What is Microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, age spots, dull skin, and other skin-related conditions and concerns.

What is Microdermabrasion?

At MDSpa 180, we use a diamond-tip hand-piece that uses gentle abrasion to loosen the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, with mild suction that lifts and removes them immediately.

You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after microdermabrasion. How many microdermabrasion sessions you need will depend on how serious your skin concerns are and your expectations. Periodic maintenance treatments are also recommended.

Microdermabrasion is especially effective after chemical peels, IPL-Photofacials, and radiofrequency nano-needling treatments.

Remove any makeup and cleanse your face before the procedure begins. It’s not necessary to use a numbing agent for microdermabrasion.

At the end of the microdermabrasion treatment, a moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied to your skin. There is little to no downtime after a microdermabrasion treatment. You can typically resume your  normal activities immediately. You can be more sensitive to the sun for a week after treatment, so be sure to wear sunscreen.

The average cost of a microdermabrasion procedure was $167 in 2020, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But at MDSpa 180 in Bermuda Run, North Carolina, we don’t price it out separately. At the time of your initial skin health assessment, we will determine if microdermabrasion is right for you and include it with a facial.

Microdermabrasion has been around for over 20 years and remains one of the most effective skin resurfacing and exfoliating treatments available. It is safe and effective and provides immediate results.

For a total skin makeover, microdermabrasion is just one of the many modalities we can use to treat common skin problems.

Gray Erlacher, MD