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.
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 Time
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.
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.