What is Micordermabrasion?
Diamond-peel microdermabrasion is a noninvasive skin resurfacing procedure. Laser-cut diamond tips gently abrade the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) exfoliating the outer most layer of the skin surface while a vacuum control stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. After the outer layer of the dead skin cells are removed, regrowth of healthy new cells comes from the deeper part of the skin. This makes the skin look smoother, more radiant, even tone and youthful.
What Skin Conditions Will Microdermabrasion Improve?
- Dull, Dry Skin
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Enlarged Pores
- Early Signs of Aging
- Acne Scars
- Sun Spots, Sun-Damaged Skin
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Surgical Scars
What Does Microdermabrasion Feel Like? Does It Hurt?
It is not painful. You will feel a tugging on your skin. It does not require sedation or numbing creams to perform as it is not painful.
Is There Any Down Time?
You may have slight pink hue to the skin after treatment, but this is very temporary. It may look like a light sun burn. We encourage women not to wear makeup for the remainder of the day. However, it may be applied following the treatment.
When Will I See Results?
Results can be seen and felt after the first treatment, however, most patients need a series of treatments to see results. Most patients see the best results after 5-6 treatments. After a series of treatments, patients usually say they have smoother skin and a more radiant complexion.
How Often Can I Get Treated?
Microdermabrasion treats only the top layer of the skin, so the skin recovers quickly. Most people can safely have another treatment a week later. Some patients, however, need 2-3 weeks to recover.
What Will I Need To Do After Micordermabrasion?
You will have a moisturizer applied after the treatment. For optimal results and skin health we recommend our products for skin healing. While skin care products in general are somewhat expensive research does support their use and they in general do work better than over the counter products.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
After microdermabrasion, your treated skin may be pink or red and slightly swollen. This tends to disappear within a day.
In some cases, the skin can bruise, burn, sting, or become extremely sensitive to sunlight. These will go away without treatment.
If your skin tends to develop dark spots after acne clears or a skin injury heals, you may have a greater risk of developing more dark spots.
Micordermabrasion is gentle, non-invasive treatment, you should see a dermatologist before getting this treatment if you:
Have a mole or other spot on your skin that is growing, bleeding, or changing in any way. This spot could be a type of skin cancer.
Are taking (or have taken) the acne medication Isotretinoin or Accutane (is prescribed to treat severe acne). If you have taken this medication within the past 6 months, you have a higher risk for complications, including scarring. You may need to wait before having microdermabrasion.
If you scar easily or get keloids.