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
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
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.
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
Will microdermabrasion reduce my
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.