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Microdermabrasion

Women and men across America are finally able to enjoy what millions of Europeans have experienced for years in pursuit of youth and beauty. When Microdermabrasion (originally developed in Italy) is combined in treatment with laser and aesthetic creams, we can achieve much greater results in treating various skin conditions.

Microdermabrasion is a highly effective and clinically proven technique for treating:

  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • scars
  • acne
  • stretch marks

Very fine crystals of aluminum oxide are sprayed onto the skin under pressure and vacuumed back at a fraction of a second. This leads to removal of the superficial skin layer, without damaging the integrity of the skin. When repeated multiple times, this allows the younger softer skin to move to the surface, literally erasing “wrinkles” and skin imperfections.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a treatment where very fine crystals of aluminum oxide are sprayed onto the skin under pressure and vacuumed back at a fraction of a second. This leads to removal of the superficial skin layer, without damaging the integrity of the skin. When repeated multiple times, this allows the younger softer skin to move to the surface, and literally erasing "wrinkles" and skin imperfections.

What types of conditions can be treated with Microdermabrasion?

Erasing fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, blackhead/whitehead removal, treating sun damaged skin, scars, and stretch marks.

Can all skin types and colors be treated with Microdermabrasion?

Yes, but you need to be evaluated by the doctor to assess your skin condition before beginning treatment.

How long does each Microdermabrasion treatment last?

Approximately 20-30 minutes.

What does a Microdermabrasion treatment feel like?

The treatment is painless and quite relaxing, very much like a deep facial. Most patients describe the sensation of light scratches on their skin as the small crystals hit the skin. After the treatment, special toners and moisturizer creams are applied to the face and massaged. Your face may be slightly red after the treatment but it is very mild and goes away in less than an hour.

How many Microdermabrasion treatments are needed?

It depends on your skin condition. Most patients require 5-10 treatments spread out a week apart. Many patients even come for a monthly treatment on a regular basis in order to maintain a youthful skin.

How soon can I expect results with Microdermabrasion?

You should notice an immediate improvement in the texture and appearance of your skin after the first treatment. However, more dramatic results are obtained after multiple treatments.

Are there any side effects from Microdermabrasion?

There are no side effects with microdermabrasion treatments. You may experience slight reddening of the skin which resolves in less than an hour after the treatment.

How soon can I resume my daily activities after Microdermabrasion?

Immediately after treatment. You should, however, try to minimize your sun exposure or use a daily sunblock.

What do I need to do before & after Microdermabrasion treatment?

Avoid sun exposure as much as possible and wear a daily sunblock lotion, and avoid cigarette smoking. You should also avoid exfoliating creams (alpha-hydroxy, glycolics, or Retin-A) 2 days before and after treatment.

Can you undergo laser treatments in combination with Microdermabrasion?

Yes, the combination of laser therapy and microdermabrasion will actually give you much better results. However, the treatments should not be done on the same day. The doctor can revise a treatment plan for you to achieve the best results.

Can you use exfoliating creams (alpha-hydroxy, glycolics, or Retin-A) in combination with Microdermabrasion?

The use of these creams should be avoided 48 hours before and after treatment. Combination of microdermabrasion and exfoliating creams will actually give you much better results in removing wrinkles and rejuvenating your skin. The doctor can explain this further for you.

Can you have collagen injections after Microdermabrasion?

Collagen injections should be avoided 2 weeks before and after treatments.

What type of Microdermabrasion machine do you use?

Dermagenesis, which is FDA approved and recognized world wide as the very best microdermabrasion machine.