When you look in the mirror each morning do you focus on trying to downplay the fine lines around your eyes? Do you work at hiding the random large pores or mild acne scars that dot your face? Do you try to camouflage moderate discolorations, or wonder how to brighten a dull complexion?

If you’re nodding as you’re reading, you may benefit from a skin treatment called microdermabrasion. While the name may sound, well, abrasive, it’s actually a quick and painless procedure that exfoliates dead skin cells and improves skin tone and texture. Our aesthetician will use a hand-held device to gently brush and lift away dead cells.

Following microdermabrasion, your skin may be more sensitive since the top layer of skin has been sloughed off, and you’ll be advised to use sun protection to prevent irritation.

In general, as a stand-alone procedure, your skin will immediately appear brighter, more evenly toned, and it will feel noticeably smoother after just one session. However, to get the best results, microdermabrasion should be performed once a week for four weeks and then every four to six weeks.

Microdermabrasion can also be paired with other treatments, like peels. Because it clears the skin of dead cells, peels and other products can penetrate the skin more easily, making them more effective.

If you’re interested in learning more about microdermabrasion, schedule a 15-minute consultation or call to make an appointment with Rachel.