Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment using fine crystals or a diamond tip to progressively abrade the skin’s surface.
IMicrodermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.
The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.
A different microdermabrasion technique sprays fine particles of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate with a vacuum/suction to accomplish the same outcome as the abrasive surface.
Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors. People might choose to get the procedure if they have the following skin concerns:
fine lines and wrinkles
hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
enlarged pores and blackheads
acne and acne scars
dull-looking skin complexion
uneven skin tone and texture
Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment. You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as botox injections, should wait two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does microdermabrasion work?
A microdermabrasion treatment exfoliates your skin by sloughing off the top layer of dull, lifeless, and/or flaking skin, which in turn ramps up collagen production. We use a minimally abrasive device that scrubs your skin with a diamond tip to gently buff the skin’s damaged top layer. As it does this, the dead skin cells are vaccumed up through the hand peice.
How long do the effects last?
The effects of the treatment typically last for about 1 month. The length of time results will last varies depending on your age and how well you are responding to the treatment, but for most patients, it is common to schedule regular appointments every 4 weeks.