Dr. Marco Gonzalez
Dr. Marco Gonzalez
Milan Medical Aesthetics at Western Vascular Institute


The air that surrounds us, although a vital ingredient to life, can really damage our skin. We are constantly exposed to air that contains dirt, pollen, pollution, and plenty of other chemicals just by walking outside. This air brushes upon our skin’s pores which allows in dirt and unwanted substances. These pesky substances can increase the look of your age by deepening wrinkles or highlighting sun damage. Luckily, Milan Medical Spa in Mesa, AZ offers a treatment called Microdermabrasion that can give your complexion an instant boost and help fade skin damage. Located in the heart of the Western Vascular Institute in Mesa, Arizona, Milan Medical Spa combines advanced technology with experienced and caring cosmetic surgeons to provide you with the best results.

What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment that effectively sloughs away the dull outer layer of the skin. Our skin is made up of two sections: the epidermis (the outer section), and the dermis beneath it. Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that takes away the outermost layer of the epidermis section of our skin, called the stratum corneum. This process involves an exfoliation technique that uses hard crystals to remove the dead skin cells. Milan Medical Spa offers this treatment for the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Why Do You Want It?
Microdermabrasion makes the skin look fresh and noticeably smooth. The outer layer is removed so quickly, it urges the new skin cells to grow faster and in a more healthy fashion. The method activates cell memory and encourages skin cells to grow in this pattern in the future.

Microdermabrasion can restore the glowing skin of your youth, effectively taking years off the aging process. It is a non-surgical, gentle, and less expensive way of correcting the skin’s issues than other cosmetic surgery options like dermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is especially beneficial for those who live in Arizona, as the desert heat can exacerbate already dry skin and worsen oily skin. Microdermabrasion at Milan Medical Spa clears the dead skin and clogged pores from your face, revealing the inner glow.

Benefits of a Microdermabrasion Treatment
The treatment is a non-surgical way to improve skin tone and texture. Although there are at-home microdermabrasion treatments available on the market, they are not as effective as the ones administered by a fully accredited cosmedical spa. There is no comparison to the individual attention of treatment and exceptional expertise provided by Milan Medical Spa. The Spa uses special diamond tipped suction technology that has a catered intensity to meet your specific needs as a patient.

Why Get Microdermabrasion?
The skin can accumulate and hold on to damage made to the stratum corneum layer. Once this layer is removed, age lines can be significantly decreased, and patients can appear years younger. Microdermabrasion can also fade lines of sun damage and acne scarring.

Who Are the Ideal Candidates?
People with the following skin issues can benefit from microdermabrasion treatments:
-Acne scarring
-Significant sun damage
-Winkles or lines
-Congested, puffy, and dull skin

Who is Not a Good Candidate?
Microdermabrasion is not as abrasive as other skin cosmetic procedures, nor as expensive. It is intended to treat mild wrinkling and inconsistencies in skin tone and texture. Therefore, this treatment will not give you the level of results that come from a cosmetic surgery or fillers. If you are looking for a complete and drastic transformation, this procedure might not be right for you. The cosmetic surgeons at Milan Medical Spa will listen to you skin concerns and desired results, and sculpt a plan that works best for your needs.

What Can I Expect From the Treatment? How Do I Prepare?
Most patients who have had the treatment say the process feels similar to a deep clean exfoliating face treatment. The entire process takes about an hour. Before the procedure you should avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, or any type of skin-focused chemical peels. Those who smoke should try to cut down or refrain completely one week before the treatment. You may have to refrain from taking certain medications (both oral and topical) before the procedure. Check with one of Milan Medical Spa’s aestheticians to see if any of your medications might affect your treatment.

The Process
First, the skin is cleansed. Then a masque is applied to penetrate deep into your pores. This stays on the skin for a few minutes to ensure maximum results while you receive a blood-flow stimulating massage to your face, neck, and arms. Next, the microdermabrasion treatment is performed over your entire face. Our cosmetic specialist gently moves the device over your skin, focusing on areas that need special attention. Finally, topical vitamins and minerals are applied, along with sunscreen on the treated area.

Recovery After Your Treatment
Once the final stage of the treatment is completed and the medical topical lotions are applied, it is important to remember the skin is still very sensitive. It is normal for the skin to be slightly inflamed, red, and puffy. Recovery can take up to a few hours to two days.

Why Visit Milan Medical Spa?
Milan Medical Spa strives to help patients through a fun, healthy atmosphere that puts them on a path to their best self. Patients come from Phoenix, AZ, Mesa, AZ and further away to visit our top medical spa.

Microdermabrasion techniques of the past used machines with aluminum oxide crystals that left patients with irritated skin. This process also exposed patients to the possibility of breathing in these harmful substances. Milan Medical Spa uses state-of-the-art machines with baking soda crystals that provide the same results with no danger to the patient. Milan Medical Spa hopes to help you on your journey to your best self.

Call now to schedule your Complementary Consultation to determine if Microdermabrasion is right for you, 480.668.5000 ext. 324.