Microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion is a much less invasive procedure than dermabrasion, which is used to treat more serious skin problems. Dermabrasion, in which several layers of skin are removed, is considered a surgical treatment.

The Microdermabrasion Procedure

During the microdermabrasion procedure, which is usually performed by an aesthetician, a handheld device is used to transmit tiny crystals of aluminum oxide across the targeted treatment area. The dead skin is suctioned away with a vacuum tool, revealing fresh underlying skin. A treatment session can last 30 to 60 minutes. The results of a single microdermabrasion treatment are temporary. For continued improvement, treatment should be repeated every 2 to 4 weeks.

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

Microdermabrasion is used to treat a variety of mild-to-moderate skin problems, including acne, scarring, sun damage, age spots and fine wrinkles. Because it only affects the outermost layer of skin (epidermis), it is not effective for repairing deep tissue damage, or removing congenital marks, tattoos, moles and scars.

What Are The Benefits Of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion safely and effectively, with no pain and no downtime, improves the color, tone and texture of skin.

Microdermabrasion is considered safe for all skin types, and is especially effective for Asian and dark-skinned patients who may be at risk for skin discoloration with other types of treatment.

The vacuum used during dermabrasion enhances circulation and lymph flow, rejuvenating the skin internally as well as externally.

Is It Necessary To Wear Sunscreen After Microdermabrasion Treatment?

After microdermabrasion is performed, the newly exposed layer of skin is vulnerable to sun damage, so wearing sunscreen is necessary. Avoiding the sun the first few days after treatment is recommended.

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

Microdermabrasion is used to treat a variety of mild-to-moderate skin problems, including acne, scarring, sun damage, age spots and fine wrinkles. Because it only affects the outermost layer of skin (epidermis), it is not effective for repairing deep tissue damage, or removing congenital marks, tattoos, moles and scars.

What Are The Benefits Of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion safely and effectively, with no pain and no downtime, improves the color, tone and texture of skin.

Microdermabrasion is considered safe for all skin types, and is especially effective for Asian and dark-skinned patients who may be at risk for skin discoloration with other types of treatment.

The vacuum used during dermabrasion enhances circulation and lymph flow, rejuvenating the skin internally as well as externally.

Is It Necessary To Wear Sunscreen After Microdermabrasion Treatment?

After microdermabrasion is performed, the newly exposed layer of skin is vulnerable to sun damage, so wearing sunscreen is necessary. Avoiding the sun the first few days after treatment is recommended.

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