Microdermabrasion (often referred to as a Microderm) is a form of physical exfoliation. This treatment is intended to loosen and remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Microdermabrasion is a great way to achieve smoother, healthier skin! A microderm treatment removes dead skin cells and stimulates circulation to the face. This enables new skin cells to grow and stimulates collagen!
Receiving a microderm before a chemical peel increases product penetration and helps enhance the results of your peel. Microderms are also recommended before some laser treatments, enabling the laser to penetrate deeper into the skin for optimal results! Patients may notice some mild redness to the skin that usually goes away a few hours after treatment.
**Please discontinue the use of retinoids and exfoliating products containing alphya hydroxy acids (AHA) or beta hydroxy acids (BHA) approximately 1 week before treatment.
Q: What is Microdermabrasion?
A: Microdermabrasion is an effective, non-surgical way to get rid of acne scars, fine wrinkles, and sunspots by exfoliating the top layers of the skin. Aluminum oxide micro crystals gently sandblast your skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen production, helping your skin rejuvenate faster than normal.
Q: How much time does Microdermabrasion require?
A: A typical Microdermabrasion face treatment takes between 20 and 30 minutes. However, if you want your neck or other parts of the body treated, it may last up to an hour.
Q: What does it feel like?
A: The treatment is painless. Some patients have reported some itchiness or stinginess when micro crystals came in contact with their skin. You may feel some discomfort around the eyes, but as Microdermabrasion treatment continues, your skin gets used to crystal flow. Your face may appear a little pinkish in the first 24 hours, but you should not experience any itchiness or pain.
Q: When can I expect to see results?
A: That depends on your skin and the Microdermabrasion machine used. Some patients reported changes after the first treatment. Your skin will look cleaner and healthier after a few treatments, but major changes (like reduction of wrinkles and scars) become visible after five treatments.