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Dr. A Spa -  - Aesthetic Medical Spa

Dr. A Spa

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Concierge Medicine located in Los Angeles, CA & Encino, CA

For clients throughout Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Encino and surrounding Los Angeles area, Dr. A. Spa offers clinical skin therapies including microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Here, our doctors can provide these beneficial treatments to help improve the look and feel of skin.

Facials Q & A

Facials EncinoWhat is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin care treatment use to improve the appearance and texture of skin. The procedure uses tiny grains which exfoliate the surface layers of skin. Microdermabrasion, or Microderm, is typically performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. Microderm treatments can also utilize the application of topical creams and scrubs as well as specially crafted tools used by the physician. Microdermabrasion is particularly useful for clearing out obstructed, or clogged, pores and removing dead skin cells from the surface.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is used to reduce the signs of aging on the skin of the face, hands, and/or neck. During a chemical peel, a medicated solution is applied to the skin. This solution exfoliates skin and causes it to shed damaged cells. There are three types of chemical peels used:

  • Superficial: can treat rough spots and minor skin discoloration
  • Medium: can address moderate skin blemishes, age (brown) spots, freckles, and mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Deep: only performed once, this is used to treat dark freckles, more intense wrinkles, superficial scars, and darker age spots

Also, supplemental facial treatments can be employed following a chemical peel. Some of these treatments are created for more sensitive skin which wouldn’t tolerate the chemicals and can be used by those patients instead.

What can I do to prevent photo-aging?

There are several habits that a person can incorporate into his or her daily life to assist with the reduction of photo-aging such as:

  • Use sunscreen every day no matter the weather or the season
  • Minimize exposure to the sun between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, this is when UV rays are their most intense
  • Dress in tightly woven fabrics which do not let the sunlight through
  • Reapply sunscreen after swimming, sweating, showering, or changing clothes
  • Apply sunscreen on any exposed skin at least 20 minutes before going outside
  • Use at least one ounce of sunscreen on exposed areas of skin