Microdermabrasion FAQs


What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a technique that helps refresh facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. A device, like a fine sandblaster, will spray tiny sodium bicarbonate crystals across the skin, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, multiple treatments are needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.


What does Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microdermabrasion manually exfoliates the skin, removing the dead outer layer, leaving the skin softer and smoother. Microdermabrasion is generally indicated for dull, oily or leathery skin texture, contracting enlarged pores, exfoliating and suctioning clogged pores in acne cases, polishing and reducing fine lines, mild acne scarring, mild pigment irregularities and enhancing penetration of therapeutic agents. Microdermabrasion is used to enhance laser treatments for texture issues, fine line, and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is also a perfect complement or alternative to chemical peels.


How long do the procedures last?
Microdermabrasion procedures usually take about 20 to 30 minutes, and can be done during your lunch hour.


What are the benefits to Microdermabrasion?
With microdermabrasion there are virtually no side effects. It gives the skin an overall fresh, healthy-looking glow. It is a non-surgical, safe, effective “lunch hour” procedure that is effective on all skin colors and types. No anesthetic is required, and it is excellent for skin sensitive to chemical procedures. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.


What areas can be treated?
Microdermabrasion is most often used on the face, but can also be successfully used on the neck, chest, arms, hands, and the rest of the body. It is beneficial for all skin colors and skin types.