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Microdermabrasion is a gentle skin resurfacing treatment that can rejuvenate and restore the natural glow to the skin without the need for downtime.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle skin resurfacing treatment that can rejuvenate and restore the natural glow to the skin without the need for downtime.

Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains or crystals (aluminum oxide, sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate) and suction to buff away the surface layer of the skin. This technology has become a standard of care in aesthetics due to its predictable and safe results. The skill of the operator and the specifics of the device being used effect the outcomes.

Microdermabrasion Quick Facts

  • Fixes sun or age spots, fine lines, & more
  • Mild textural abnormalities
  • Clogged and enlarged pores
  • Acne, blackheads, and whiteheads
  • Preventative, anti-aging effects

Frequently Asked Questions
About Microdermabrasion

  • How long does microdermabrasion take to heal?

    Microdermabrasion comes with minimal recovery, and your skin should recover within 1-2 days. You may have some minor redness during this time.

  • Who cannot use microdermabrasion?

    Microdermabrasion should be avoided if you have certain active skin conditions like severe acne, rosacea, eczema, and more. You should also avoid it if you have a history of keloid scars. Our cosmetic physicians will determine whether it’s a good option for you during a consultation.

  • Can you see results after microdermabrasion?

    You’ll see some immediate improvement in your skin’s brightness and texture after treatment, but your most noticeable results will be apparent after a few days.

  • Which skin types cannot tolerate microdermabrasion that well?

    People with rosacea, facial redness, or sensitive skin may need a different approach toward microdermabrasion since it can be especially irritating. Our cosmetic physicians can recommend your best options during a consultation.

  • What products should you avoid after microdermabrasion?

    We recommend avoiding anything too harsh or irritating after microdermabrasion, including AHAs, retinol, or exfoliating products. Our team can review your skincare regimen and help you understand which products to avoid afterward.

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How Microdermabrasion Works

Your skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It’s a set of skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The top layer is called the “stratum corneum.” The stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier between the environment and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through. When you put lotions or creams on your skin, some of the moisture passes through the stratum corneum, but some ingredients can’t penetrate it. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkle lines and blemishes. All of the action in microdermabrasion takes place at the level of the stratum corneum.

If you remove or break up the stratum corneum, the body rushes to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones below. With the statum corneum gone, the skin’s surface looks and feels smoother, while some of the skin’s visible imperfections like fine lines and sun damage are removed. And without the stratum corneum acting as a barrier, topical products can now penetrate the skin more easily and be effective.

Why Choose Reflections Center For Microdermabrasion

Our medical aestheticians have decades of experience working under the supervision of our cosmetic physicians, allowing them to bring a uniquely scientific and results-focused approach to their treatments. Not only do they have access to the best-in-class technologies for creating these results, but they are in constant feedback with our doctors about how to marry their work with the more extensive treatments our doctors provide, and at-home skincare and prescription medications, for a level of care you won’t find anywhere else.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin is a Cosmetic & Laser Physician at Reflections Center. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.