Dermabrasion & Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a clinical exfoliation technique that quickly improves the appearance of your skin. If your skin has become dull or damaged from aging or exposure to the elements, it may be a good time to perform a thorough exfoliation with a series of microdermabrasion treatments.

Microdermabrasion for a brighter, healthier complexion

Microdermabrasion is an excellent choice if you want to improve your complexion, but don’t have the time to recover from a laser treatment or medium-depth chemical peel. Using suction and gentle abrasion, microdermabrasion buffs away dead skin cells to improve your complexion. The results are comparable to a light chemical peel.

This treatment is very popular because it’s simple, there’s no downtime, and it has a low risk of side effects. Oculoplastic surgeons recommend microdermabrasion for patients who exhibit conditions such as:

  • Mild sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dull complexion

How does the procedure work?

Imagine a very fine sand blaster, and you’ll get a picture of how microdermabrasion works. The treatment uses either microparticles or a diamond-tipped wand to slough off the top layer of the skin and stimulate new skin growth. This technique also helps to thicken collagen, which results in smoother and younger-looking skin. There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic, and there is also no recovery or downtime.

There are two kinds of microdermabrasion treatments. One approach involves a hand-held device that streams tiny crystals across your skin. An attached vacuum simultaneously suctions the exfoliating crystals back into the machine, along with the dead or loosened skin. The newer approach uses a diamond-tip wand that is gently moved across your skin to exfoliate. Each treatment will last about 30 minutes. You may feel a mild scratching as the procedure removes the superficial skin cells, as well as a vibrating sensation.

Downtime and recovery

Any discomfort experienced with microdermabrasion is typically short-lived. This can include redness and swelling, which should subside within a few hours. You can also expect your skin to be dry and flaky for several days. Additional possible side effects include the following:

  • Mild post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Bruising from the suction (may last several days)
  • Sensitivity to sun exposure

After microdermabrasion, you can return to your regular routine immediately. Be sure to use sunscreen, especially immediately following a microdermabrasion session. Compared to a laser treatment or dermabrasion, the abrasive mechanism of this treatment is very gentle. You can expect a minor improvement with each treatment session. After the series, you should notice a significant improvement in your overall appearance.

Providers who perform Dermabrasion & Microdermabrasion at Austin Face & Body

Emily Rodrigues, LMA, CLT

Emily has been a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician and skincare specialist for over 20 years. As a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery, her expertise includes state-of-the-art laser and cosmetic procedures.

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If you’re interested in microdermabrasion treatments from Austin Face & Body, please schedule a consultation with us. We provide the top surgeons and aesthetic nurses from all over the country to achieve the absolute best in patient care and results. From your initial consultation to your follow-up appointments, you will be in excellent hands. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 512-559-3544 or contact us online

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