Microdermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment, Microderma


Microdermabrasion is a method of removing dead surface skin cells that helps clean up the skin and lessen wrinkling on the face and around the eyes.

Microdermabrasion is accomplished when tiny aluminum crystals are blasted against the skin in a controlled fashion that causes old skin to flake away, leaving newer, healthier skin.It takes away small scars, blackheads, and the top surfaces of acne breakouts. It is performed in the Maple Grove office.. No anesthesia is required. Microdermabrasion feels like a tingling sensation as the crystals hit the skin surface. After the procedure, the skin is mildly pink: that pinkness is generally gone in 24-36 hours. Use of Copper complexÔ hydrating gel and/or NeovaÔ night therapy after the procedure helps lessen any redness that might develop.

By repeating this procedure at intervals, usually 1-2 weeks apart for about 6 treatments, the face is rejuvenated. Wrinkles are diminished and the skin looks smoother. Large pores are progressively less obvious after the 2nd, 3rd and 4th treatments.

Microdermabrasion generally removes more dead skin than a glycolic wash but less than laser resurfacing.



Notice the polished tip of the microdermabrader, which allows it to glide across your skin.

Microdermabrasion Closeup

How is it determined whether a microdermabrasion is indicated rather than a glycolic wash?

  1. A series of glycolic washes should be used if laser facial resurfacing is planned.

  2. Glycolic washes are better if any of the tissue to be treated is even minimally infected.

  3. Microdermabrasion is better for leveling small scars and evening out skin irregularities, especially the somewhat raised edges of large pores.

  4. Microdermabrasion can get into the corner between the nostril and the cheek better. Glycolic washes can get closer to the edge of the bottom eyelid.

  5. Both decrease wrinkles--a consultation is best to determine which route to go -- or whether a combination series is indicated. i.e... Instead of a series of 4-6 glycolic washes or 4-6 microdermabrasions, sometimes a mixed series of 6 treatments will be recommended-- usually 4 microdermabrasions and 2 glycolics or 4 glycolics with 2 microdermabrasions.

  6. Both kinds of treatment can occasionally cause temporary scabbing. The incidence seems to be about equal.

  7. Both treatments should be used in conjunction with a good facial care plan that includes daily home glycolic acid treatments and moisturizers.

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