Micro Dermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that stimulates the production of new cells and collagen. Treatments will effectively treat acne scars and fine lines. Microdermabrasion improves the appearance of:

  • Small acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Melasma (hyperpigmentation)
  • Blackheads and enlarged pores
  • Dull looking skin

About the Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a quick, painless exfoliation procedure that may be combined with a chemical peel to increase the results.

Number of Treatments Required

Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. A treatment course is tailored to your individual treatment plan.

What to Avoid

Avoid the following before, during and after a microdermabrasion treatment:

  • Discontinue use of all products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA).
  • Use products with sunscreen (minimum SPF 15), 10 days prior to and after treatment.
  • Discontinue waxing. Male clients should shave the morning of the treatment.
  • Do not use cosmetics such as foundation or blush for 2 days after treatment.
  • Do not use oil based moisturizers, use only oil free.

Who may not be a Candidate

The following patients may not be candidates for microdermabrasion treatments:

  • Patients who have taken Accutane within the last six months.
  • Patients who have active cold sores. Clients with a history of cold sores should take medication prior to treatment. Please notify staff of history of cold sores.
  • Patients with rosacea vascular lesions, dermatitis, oral skin cancer or keloid scars.
  • Patients with Lupus, uncontrolled diabetes, and clients who are on blood thinners.

After Care and Possible Side Effects

Some clients may experience a windburn sensation or slight redness lasting from a few hours up to 2 days. Most clients have no symptoms and can return to work immediately. Rare side effects include the possibility of infection and skin discoloration.