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What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation technique in which a doctor or aesthetician gently "sandblasts" superficial skin cells. Microdermabrasion helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. Microdermabrasion is usually performed on the face and neck, but can be performed on other parts of the body.

Why should you get a Microdermabrasion treatment?

Microdermabrasion is a quick solution for many skin challenges including acne scars, dull skin, hyperpigmentaion, removal of fine lines and "crows feet". Microdermabrasion also stimulates the production of skin cells and collagen production, and helps remove blackheads and reduces oiliness.

What to expect during a Microdermabrasion procedure

During microdermabrasion, the doctor will use a device that is similar to a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. Microdermabrasion procedures are usually painless. Patients has described the feeling as a tickling sensation.

Each microdermabrasion treatment takes between 30 minutes to an hour. The number of treatments recommended for maximal results can range between 5 and 12. Microdermabrasion treatments are usually spaced from 2 to 3 weeks apart. Maintenance of results requires periodic repeat treatments after the initial regimen is completed. Microdermabrasion may be combined with a light chemical peel to increase the effect.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion Treatments:

  • Virtually no side effects.
  • Gives the skin an overall fresh, healthy-looking glow.
  • Non surgical, safe, effective procedure.
  • Treatment can be used on all skin colors and types.
  • No anesthetic required.
  • Excellent for skin sensitive to chemical procedures.
  • Normal activities can be resumed immediately.
Other Considerations:
  • Requires multiple sessions and maintenance treatments.
  • Patients with good skin tone will show best results.
  • An individualized skin care program may be recommended to maximize results.

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