A popular office procedure, microdermabrasion causes a gentle abrasion of the skin surface with micro crystals. This results in improvement of skin problems such as superficial pigmentation, wrinkles, superficial acne scars, pore size and acne. A microdermabrasion can be performed to treat the face, neck, chest, and/or the back of the hands.
The procedure is usually well-tolerated without anesthetic. If needed, the skin can be pre-treated with an anesthetic cream. The level of the treatments is gradually increased over six treatments, as tolerated, to achieve optimal results.
Microdermabrasion is also known by other names such as Parisian Peel or Megapeel. At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, microdermabrasion is performed with a medical unit known as the Mega Peel. The medical unit allows a higher level of treatment and the ability to enhance the results patients may have experienced at non-medical facilities.
The benefits of microdermabrasion are a result of the combined effect of the crystals, as well as the vacuum pressure, which removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and pores. The vacuum enhances the results obtained by crystals alone (in microdermabrasion creams or kits).
Little to no recovery time is necessary after a microdermabrasion treatment. This is a minimally invasive treatment and does not require any anesthetic. You may experience some minor redness or discomfort after each session, but should feel well enough to continue your daily routine as planned.
A series of treatments, usually six, will result in a gradual improvement in the texture and overall appearance of your skin. The benefits of microdermabrasion are a result of changes in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. Maintenance treatments every six weeks (*), along with a planned skin care regimen will help to keep your skin in optimal condition.