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MACROdermabrasion in Los Altos, CA

MACROdermabrasion™ for men and women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California is offered by triple board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD at Mittelman Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.


For skincare enthusiasts, MACROdermabrasion is essential to maintaining healthy, glowing skin. This non-invasive treatment gently removes dead surface skin cells and increases the rate of cellular turnover, promoting the formation of new supple, clearer skin. MACROdermabrasion™ utilizes environmentally safe salt crystals to apply positive pressure to the skin in a painless and soothing manner. In addition to making dramatic improvements in the appearance of the skin, removing dead surface skin cells enhances the absorption and effectiveness of topical skin care products.

Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells by buffing tiny aluminum oxide crystals across the skin and using a vacuum to remove them. As the buffing rate and suction pressure increase, a greater amount of dead skin cells is removed from the skin’s surface. However, more isn’t always better, as the skin can only withstand a certain amount of pressure without bruising and/or becoming irritated.

Additionally, researchers have linked the aluminum oxide or aluminum oxide dust used in microdermabrasion to several health problems. Even short-term exposure has been linked to respiratory issues, and eye irritation and long-term exposure has been linked to nervous system disorders, including Alzheimer’s.

In contrast to microdermabrasion, Salt-A-Peel™ MACROdermabrasion™ blows water-soluble, non-toxic, and mineral-rich salt crystals across the skin to safely and gently extract impurities. The difference may seem insignificant, but on a microscopic level, it makes a huge difference in the skin. From a health standpoint, exposure to salt doesn’t pose any known health hazards since it is a naturally occurring substance. Additionally, Salt-A-Peel™ is applied to the skin using positive pressure, so the risks of vacuum-induced erythema (inflammation) and skin irritation are greatly reduced and nearly eliminated. Patients who have undergone both the Salt-A-Peel™ and microdermabrasion therapies report Salt-A-Peel™ as the clear frontrunner between the two therapies, with most patients experiencing noticeable results in less time and with fewer Salt-A-Peel™ treatments.


MACROdermabrasion™ is often considered a “lunchtime peel” because the speed and recovery time of the procedure involves no downtime. Your skin will instantly appear brighter and feel softer, and most patients apply makeup and resume their normal routines immediately after treatment.


It is a wonderful complement to other cosmetic procedures, such as Botox® or fillers. In fact, many of our patients find their regularly scheduled appointments for Botox® or fillers an ideal time to add on a MACROdermabrasion™ session. Adding a MACROdermabrasion™ session to other treatments is never a problem, as long as you provide our staff advance notice so that the appropriate amount of time can be reserved with Dr. Mittelman.


Most health insurance providers do not provide coverage for elective procedures such as MACROdermabrasion. In order to make beautiful skin more affordable for his patients, Dr. Mittelman accepts payments in the form of cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on MACROdermabrasion™or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and the surrounding areas.

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“I have been going to Dr. Mittelman for various procedures since 1999. He is personable, easy to talk to and absolutely sane about what to do and when. I appreciate his calm advice as much as i do his surgical skills, which are_the best_ A special note about the staff – they are considerate and…”

Hank B.

“I had my upper eyelids done by Dr. Mittelman. I was expecting improvement, but I think the results are fabulous. Dr. Mittelman and I talked a lot about what I was hoping to get out of the surgery and what he thought was possible. I had some wrinkles and heavy “hooding” that made me look…”

Mary S.

“Over the years I have had different procedures done by Dr. Mittelman. I prefer to have the smaller surgeries as I go along the way, they are less invasive and provide more natural results. Dr. Mittelman has delivered excellence in professionalism each and every single time. H is an excellent plastic surgeon, more like a…”

Jaqueline D.

“Dr. Mittelman, the master of administering BOTOX with fabulous results! His staff is super friendly and their office is extremely diligent in providing a safe, sterile, and clean environment, particularly during these unprecedented times – COVID-19”

KM from Monte Sereno

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