At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, our team of licensed estheticians and registered nurses offer the next generation of microdermabrasion treatments using the advanced Hydrafacial MD and Diamond Glow systems. Traditional microdermabrasion treatments used aluminum-based crystals or other abrasive particles that could potentially irritate the skin and pose health concerns. These newer microdermabrasion treatments are superior, using suction and a special hand piece to remove dead skin cells and extract impurities while simultaneously infusing the skin with customizable cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums.
By removing the old, damaged layers of skin, fresher, brighter, and healthier skin is revealed. Our team of medical professionals at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology will work with you to determine which microdermabrasion treatment will best address your skin’s needs.
"I was welcomed like a queen! The staff took my jacket and handbag, which relieved my load. I was already feeling weighted by my skin issues, so by allowing me to be escorted into a nice room, free of my belongings, provided an intentional mental attitude to receive the consultation provided by Dr. Hui. Dr. Hui's recommendations were spot on! My daily skin regimen makes my skin feel supple, glowing, and elegant--the prescription for a queen. Thanks, Dr. Hui :). I booked an appointment for a hydra facial by Clare. Oh my goodness. It's was the most thorough cleansing experience I have had in a long time. Clare is professional as well as personable. She explained every procedure which made the experience even more enjoyable. Let's not forget the warm chair and blankets. I didn't want to get up! Oh so sweet and cozy. Thanks to Dr. Kathleen Welsh! Your staff is amazing and represents your vision very well! Fondly, Portia O."- P.O. / Yelp / Aug 10, 2017
"I love coming here to get my hydra facial done. I have seen Dr. Austin for my skin issues, who is absolutely amazing. I also love getting my facial done with Meghan. Meghan is the sweetest and most detail-oriented esthetician? in that clinic."- J.S. / Yelp / Aug 31, 2018
"I've been a patient of Dr. Welsh for 20 years. I'm a man in my 70's, and until age 50 had never given a thought to skin care beyond a moisturizer. I've a northern European complexion aging on the California coast. I was originally referred to her by my cosmetic surgeon for laser treatments to augment the healing of scars and hair removal. Dr. Welsh achieved quick results and offered sound advice on skin maintenance which has reversed a lifetime of neglect. I noticed the improvement immediately. Her care has been exacting, artful and extraordinary, and my skin - young for my years - attests to her skill. She has frequently advised against procedures I thought "maybe should try?" I have reaped benefits, mainly from fillers Dr. Welsh recommended, including lip enhancement. Most important: Nothing about my appearance has ever looked "altered." My most recent treatment - Hydrafacial - produced amazing immediate results. Her staff is professional and warmhearted. I'm a big fan!"- S.W. / Yelp / Mar 17, 2019
"Anyone who's struggling with acne problem, please come to see Dr. Austin! My skin was so much better after the first month visiting here, and now I can walk outside with my bare skin and feel confident about it (of cause I'll still need my eyebrows). Dr. Austin was very patient at explaining the two types of acne I had and recommended a new skincare regiment and prescription pills targeting at those different problems. I never thought washing my face with just water in the morning can have such a big improvement to my skin. If you come to see Dr. Austin, I'm sure she'll recommend even more skincare tips and treatments that will help to improve your skin! Beside Dr. Austin, all the people working here are so nice to chat with. Mary who did my Laser Genesis, Claire who did my Hydro Facial. They are all so professional at doing those treatments and taking care of the skin. Thanks to all of them, my skin has improved so much!"- R.H. / Yelp / Apr 18, 2019
"I strongly recommend this practice. Dr. Welsh, Dr. Austin, and Dr. He are so brilliant and help you take back control of your skin. I've been with this practice for 4+ years. In addition to the results they achieved for my skin, it's the staff and the providers who keep me coming back. I appreciate the level of professionalism and consideration BACD has for all of their clients. The doctors are so smart and truly take time to understand your problem, and recommend the right treatment to deliver the fastest possible solution. I struggled with acne my entire life; in my first consultation with Dr. Austin she recommended a daily topical (tretanoin) and specific treatments (e.g Hydrafacial and Laser to break up redness!). Ever since then my skin improved drastically. I hardly recognize myself in the mirror today. It's truly incredible how small changes can deliver drastic results. Recently, I met their newest physician Dr. Steven He. He is LOVELY and a true dermatology prodigy! All MDs at this practice will provide you with the information you need to treat your skin. Dr. He, in particular, is always willing to answer questions and has a magical way of breaking down the science of skincare in a way that is easy to understand. He is also very friendly and cute -- LOL! Thank you Dr. Welsh, Dr. Austin and Dr. He for all of your support over the past few years. I am so fortunate to be a client at your clinic."- R.T. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2020
The HydraFacial and Diamond Glow microdermabrasion treatments are suitable for all skin types - even sensitive skin. However, microdermabrasion is particularly beneficial for patients with:
- Rough, dry patches of skin
- Uneven texture and tone
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Hyper pigmentation spots
- Mild acne scars
What to Expect
A licensed esthetician or registered nurse will treat your skin with the revolutionary technology of Vortex cleansing, exfoliating, extraction, and fusion in one quick and easy appointment.
Step 1: Cleansing and Exfoliation – Dead skin cells are removed to reveal the healthy skin underneath.
Step 2: Acid Peel – This gentle peel will help loosen dirt and debris from pores without irritation.
Step 3: Extractions – Painless and automated extractions use vacuum suctioning to draw out skin impurities.
Step 4: Hydration – Antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid are then Vortex-Fused into the skin to nourish and protect the treated area.
Our microdermabrasion treatments are quick and painless. Treatments usually take about a half hour and you may put on makeup and return to your normal activities immediately following your treatment. Ideal as a pre-event treatment, your skin is immediately softer and glowing with no downtime!
After the microdermabrasion session, the patient should avoid unprotected sun exposure.There is no downtime and you may resume your normal activities immediately. After one treatment you may notice more hydrated, radiant, and even-toned skin. However, monthly treatments are recommended to address fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and oily or congested skin. Regular microdermabrasion treatments help maintain your results, keeping your skin bright and youthful looking. Microdermabrasion can also be combined with other noninvasive treatments such as injectables and laser treatments for even greater improvements.
Should I get microdermabrasion or another treatment?
Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology works with each patient to determine the best way to move forward based on their skin type and concerns. Our microdermabrasion treatment involves removing dead skin cells and other impurities while hydrating and nourishing the skin. If you are looking for a noninvasive way to achieve a healthy and youthful complexion, this may be the right choice for your needs.
How do I take care of my skin after microdermabrasion?
Once you complete microdermabrasion treatment, it is important to take care of your skin properly. We will provide a skin care regimen tailored specifically for your goals. It is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen whenever you spend time outdoors. You should also avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive products after microdermabrasion.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
The cost of microdermabrasion varies depending on the severity of your concerns and the number of treatments needed for optimal results. Our administrative team in Albuquerque, NM, can provide you with a more specific cost estimate at your consultation. Ask about our easy payment plans that help make treatment more accessible and affordable.
Plan Your Procedure
Renew Your Skin
To get silky skin in a brief treatment, with no downtime, consider one of our microdermabrasion treatments. Smooth and silky skin can be yours! Schedule an appointment for microdermabrasion by calling our dermatology office today!
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