Microdermabrasion

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion uses an adjustable applicator head that removes dead surface skin cells and initiates cellular turnover at the dermis and epidermis levels in a safe controlled manner. This approach respects the integrity of the skin and promotes even healing. Maintaining even cellular growth on the surface aids in the youthfulness of the skin’s appearance.

Microdermabrasion has been used to treat aging and sun-damaged skin, some types of acne and acne scarring, altered pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and stretch marks. Results may include improved skin tone, fewer breakouts, diminished appearance of scars, even skin color, refined skin pores, renewed elasticity, and a healthy glow.

Contraindications

Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for microdermabrasion treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment.

Active infection of any type, such as Herpes simplex virus or flat warts.

Active acne

Sunburn

Recent use of topical agents such as glycolic acids, alphahydroxy acids and Retin-A

Any recent chemical peel procedure

Uncontrolled diabetes

Eczema, dermatitis

Skin cancer

Vascular lesions

Oral blood thinner medications

Rosacea

Tattoos (not effective)

Pregnancy

Use of Acutane within the last year

Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation

Telangiectasia/erythema may be worsened or brought out by skin exfoliation

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