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Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive skin exfoliation procedure, designed to treat sun damage, scars, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, microdermabrasion helps to enhance circulation and lymph flow, with results visible immediately, and no downtime, meaning you can get back to your daily life as soon as your treatment is over. Performed in-office, microdermabrasion doesn't require anesthesia, and can be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment. Reach out and set up your consultation today!

What’s the Microdermabrasion Procedure Like?

During the microdermabrasion procedure, which is usually performed by an aesthetician, a handheld device is used to transmit tiny crystals of aluminum oxide across the targeted treatment area. 

The crystals and dead skin are then suctioned away with a vacuum tool, revealing the fresh, healthy layer of skin just beneath. 

A treatment session can last from five to 60 minutes, and the results of a single microdermabrasion treatment are temporary. For continued improvement, treatment should be repeated every two to four weeks.

Are There Any Risks Involved?

Microdermabrasion is considered safe for all skin types, and is appropriate for patients with darker skin, who may be at risk for skin discoloration with other types of treatment. There are no serious risks associated with microdermabrasion, although some patients experience mild redness and irritation.

Patients older than 70 may have a slightly escalated risk of bruising and skin abrasions. Avoiding sun exposure after your microdermabrasion treatment is important, as the treatment can remove some of the skin’s natural protection.

In patients who have a history of cold sores, undergoing microdermabrasion may reactivate the virus that causes them. In those cases, avoiding treatment around the lip area and/or taking preventative antiviral medication prior to treatment may be recommended.

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If you’re interested in walking back some of the early signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin...but aren’t necessarily interested in an invasive surgical procedure, microdermabrasion might be the perfect treatment for you. Reach out and set up a consultation to learn more about how this minimally-invasive procedure can help you look as young and fresh as you feel on the inside!

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