Microdermabrasion, also referred to as a microdermabrasion facial, is the process of essentially cleaning off the outermost layer of dead skin so that new skin can grow in and replace it.

Are you looking for a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin on your face? Microdermabrasion treatments make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration and sun damage.

The treatment is one that many patients can benefit from:

  • Microdermabrasion for acne
  • Microdermabrasion for reduction of blemishes
  • Microdermabrasion for aging

Microdermabrasion shouldn’t be confused with “Dermabrasion”, which incorporates an older, more aggressive removal of the skin layer. Whereas dermabrasion is a procedure that is typically only performed by a plastic surgeon, microdermabrasion has become a treatment that can be successfully performed by doctors and aestheticians, alike.

The procedure has advanced to the point where microdermabrasion side effects are minimal: tenderness and puffiness in the treated regions might be the only discomfort that a patient feels after a treatment, and it seldom lasts for longer than a day or two.

How does Microdermabrasion work?

Imagine a very fine sand blaster and you’ll get a picture of how microdermabrasion works. It uses microparticles, or a diamond-tipped wand, to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth. This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion.

Does Microdermabrasion hurt?

There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.