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.
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.
Recent use of topical agents such as glycolic acids, alphahydroxy acids and Retin-A
Any recent chemical peel procedure
Oral blood thinner medications
Tattoos (not effective)
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