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Microdermabrasion FAQ's
Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps treat acne scarring, sun damage, age spots, blemishes, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores, blackheads and stretch marks.   

How does it work? 

A self-contained wand is manually passed over the skin in areas of damage or all over the face.  The machine delivers fine, sanitary aluminum oxide crystals to the face that “sand blasts” away dead skin and impurities.  Vacuum suction removes the crystals and dead skins to a self-contained container for disposal. 

What does it do to my skin?

Microdermabrasion removes the outer layer of skin and impurities.  This process encourages new skin development and cell growth of the deepest layer of the dermis.  Your skin may peel. This is natural and is the purpose of the procedure.  The result is skin that is even toned, textured and appears healthier and younger.

Does Microdermabrasion hurt?

You can expect to feel as if your skin is experiencing wind burn or sun burn.  There may be a sensation of stinging, but not to the point of discomfort.  The skin may appear pink for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.  Protect skin with moisturizers and sunscreen following treatment. 

What won’t Microdermabrasion do?

Microdermabrasion will not remove tattoos, deep wrinkles, severe acne scaring and other extreme skin damage.   It will not produce life-altering results.  Your skin should be evaluated by a dermatologist for questionable areas. 

Will one time be enough?

There is the possibility that you will notice improvement after just one session.  It is most common to need between 4-6 sessions for noticeable and sustainable results.  These sessions are 10-14 days apart.  After your initial sessions, monthly maintenance sessions will help your skin stay looking its best.  


Learn how chemical peels can be as effective as Microdermabrasion.  Visit our Chemical Peel page. 

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