Is microdermabrasion right for you? If you have pimples and blackheads, fine wrinkles, or uneven skin tone, talk to us about how microdermabrasion can help improve the color, smoothness, and texture of your skin.
- Fine lines and wrinkles from sun exposure
- Sallow skin tone
- Pimples, blackheads and mild acne
- Skin discoloration
- Age spots
Microdermabrasion is an in-office procedure that uses light mechanical abrasion to rub off the top layer of skin. It achieves the same result as a superficial chemical peel in enhancing the natural glow of the skin while lessening acne, correcting mild discoloration, and smoothing the skin. Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types.
About the Procedure (Board Certified)
During microdermabrasion, we use a small handpiece to direct a spray of fine crystals onto the treated area. The crystals and dead outer layer of skin then are suctioned off. Microdermabrasion can be performed by a non-surgeon and does not create an open wound.
Results of microdermabrasion appear immediately after treatment and may require repeat treatments every two to three weeks, followed by maintenance every four to six weeks. Dr. Farella recommends microdermabrasion alternating with superficial facial peels every 2 weeks for best results.
Anesthesia and Pain
Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia. It may cause minimal discomfort.
Most people can return to work or activities immediately after microdermabrasion. Your skin may appear pink or red for a few hours and occasionally will flake and peel over several days. Proper cleaning, moisturizing, and protection from the sun can aid in maintaining your skin.
Risks and Complications
With any procedure, risks and complications can occur but generally are rare. Microdermabrasion generally is safe and free of complications when done by an experienced practitioner. Occasional side effects can include uneven skin color, scarring, allergic reactions, and sun sensitivity. You will receive instructions on contacting our staff if you have concerns or questions after your treatment.