Medical Microdermabrasion

Our office is pleased to provide microdermabrasion to our Berkeley and Oakland patients, performed by our Aesthetician, Hanan, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Medical microdermabrasion is a sophisticated update to dermabrasion and provides effective exfoliation and rejuvenation of the skin without the downtime of dermabrasion. It helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, reduce dark spots, reduce the appearance of superficial skin damage from aging and the sun, reduce enlarged pores, and increase circulation for healthier skin with no interruption of your daily activities.

Dr. Brozowski's office uses a crystal-free DiamondTome system, which removes the topmost layer of the skin while at the same time vacuuming dead skin cells away in a sterile and highly controlled manner. She achieves optimum results by customizing the treatment to your skin type with varying the wand textures and pressure, without the adverse effects of loose particles, irritation and skin reaction. This approach respects the integrity of skin and promotes even healing.

Microdermabrasion can safely be used on all skin colors and types and is useful in treating pigment disturbances related to hormones and sun exposure. Microdermabrasion is an ideal solution for younger patients who desire rejuvenation but do not yet need a chemical peel, for those with acne damage and scarring and those who cannot afford to take time off after chemical peels or deeper resurfacing procedures.



Resurfacing via microdermabrasion offers benefits to anyone who wants to improve specific skin conditions, such as acne and scarring, and will rejuvenate the skin's appearance and overall health. Medical microdermabrasion can:

  • Rejuvenate sun damaged skin - face, neck, decolletage and back
  • Reduce age spots
  • Improve acne
  • Improve overall skin health
  • Reduce pore size
  • Improve skin texture

    For people on the go, microdermabrasion offers exceptional benefits. Ideal for a special event or wedding, or as part of a program to improve skin health and rejuvenation, microdermabrasion is non-invasive, painless and requires no downtime from work or social activities.



    How will I look after treatment?

    Your skin may look slightly flushed immediately after the treatment but should return to normal in 10-30 minutes. Your skin will look and feel smoother immediately and will continue to improve with additional treatments. Results are gradual but highly effective. Most people experience softer, smoother skin after their first treatment.

    How many treatments will I need?

    A series of treatments achieves the best results, allowing for more effective control and a focus on individual skin conditions. Regular maintenance visits will prevent acne breakouts and enhance the long-term results.

    What are the safety concerns and possible side effects?

    Microdermabrasion is one of the safest resurfacing procedures when administered by an qualified Aesthetician directly supervised by a physician.

    How much discomfort will I feel?

    Medical microdermabrasion is pain-free.

    Should I consider using one of the newly advertised 'home microdermabrasion' kits in between sessions at your office? 

    NO! Those over-the-counter kits, as well as scrubs with ground-up nuts, contain abrasive products that inflame the skin and gather bacteria.  This reaction results in irritated skin and can actually worsen acne.  We also do not advise the use of any crystal-based microdermabrasion services done at spas or home machines, which are ineffective for acne control, increase bacteria load, and do not improve collagen.  Instead, we recommend physician-performed microdermabrasion with a sterile vacuumed tip to promote collagen stimulation.  By removing the top dull layer of skin, this procedure allows healthier cells to come to the surface, resulting in improved skin health, texture and appearance.

    What are patients saying about medical microdermabrasion treatments done in your office?

    "I have been extremely satisfied with all of the results of my treatments and love the friendly atmosphere and good information I receive each time."

    "I enjoyed Dr. Brozowski's upbeat manner and knowledge -- I love the results and look forward to repeated treatments. I would absolutely recommend both the treatment and the doctor to a friend."

    "I'm a very satisfied customer who loves the level of service and intelligence with which I'm treated. And I love the results I'm seeing from my treatments. I feel and look younger, happier and healthier!"

    Please call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christine Brozowski to evaluate your skin and determine if you would benefit from microdermabrasion by our Aesthetician in our Berkeley office, just north of Oakland, California.