This non-invasive procedure uses tiny crystals to exfoliate and remove the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. If you have fine lines, uneven pigmentation or clogged pores, you will benefit from microdermabrasion treatments.
What does microdermabrasion treat?
- A dull complexion
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Age spots
- Dark spots
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during microdermabrasion?
The dermatologist uses a handheld device that gently removes the top layer of skin.
How soon will I see my results?
Most patients need a series of treatments to see results. To treat signs of aging, a dermatologist may treat a patient weekly, every two weeks or monthly.
What types of results can I expect?
After a series of treatments, patients usually say that they have smoother skin and a more-radiant complexion.
How long does it take?
It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to treat the entire face and about 20 minutes to treat the neck.
Does it hurt?
You may feel a sanding sensation, but it is not painful.
What can I expect following the treatment?
You will not have downtime or a recovery period. Some patients’ skin turns pink or red. The skin can also swell a bit. The side effects are similar to having a sunburn or windburn lasting 1-2 days.
When can I safely get another treatment?
Microdermabrasion only treats the top layer of the skin, so the skin recovers quickly. Most people can safely have another treatment a week later.
Microdermabrasion is Available at These Locations
- Bethesda – Drs. Jaffe, O’Neill & Lindgren
- Fairfax, Virgnia
- Glen Burnie
- Rockville – Montgomery Dermatology
- Vienna, Virginia