As we age, skin becomes less supple and prone to wrinkles. Large pigmented spots can also develop as a result of sun exposure.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation procedure that can improve the texture and appearance of damaged, uneven skin with no downtime.
What can microdermabrasion do for you?
A Quick and Painless Way to Rejuvenate Your Skin
Microdermabrasion can minimize the appearance of fine lines, shallow acne scars, and hyperpigmentation after only one session. More pronounced blemishes may require several sessions.
Microdermabrasion does not require any needles or anesthesia. During treatment, you may feel a vibrating sensation similar to that of a massage, as well as gentle suction.
No DowntimeMore invasive procedures require up to a week or more of downtime. In comparison, there is no recovery period following microdermabrasion.
A Popular Solution
Is Microdermabrasion Affordable?
The average cost of microdermabrasion is $149 per session. Though less expensive than a chemical peel ($150 - $6,000) or photorejuvenation (IPL) ($700 - $1,200), some patients need more than one microdermabrasion session to achieve their desired results. Ask your doctor if he or she offers discounts for a bundled package.
This Lunch Hour Procedure Takes Only 30 Minutes
Your doctor will cleanse and dry your skin to remove any debris.
Your doctor may then place shields or pads over your eyes to protect them during treatment.
Your doctor will gently glide a handheld device across the surface of your skin. Using a diamond-tipped wand or a stream of tiny crystals, the device will exfoliate the top layers of skin to reveal healthier skin. Meanwhile, a small vacuum will suction away dead skin cells and exfoliating crystals.
Once treatment is complete, your doctor may apply a non-irritating cream to moisturize the skin. He or she may also apply SPF, as your skin will be especially sensitive to sun exposure.
Treatment Can Help Patients with Minor Blemishes
Microdermabrasion is an effective minimally invasive solution for patients with minor skin concerns. If you have more severe scarring, deep lines and wrinkles, or minor skin laxity, you may be better suited for dermabrasion (a more intensive form of microdermabrasion), laser skin resurfacing, or a deep chemical peel.
Microdermabrasion can help you achieve smoother skin quickly and painlessly. To find out if you qualify, schedule an appointment with your doctor.