Ultimate Guide to Skin Rejuvenation


Are you currently taking proper care of your skin? Let’s face facts: Your appearance, mainly your skin, is what people notice first when seeing you. More so, however, you deserve to look and feel your absolute best, and you can when your skin is freshly rejuvenated. Yet, do you know how to rejuvenate your skin?

Below, you will find tips (and tools) for the ultimate guide to skin rejuvenation. From microdermabrasion to chemical peels, with the help from Dr. Seth L. Matarasso in San Francisco, your skin will be left looking and feeling both clear and brilliant.

First, a very popular option for individuals who wish to better their skin, microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical treatment. A common facial rejuvenation chosen throughout the United States today, during a microdermabrasion procedure, the top layers of the skin are exfoliated, and collagen is thickened, resulting in smoother skin.

Microdermabrasion can assist with a variety of skincare issues, including the following:

  • Dull Skin
  • Coarse Skin
  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Large Pores
  • Blackhead
  • Age Spots
  • Sun Spots
  • Patches of Darkened Skin
  • Scars (either due to acne or surgical)
  • Sun Damage and more!

Specifically, a microdermabrasion treatment is performed with a handheld device that exfoliates the top layer of the skin, which exposes new cells for a much fresher appearance. A relatively pain-free experience, patients may feel a light scratching, but that is all. The mild process does not require the use of anesthetic.

Treatments generally take a half an hour to complete and generate results that last for about one month. Better yet, though, there is no downtime associated with the process, meaning you can immediately return to your normal schedule. In fact, many individuals choose to pursue the treatment on the lunch break. How convenient is that?

It is significant to note that following the procedure, it is possible you will be met with red and/or flaky skin. However, these minor side effects will not last long. If you do go outside, avoid direct sunlight, and always apply a light layer of sunscreen.

Next, a chemical peel is another great treatment that will noticeably help to improve the texture of your skin, particularly, your face. This facial procedure will successfully remove the damaged outer layers of your skin, and can assist with acne, wrinkles, and uneven coloring and/or spots.

A chemical peel is the perfect option for any individual who would like to improve the texture and/or appearance of their skin due by damage caused from aging, the sun, or acne. However, patients who are not well suited for a chemical peel are those who currently suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Infection
  • Disease
  • Pregnant
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema

If you are still unsure whether or not this treatment is best for you, make sure to have a conversation with your doctor.

It can often take about two weeks following treatment for the skin to fully heal, after which the newer layer of skin will begin to appear. Depending on the actual treatment chosen, peeling can last between three and five days. Though normal activity is permitted following the chemical peel, strenuous activities that cause sweating should be avoided for a few days.

Just like microdermabrasion, chemical peels are safe, effective, and, for the most part, pain-free. Of course, as with any type of cosmetic treatment, side effects are possible. When the chemical peel is performed by a skilled and trained professional, it is less likely for these side effects to occur. That being said, side effects that can transpire include the following:

  • Scarring
  • Numbness
  • Infection
  • Redness
  • Mild Irritation
  • Abnormal Peeling

Depending on your specific wants and needs, you may require a chemical peel every four to six weeks. There are also some peels that can be performed as quickly as every two weeks.

Though microdermabrasion and chemical peels are very similar – they are both exfoliation actions that remove dead skin cells from the face – your goals will determine which option is best for you. For example, microdermabrasion is a physical exfoliation, best for superficial skin issues, like fine lines and wrinkles. Yet, chemical peels are a chemical exfoliation, better for more serious skin issues, like acne, scars, and deep wrinkles.

You want clear and brilliant skin, right? It is not that hard to achieve the ultimate skin you deserve. With a few simple and quick treatments, you can look and feel like the best possible version of yourself.

To schedule a microdermabrasion or chemical peel consultation with Dr. Seth L. Matarasso in San Francisco, contact his professional staff today by calling 415-362-2238.