What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that is often recommended for patients seeking cosmetic treatments for the first time. This procedure involves exfoliation of the skin using a special device that removes the outer skin layers, revealing softer, more youthful skin underneath. Microdermabrasion can be tailored to the unique needs of the patient, as the depth of the procedure can be adjusted to address a variety of skin concerns and types.

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What’s Microdermabrasion For?

Microdermabrasion effectively reduces the appearance of the following skin issues:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Early signs of aging, such as fine lines
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Blackheads and enlarged pores

Overall, this treatment will give your skin a healthy, glowing appearance, particularly when treatments are repeated at regular intervals. Microdermabrasion can be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to enhance your results as well. It is the perfect option to prep the skin before applying topical skin care products since the exfoliation treatment helps with the absorption of these active ingredients into the underlying layers of the skin.

Microdermabrasion is an effective skin rejuvenation treatment that involves no medication or downtime. The procedure is relatively quick and painless where results can last for a number of months. To learn more about microdermabrasion, contact Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery.

Other facial procedures:

  • Microchanneling and Microneedling
    • A gentle, mechanical injury to cause a healing response in the skin that stimulates new collagen formation
    • This creates a pathway through the skin to introduce topicals or active ingredients, available in professional skin care products, that will stimulate collagen and freshen the superficial components of the skin.

*Individual results may vary.

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is performed on an outpatient basis at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery, without the need for any type of anesthesia. A special diamond-tipped tool is moved across the surface of the skin, gently removing dead, dry outer skin cells. The procedure usually takes less than one hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. The will be completed by our nurse or esthetician.

What is recovery like?

There is no recovery time after microdermabrasion. At the end of the procedure, a special moisturizer is applied to the skin and the patient may resume regular activities. The skin may appear slightly pink after treatment, but this side effect subsides within a few hours of the procedure. There is no discomfort associated with microdermabrasion and no pain medication required after treatment.

What can I expect from my microdermabrasion results?

Results of microdermabrasion can typically be seen right away, as the skin will look smoother and brighter after treatment. Results will continue for a number of weeks before a touch-up treatment is needed. The depth of the procedure will determine the specific duration of the results, with deeper treatments lasting slightly longer.