Microdermabrasion is a new "Lunch Time" approach to skin resurfacing. The microdermabrasion process stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen resulting in cleaner, clearer and younger-looking skin.
Less aggressive than laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that does not require an anesthetic. Treatments take 35-45 minutes. This mild yet effective treatment can remove fine lines and age spots from around the eyes, lips and neck. It can also improve mild acne that has not responded to other treatment methods.
Microdermabrasion is a mini procedure that involves the skin being "sandblasted" by aluminum oxide crystals, baking soda, salt or corn cob granules to remove the stratum corneum (top) layer of the skin; dead skin cells.
Are you Suitable for Microdermabrasion?
If you have or have had acne, discolorations, superficial lines and wrinkles, uneven texture or sun damaged skin -- you may be a candidate for Microdermabrasion.
Is Microdermabrasion Painful?
Microdermabrasion does not hurt although it may sting a little around the eye area. The patient normally works up to a level as they go to increase the penetration to the skin.