your time and expertise to "turn back the hands of time."" K
"Dr’s Keller and Punthakee, Without your kind gift to me this would have never been a possibility for me. I look great and am heeling, Want you to know your staff was great everyone!!! Will see you soon. Thank you. At just the right moment…at just the perfect time…just when I really needed to know there were still caring and big hearted people in this world, you came through so thankful for you. With Thanks and Blessings" K
"Thank you all for your services. Dr.Keller you actually have a clean A team." D
"To: Dr.Greg Keller my x-plastic surgeon: Because of you I am still pretty at age 80! Living in Maine and in the summer in Ft.Myers, FLA-Winters. My Stroke makes me write like this but I am healthy, drive and play 4 days of Tournament Bridge and have a cat and no husband, thought 7 was too many? Love and success to you. Keep sending me News Letters." ASH
"Dear Dr.Keller and Staff, Please enjoy this treat and thanks to you for the wonderful care, you extended & continue to extend to me the throughout this whole process. You were there to answer every question and guide me step by step. I really appreciate all of you and Nina you are the best!" Thanks again, friendly J.
"Facial treatments promise great results, but often don’t deliver, especially for sensitive, large pore skin like mine. The CO2 Omnifit procedure is the exception. Joanne, Dr. Keller’s RN, administers the basically painless treatment, which takes about 30 minutes. After a few days of reddened skin, my face is smooth, fresh, and dewy. Even my husband has noticed the appreciable difference!" ...
"From the first day I walked into the Rejuvalase Medical Spa. I noticed the fresh flowers in the waiting room, a friendly smile and greeting upon arrival. Dr Keller took his time and addressed all of my questions and fears of which I had many. It’s nice not to feel rushed or unimportant by having a Dr who’s constantly looking at their watch. I know we have all had at least one of them! I assure you Dr Keller and Joanne Benda the registered nurse is all about their patients.…" ...
"Dear Dr.Keller, Nina and Ruthie, Without your kind gift to me this would have never been a possibility for me. I look great and am heeling, Want you to know your staff was great everyone!!! Will see you soon. Thank you. At just the right moment at just the perfect time just when I really needed to know there were still caring and big hearted people in this world, you came through so thankful for you. With Thanks and Blessings." K

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Plastic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara
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221 West Pueblo St., Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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