Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. Most commonly, microdermabrasion uses two parts: an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed in-office by a trained skin care professional.

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation system that gently removes dead and damaged skin from the surface, encouraging fresh new healthy skin to develop. The skin exfoliating process immediately improves the tone and texture of your skin giving you an immediate glow.

It is a painless procedure that has the benefit of virtually no recovery time post-treatment and can be very effectively used in combination with other skin regimes such as peels or oxygen treatments.

It can be used in conjunction with Botox® and fillers in pre- and post-procedure programs and is very effective on all skin types, irrespective of age, gender or color.

Whilst improved results can be seen immediately, the treatment works progressively on the skin and we recommend at least six treatments initially over a 3-4 week period, followed by monthly maintenance visits to maximize the beneficial effect.

This skin resurfacing procedure is a great adjuvant in treating the following skin conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Open pores
  • Acne prone skin
  • Blackheads
  • Superficial age spots and pigmentation
  • Oily, dry or patchy skin

Microdermabrasion for Acne

Microdermabrasion can be used to treat acne and the scars that acne causes. Microdermabrasion treatments can eliminate or greatly reduce the appearance of lighter scarring. However, for deep acne scars (known as “pock marks” or “ice-pick acne scars”) microdermabrasion may not be able to provide desired results. Deeper scars can usually be effectively treated with dermabrasion or an acne chemical peel. Patients with active acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments, which exfoliate the skin and clear clogged pores of oil and dirt. Because the polishing action of the crystal and the removal of skin cells can aggravate acne, however, a consultation with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon is advised to help determine whether a patient’s acne or acne scars can be effectively treated with microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion for Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of facial skin characterized by redness, prominent blood vessels, swelling, and/or skin eruptions that look similar to acne. Microdermabrasion can be used to decrease the redness associated with rosacea. However, if you have been diagnosed with rosacea and are considering microdermabrasion, you should consult a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon prior to treatment because microdermabrasion can negatively affect active rosacea.