Microdermabrasion is a treatment that utilizes fine crystals and a vacuum to exfoliate the skin. After receiving treatment at Prima Center for Plastic Surgery in Duluth, the patient’s skin will have an improved texture, as well as fewer imperfections such as acne scars, blemishes, and enlarged pores. Our cosmetic surgeons will work with you to share information regarding this treatment and determine if this is a viable option for you. The best candidates are those who seek to diminish dark marks, scars, and signs of acne. Call our office today to schedule a microdermabrasion appointment with us to learn more.
Microdermabrasion treatment is an intra-epithelial or superficial treatment.
During/After the Procedure
Since microdermabrasion is a superficial skin procedure, local anesthesia is not necessary. It can last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour and is performed in the office by our aesthetician. Patients can expect no downtime with this treatment. Peeling will be minimal. Your skin will look and feel smoother after a microdermabrasion treatment. The average cost of microdermabrasion may vary depending on your goals and how many treatments you need.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Any individual, men or women, with skin irregularities, may consider the benefits of microdermabrasion. It’s an effective treatment for those who have fine wrinkles and textural problems of the skin.
Who Should Avoid It?
There are some precautions for those who have specific skin conditions, including severe acne or those who are on aggressive acne medications. The doctor will evaluate the patient’s condition before any treatment and inquire about any medical case that may be present, or medications that have been taken within the last year.
How About Freckles?
Freckles are an overproduction of melanin in the skin and common to those who have a fair complexion. It becomes visible due to extreme exposure to sun. Although dermabrasion can remove the top layers of skin where freckles are contained, there are other alternatives specifically for freckle removal such as a chemical peel or laser treatment to minimize the freckles from reoccurring.
Is A Chemical Peel Better?
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels both refinish the skin to promote new skin growth. Both can be mildly or aggressively invasive depending on how many layers are involved.
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