About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an anti-aging treatment used to improve fine lines, wrinkles, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, acne, scars, and stretch marks. This anti-aging treatment is a mild procedure that stimulates healthy epidermal tissue growth and improves the tone and elasticity of the skin. Because this is a mild procedure, it is not advised for those who have heavily damaged skin which may be better suited to a more aggressive approach, eg. a laser or deep chemical peel. Microdermabrasion can be used on most skin types.

How Is Microdermabrasion Performed?

A device emits crystals onto the surface of the skin, causing a gentle abrasion of the skin to remove the outer layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion may be combined with a light chemical peel to enhance the effect of the treatment.

What to Expect During Your Office Visit

Your face, or whatever body part is being treated, will be cleansed, and a degreaser may be applied. The clinician will cover your eyes, and the treatment will begin. Usually, 2 passes are made to assure that the entire area has been treated. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. A chemical peel may be added depending on the condition being treated. This will be discussed with you prior to the commencement of the treatment. Moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied.

After Treatment

We will ask that you not use glycolics, hydroquinone, or retinoids for 5 days. Cleanse gently and avoid hot water. Moisturize your skin twice a day and apply sunblock as needed.

Limitations of Microdermabrasion Treatments

Treatments are not recommended for those who have a history of excessive scarring, recent herpes outbreak, warts, active acne, or active rosacea.

Other Considerations

Multiple sessions are required to obtain optimal results. The number varies from person to person and condition to condition. Microdermabrasion works best with a good home care routine.

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