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
We cleanse your face, or other treatment areas, as well as apply a degreaser. The clinician covers your eyes, and the treatment begins. Usually, we make 2 passes are made to ensure the entire area is treated. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. A chemical can be added, depending on the condition being treated. We discuss this with your prior to the start of treatment. Once the treatment is over, we apply moisturizer and sunscreen.
We ask that you not use glycolic acid, 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 outbreaks, warts, active acne, or active rosacea.
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.