Candidacy for Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure which removes dead cells from the surface of the skin. The procedure involves spraying the skin with tiny crystals, such as aluminum oxide. The crystals exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells. The process stimulates the production of new skin cells that contain higher amounts of collagen. The result is healthier and younger looking skin.

Candidates for Microdermabrasion

Healthy individuals that are looking to improve the appearance of their skin, without undergoing invasive skin resurfacing procedures (such as chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing), are ideal candidates for microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion can be used on the face, neck and upper chest. Sunburned skin or uneven textured skin can be corrected with microdermabrasion. Individuals with scars, blotches, keratoses, facial lines, wrinkles and age spots can benefit from microdermabrasion. Heavily pigmented or pitted skin require multiple microdermabrasion treatments, spaced roughly 10 days apart, to achieve the desired results.

Who Shouldn't Receive Microdermabrasion

Certain medical conditions prevent individuals from undergoing microdermabrasion, including uncontrolled diabetes and auto-immune disorders. Undiagnoised skin lesions and the presence of weeping acne prevent the use of microdermabrasion. Additionally, those experiencing an outbreak of herpes, have active rosacea or active keloids cannot safely undergo microdermabrasion.

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