Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating sun damage, superficial pigmentation and other unwanted skin problems. This procedure uses a gentle stream of tiny particles to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, leaving fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance. Microdermabrasion may be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment for more significant results.

About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion reduces the appearance of mild to moderate sun damage, and other superficial skin problems with a gentle stream of tiny particles that exfoliate (abrade) the outer layer of skin and provide a fresh, glowing, younger appearance.
  • Treatment Time: 30 min
  • Anesthesia: Local Anesthesia
  • Hospital Stay: n/a
  • Recovery: 1 day
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Dermabrasion Questions


Dermabrasion was developed to improve acne scars, pox marks, and scars from accidents or disease. It’s not effective in treating congenital skin defects, most moles, pigmented birthmarks, or scars caused by burns.

Dermabrasion is generally only safe for people with fair skin. For people with darker skin, dermabrasion can result in scarring or discoloration.



Both dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face. They can be used alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift, scar removal or revision, or chemical peel.

Microdermabrasion Treatment

The particles scrape away the surface layer of aging or damaged skin, which is then brushed off with the microdermabrasion vacuum tool, with no need for anesthesia. Only a small amount of skin is removed, so damaged areas on sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated.

Microdermabrasion Treatment Time

Microdermabrasion treatments usually take about 30 minutes to perform, although some areas may require additional time.

Microdermabrasion Results

Results are comparable to a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible, although multiple treatments are usually required for full effect. Specific skin improvement varies for each individual patient.

Skin Types for Microdermabrasion

Yes. Microdermabrasion can be performed on all skin types. In fact, the procedure is particularly helpful for Asian and dark-skinned patients who risk skin discoloration with other treatment options.

Patients with recent viral infections or those with poor healing or excessive scarring may want to reconsider treatment.

Microdermabrasion Results

The results of microdermabrasion depend on each patient’s individual skin, as well as their dedication to caring for their skin after treatment. Results can be maintained through regular touch-up appointments and a proper skincare regimen.

Multiple Dermatology Procedures

Microdermabrasion is often performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as laser treatment and chemical peels.

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