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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an intense exfoliation process that rejuvenates the skin by utilizing ultra-fine aluminum oxide crystals to remove the upper layer of the epidermis. At the same time, the handpiece contains a vacuum tube that sweeps up both the used crystal as well as the skin's cellular debris. This process exfoliates the skin, stimulating new collagen production that will result in firmer, more youthful looking skin over time.
Microdermabrasion can be effectively used to achieve the following results:

Treatment of fine lines and wrinkles
Treatment of scars resulting from acne, surgery or even chicken pox
Treatment of enlarged pores
Treatment of age spots
Enhance various laser treatments

Patients who have had this procedure performed consistently over a period of time have enjoyed excellent and long-term results.

 

About the Procedure

The procedure can be performed on virtually all persons and skin types. While microdermabrasion is most often performed on the face, many of our patients have had treatments to the neck, abdomen, legs, and shoulders….any area that can benefit from smoother, younger-looking skin.

Microdermabrasion typically takes twenty minutes per treatment. Depending on the condition you wish to treat, our staff can recommend a specific number of treatments. The treatments can be performed as often as weekly.

With the aid of micro-crystals vacuumed through a delicate handpiece held at a precise angle to the skin, our staff will affect a superficial skin polishing.

FAQs

What results can I expect?

Depending on the area treated, you will notice an improvement in your skin's appearance. Acne scars will be less obvious. Age spots and fine lines are greatly diminished and many patients report that their skin seems softer, smoother, and younger-looking. After your first treatment, your skin will have a fresh, slightly pink glow. Improvement continues throughout your treatment program.

Will microdermabrasion reduce my wrinkles?

Used consistently and over a period of time, microdermabrasion will definitely enhance your appearance. When it is used in combination with other rejuvenation techniques, the results can be dramatic! Our aestheticians may also combine microdermabrasion with chemical peels to even further reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Is microdermabrasion painful?

No. In fact, many of our patients describe it as soothing. You will not need any sedation or local anesthetic for this procedure.

What is the downtime?

Unlike laser skin resurfacing, there is little or no down time. We do ask that patients wear sunscreen after treatments.

Can I have microdermabrasion while I am using skin care products?

Absolutely. The use of our skin care products in combination with microdermabrasion is an excellent way to achieve the results you want.

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