Microdermabrasion reduces the appearance of mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems with a gentle stream of tiny particles that exfoliates (abrade) the outer layer of skin and provides a fresh, glowing, younger appearance.
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 skin such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated.
Results are comparable to a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible, although multiple treatments are usually required for full effect.
All skin types are eligible for microdermabrasion without risk of skin discoloration.
Microdermabrasion can be performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as laser treatment and chemical peels.