Microdermabrasion

This treatment makes use of a minimally abrasive instrument to treat mild discoloration and reveal a brighter, more youthful complexion. This is a great procedure on its own, but it is also an excellent “jump start” to remove old dead skin before starting a more aggressive procedure. The skin may be somewhat pink or red immediately following the procedure, due to its abrasive nature. Downtime consists mainly of dry, flaky skin for a few days post procedure.

Preparing for your appointment:

Products to avoid one week prior:

  • Retinol products and prescription retinoids, such as Retin-A (Tretinoin), Renova, Differin, or Tazorac
  • Products containing hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid (AHA), salicylic acid (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products that might be drying or irritating

Contraindications:

  • Open wounds, excessively sensitive skin, or inflammatory rosacea
  • Herpes Simplex (cold sores or fever blisters). An anti-viral medication may be necessary prior to treatment
  • Chemotherapy or radiation treatment
  • Autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc.) or any condition that may weaken the immune system
  • Lengthy sun exposure or tanning 3 days prior and 3 days post treatment
  • Accutane use within 1 year
  • Use of depilatories, electrolysis, or waxing of the treated area in the past 7 days
  • Use of topical steroids up to 3 days prior to treatment