Chemical Peels & Dermabrasion in San Francisco
Looking for skin care treatments in San Francisco? For patients seeking quality skin care options, such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, our cosmetic surgery practice offers professional facial and body skin rejuvenation that can provide a youthful, healthy glow. Skin care treatments and procedures with Dr. Kenneth Bermudez can address a host of common skin problems and provide better protection against certain forms of skin cancer.
- Skin Care
- Chemical Peel
- Professional Skin Care Products
Properly taking care of your skin can do wonders for keeping you looking fresh, young, and healthy for many years to come. With treatments such as laser skin resurfacing and those described on this page, individuals can effectively combat the effects of skin damage such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmented Lesions, such as freckles, age spots
- Acne scars
- Vascular Lesions, such as cherry angiomas, telangiectasias, and rosacea
Regular skin checkups are vital to the early detection of cancerous moles, melanoma, and other forms of skin cancer. The skin care staff at our Bay Area practice can help you start the road to better skin and reduced risk of skin cancer today. Contact our cosmetic surgery practice for more information.
Dermabrasion, available at our San Francisco practice, is designed to resurface the skin by removing the upper skin layers. The procedure can soften the look of the skin and smooth lines and wrinkles, correct discoloration, and reduce the appearance of scars and other imperfections. Dermabrasion is often used to treat acne scarring and wrinkles surrounding the mouth.
The Dermabrasion Procedure
During dermabrasion, a special handheld brush is gently moved across the treatment area. Fine diamond particles on the sides of the brush soften the edges of fine lines and scars and remove skin irregularities. Dermabrasion can last from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the number and size of areas being treated. Multiple treatments are generally required in order to achieve optimal results. Dermabrasion can be performed with a local anesthetic, which is often combined with a sedative or general anesthesia for larger treatment areas.
Redness and swelling of the skin are to be expected after dermabrasion; any burning or tingling sensations can be alleviated with medication. These side effects should dissipate within a few days to a week. Depending on the size of the treatment area and level of post-operative discomfort, patients can usually return to normal daily routines within one to two weeks after the procedure.
Although Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will work to minimize any potential risks involved with dermabrasion, the possibility of complications does exist. Risks of the procedure include:
- Change in skin color
- Enlarged skin pores
- Reaction to anesthesia
Dr. Bermudez uses only the safest equipment and stringently follows the guidelines of dermabrasion treatment to ensure that complications do not occur. Dr. Bermudez will go over all aspects of dermabrasion with you during your initial consultation.
Dermabrasion has been a standard cosmetic treatment for skin renewal for many years, and the technology continues to improve. Some of the benefits of treatment include:
- Lessening in the appearance of scars
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Better skin pigmentation
- Fresher, healthier-looking skin
Please contact Kenneth Bermudez, M.D. to set up an appointment for dermabrasion at our San Francisco facility.
Aged or damaged skin can be rejuvenated to a youthful sheen with a chemical peel. This popular skin care treatment, available at our Bay Area practice, uses a specially formulated solution that is applied to the skin to remove surface layers of dead cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. The removal of damaged outer layers of skin tightens the area and reduces wrinkles, and allows the fresher underlayers to appear. Chemical peels can also be used to address acne scarring, uneven skin pigmentation, sun damage, and blotchy patches. There are varying degrees of chemical peel, ranging from light to deep-skin treatments. You and Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will decide the extent of the chemical peel according to your aesthetic goals and the size of the area to be treated.
Professional Skin Care Products
Our skin care clinic in the Bay Area provides an array of top-of-the-line products that you can use at home to replenish and rejuvenate your skin. These products not only address present skin damage, they also contain powerful ingredients that can protect the skin from future problems.
- Obagi Nu-Derm® System
- Obagi® Professional C-Serum
- Neova® Copper Peptide Therapy
- Regenica® Anti-Aging Skin Care Rejuvenation Products with Growth Factor Technology
- embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy
- Latisse ® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% for longer, fuller, darker eyelashes
- EltaMD ® Broad-Spectrum Sun Care
- ReFissa ® 0.05% Tretinoin Cream with Emolient Base
- ALASTIN Skincare™ with TriHex Technology™
Many of our skin care product lines include most of the items you will need to provide complete skin rejuvenation and protection, including gel cleansers, toners, exfoliants, sunscreens, eye cream, and more.
Contact Our Skin Care Technician
Our dermabrasion and skin care professionals look forward to rejuvenating your skin and making you look younger and fresher than ever. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment. Our exceptional skin rejuvenation procedures can be great additions to other aesthetic rejuvenation plans that may include face lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction in San Francisco. Please visit the respective pages to learn more about these procedures.