Microdermabrasion changes the look and feel of the skin by altering its texture, surface, quality and pigmentation. The treatment uses a spray of microcrystals placed into a machine. A skin adapter is placed on the face so it can shoot the microcrystals on to the portion of the skin being treated. The machine cleans the microcrystals and abrades the skin to get rid of old, dead skin and reveal the new skin under the surface that looks more youthful and glowing. The treatment encourages the production of collagen and elastin in the new skin cells.

Ideal candidates have fine lines and facial wrinkles, age spots, skin texture issues or sun damaged skin, Patients that have acne or rosacea are also good candidates. Ideal candidates also have relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections as well as realistic expectations about the final results.

The cost of microdermabrasion is anywhere from $60-$200 depending on the extent of the treatment, the number of treatments performed, the condition of the skin before the treatment, the area of the country where it is performed and fees charged be the facility or the doctor.

Most patients require multiple procedures before achieving their final results. The patient will enjoy a rejuvenated appearance along with improvements in the tone and texture of the skin. The final results can last anywhere from 6-12 months depending on the recovery time of the individual patient.

Chemical Peels Vs. Microdermabrasion

Chemical Peels Vs. Microdermabrasion

submitted on   Mon Aug, 17, 2015 by Stafford Broumand, MD     
Having beautiful, healthy skin is a goal shared by many people.  Glowing skin not only makes a person look better, but it also shows the world how healthy a person feels.  Sometimes diet and exercises are not enough, and it takes medical treatments to help a person achieve their skin goals.  Two...