Who is a candidate?

  • If you desire to improve the surface quality of your skin.
  • If you want to decrease fine lines, acne scars or brown spots.
  • If you have had other resurfacing procedures such as laser resurfacing and wish to keep your results at an optimal level.

Intended Results

  • Microdermabrasion is performed using a series of treatments to refresh the skin. Being on a good skin care routine prior to initiating the peels will optimize the results.
  • Microdermabrasion can help soften fine lines and mild acne scars as well as help decrease irregular pigmentation.
  • It may also be used on new surgical scars to help decrease the visibility of the scar.

Procedure Description

  • Special goggles will be worn to protect the eyes and then the face will be cleansed.
  • A small wand is used to abrade the skin with tiny sand-like particles. The treatment sings slightly, and feels like sandpaper being gently rubbed onto the skin.
  • The "sand" may be left on your hair and clothes after the treatment.

Recuperation and Healing

  • Your face will be slightly red when leaving. A good moisturizer should be applied immediately after the treatment. You should keep your skin protected from the sun with a good sunscreen.
  • Skin care products, except cleanser and moisturizer, should be avoided for several days to prevent irritation.

Other Options

  • Other types of peels such as glycolic or trichloracetic acid can be performed to help rejuvinate the skin. Combining this procedure with other services such as Collagen or Botox injections can achieve enhanced results.