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This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure is a great solution for anyone looking to renew their overall skin tone and texture. For youthful, glowing skin, Microdermabrasion offers a rejuvenating experience to improve the effects of sun damage, acne, aging, and other skin-related conditions.


What Is Microdermabrasion?

With the use of a special applicator, this procedure gently exfoliates and removes dry, dead skin cells from the thick outer layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion is a comfortable, painless procedure with no needles, lasers, or anesthesia and is enjoyed by adults of all ages.

There are a few ways that treatments are completed, depending on the use of the applicator. Most applicators use suction and minor abrasive techniques to remove the top layers of dead skin cells, however, some treatments use crystals as part of the exfoliation process.

The face is the most common area for Microdermabrasion treatments, however, any skin area can benefit from this procedure.

Benefits Of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion improves skin appearance and provides noticeable results immediately after treatment. Some of its most popular benefits include:

  • Smooth, fresh-looking skin
  • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced appearance of dark spots
  • Brighter skin tone and color
  • Smaller pores
  • Reduced scarring of minor acne
  • Ability to absorb skincare products more effectively
  • Reduced age spots and early sun damage

Since your skin takes about 30 days to fully reproduce new skin cells, it is recommended to have treatments done every few weeks for the best results.

Am I a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Almost all skin types and skin colors can safely participate in Microdermabrasion treatments, however, you should always discuss any skin concerns you have with your provider before receiving any treatment. Many people who receive Microdermabrasion treatments have some of the following skin concerns:

  • Natural effects of aging (i.e. fine lines, wrinkles, age spots)
  • Minor scarring from acne or hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores, acne, or blackheads
  • Uneven skin tones or textures
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks

There are also many patients who are not affected by the following skin concerns that simply prefer Microdermabrasion as a way to keep their skin healthy, bright, and smooth as well.

How Do I Prepare For Microdermabrasion Treatments?

Since Microdermabrasion is minimally invasive and nonsurgical, there is not much that you need to do to prepare for this procedure. You may be advised to discontinue the use of other exfoliating products a few days prior to your treatment. You will also need to make sure that you are not wearing any makeup on the day of your treatment.

What Is Recovery Like After Microdermabrasion?

One of the major benefits of Microdermabrasion is that there is little to no recovery time. Your skin may be more sensitive the week following your treatment, therefore you may be advised to stay out of direct sunlight, avoid tanning products or waxing, and use moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated within that time. Some common side effects may include mild tenderness, redness, or swelling, however, these effects typically resolve themselves within a few hours after treatment.

Why Choose Us For Microdermabrasion?

Our practice specializes in non-surgical and surgical facial treatments. Our team's vast experience will provide you with the best Microdermabrasion treatment than any other provider in the area.

We will deliver you the best Microdermabrasion results regardless of your skin concerns, by providing you a personal experience tailored to your exact needs. We work efficiently and carefully so that you can relax and enjoy the entire procedure. Discounted and self administered treatments won’t provide the level of success that our practice can provide. To receive the best results for your skin, place your trust in a professional.

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