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Microdermabrasion for Your Face – What to Expect

If you’ve been looking for a way to achieve smoother skin without going through extensive procedures with long recovery times, microdermabrasion might be the answer. Here’s what you can expect if you’re interested in fresher, younger looking skin through microdermabrasion.


Microdermabrasion is Dermabrasion Made Smaller

Dermabrasion is a procedure where the topmost layers of skin are removed through friction, leaving behind smoother, fresher skin.

Microdermabrasion’s concept is the same, but the procedure uses much finer crystals to exfoliate the outer layer of skin. This can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and clogged pores. Microdermabrasion is a gentle process and isn’t as extensive compared to dermabrasion or a deep chemical peel.

It Can Work for Everyone

The deeper dermabrasion procedure may be able to alleviate skin problems that microdermabrasion can’t, but it’s recommended for individuals with fair skin. Those with darker skin tones may experience complications from dermabrasion, such as scarring or discoloration of the skin.

On the other hand, microdermabrasion can work for all skin tones. Because it’s a minimal procedure without the need for anesthesia or sedatives, it’s not as risky as dermabrasion and recovery could takes as little as 24 hours.

Microdermabrasion Has Few Side Effects

Microdermabrasion has very few side effects and is widely tolerated. The procedure may leave the skin a little red for a few hours afterwards and will make it vulnerable to sun damage, but these symptoms can be treated by moisturizers and strong sunscreens.

Frequent Appointments Can Help Retain Results

Because microdermabrasion only removes the dead, dehydrated uppermost skin cells and these regenerate over time, you may need to schedule monthly or bimonthly appointments to help your skin stay fresher and younger looking.

If you are interested in smoother, suppler facial skin, contact the Elizabeth Roche, M.D. MedSpa. Our trained estheticians will consult with you on your beauty goals and what microdermabrasion can do for you. Call us now and start loving your skin again!