Micro Dermabrasion (Skin Polishing)

What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to treat facial skin that has been damaged by the sun and age. Microdermabrasion can give the skin a fresh, healthy appearance by minimizing acne scars, age spots, blemishes caused by sun damage, crow's feet, fine lines, and superficial wrinkles.

Who are good candidates for microdermabrasion?
A good candidate for microdermabrasion is a physically healthy man or woman with realistic expectations who is looking to minimize the appearance of acne prone or blotchy skin, fine lines and surface wrinkles, sun-damaged or uneven skin, keratoses, large pores, milia, rhytides, sebaceous hyperplasia or small scars.

How long does the microdermabrasion procedure last?
Though multiple sessions are usually required, a single microdermabrasion procedure takes about thirty minutes to one hour to complete.

Is there much pain with the microdermabrasion procedure?
There is generally little or no pain associated with microdermabrasion. At the most, patients may experience a feeling similar to slight windburn or some minimal stinging around the eyes.

How Many Treatments Are Required?
Your doctor can give you a rough idea of the number of microdermabrasions needed for best results. Major changes are obvious after the forth session, even though most patients say they observed improvements after the first two. Most doctors suggest 4 to 6 microabrasion treatments, scheduled around two weeks apart, so the skin has time to recover between micro dermabrasion sessions.

What Should I Expect After Treatment?
You will receive a sunscreen hydrating moisturizer after microdermabrasion, to avoid sun damage after leaving the doctor's office. Some redness might occur on treated areas, but they generally disappear after a few hours. During the first 24 hours, your skin may feel dry, similarly to effects of a mild wind or sunburn. Use lots of moisturizer during the first few days. Avoid sun exposure for at least a week after the treatment, don't use any peeling products for the next 3-4 days and avoid full-face make up .