If you run your hands over your face, does your skin feel soft and smooth or rough? If it feels rough, the outer layer of your skin may be covered with dead and damaged skin cells that make your complexion dull and uneven. At Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa, our team of aestheticians offers cosmetic services, like noninvasive skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Quick and effective, microdermabrasion treatments remove the surface layer of damaged and dead skin so your complexion is brighter and healthier. This procedure can be used alone or with another procedure, like a dermal filler or chemical peel, for more dramatic improvements. During your consultation, we will come up with a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs and complexion goals.
"I love, love, love Allegro Medspa of Santa Rosa! Everyone I have encountered in there has been over-the-top professional. They make it a personal atmosphere and treat you as if you are the only person who exists at that moment. Even though their facility is commonly known for plastic surgery, their services range beyond that. They have an incredible esthetician in Danielle Anglen, who does everything from waxing, to facials, to microdermabrasion, to the newly popular Ulthera. She is fantastic and so very knowledgable! Lisa handles Botox injections, Juvaderm injections, laser hair removal, etc. She knows her stuff and doesn't force any of it on you. She simply educates you on all that she does and let's you make your own decisions. Wendy, the office manager, is the PERFECT first impression for the company. She's warm, friendly, EXTREMELY organized, and clearly cares for everyone who walks through the door. She also has a genuine interest in making sure each patient/client's experience is a positive one. I will refer anybody interested in any of these services to Allegro Medspa of Santa Rosa. My experiences have been nothing short of amazing!"- T.H. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2011
"I just love Allegro Med Spa. They offer such a nice variety of treatments, and are so knowledgeable! I just had their Hydra Facial, done by Heather and it was the best facial treatment I've ever had and I've had many over the years. I was used to microdermabrasion but this is light years ahead of that. My skin was glowing for days. Heather was incredible, educating me in a fun way during the process and she did such a thorough job. Thank you so much. Will be back again as soon as I can ;)"- S.B. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2016
Microdermabrasion sessions can minimize the appearance of surface skin blemishes, like dull skin tone, fine lines, uneven texture, clogged pores, scars, and sun damage. It is safe and effective for women and men of all skin tones and types that desire healthier, clearer skin. These treatments are usually performed on the face, although it can also be great for the skin on your hands, neck, and chest. This procedure should not be performed on skin that has an open wound or if you have a chronic condition, like acne or rosacea.
Microdermabrasion treatments are completed in our office after a thorough consultation to determine what services will give you your best results. For the treatment, you will lie back in a comfortable chair as your skin is prepared. The microdermabrasion tool will run along your skin as it polishes and vacuums the debris. While the treatment feels unusual, it not considered painful so you would not need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion will be applied evenly over the needed areas with more caution on the delicate skin around the eyes. As soon as the treatment is over, the skin will be lightly cleansed to remove any residual debris before a moisturizer, selected for your skin type with UV protection, is applied.
What to Expect
After a microdermabrasion procedure, you can get back to your normal routine as long as you wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be sensitive. Your face should feel smoother, and your tone will look brighter. To prolong the benefits, we recommend scheduling these procedures every 4 – 6 weeks. Some Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa patients notice that after treatments, the skin care products they use at home (especially moisturizers) absorb more easily into their skin for better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Your cost for microdermabrasion will be discussed during your consultation with a skin care professional. Once you explain your wants and they examine your skin, your custom treatment plan will be created. Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa has specials on treatments, like microdermabrasion, as well as discounted packages if you buy several sessions.
Should I receive microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your complexion and cosmetic goals, a skin care professional will help you determine if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the best treatment for you. In general, microdermabrasion is good to clear away the surface layer of dead and damaged skin cells so your complexion is smoother and healthier. A light chemical peel produces similar results to microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel is better if your skin problems are below the surface skin layers. The amount of time you want to spend in recovery may also influence which treatment you want since microdermabrasion requires little to no downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you should get 5 – 12 microdermabrasion treatments every 2 – 4 weeks to see your best results. After that, you should schedule treatments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain your healthy complexion. During your consultation, your aesthetician will make a plan with recommendations specific to your needs that details how often you should schedule appointments for microdermabrasion.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
After your microdermabrasion, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours to allow your skin time to heal. You should avoid UV rays (natural sunlight or tanning beds) and protect your skin with sunscreen. To limit redness and swelling after the microdermabrasion, we may recommend a moisturizer or cold compresses.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. Many patients combine microdermabrasion with a facial or an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX. You should be honest about your complexion needs during your consultation so your technician can develop a plan that fits all your goals.
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Show off your clearest, healthiest face with nonsurgical microdermabrasion skin resurfacing treatments at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa. Schedule an appointment at our Santa Rosa, CA facility to find out if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion skin resurfacing and other services.