Microdermabrasion

Hailey, Brody, Casey & Wray, M.D., P.C.


Microdermabrasion is a technique that uses sand-like particles, specifically aluminum oxide crystals, to bombard the skin. A simultaneous mechanical vacuum system removes the crystals along with the dead-cell layer of the skin. This procedure is used to:
  • Improve splotchy pigmentation of face, neck, chest, hands and arms
  • Improve resistant blackheads and whiteheads of acne
  • Flatten certain types of Scars and Keloids
  • Minimize fine wrinkles
  • Increase the effectiveness of prescription medication/creams
  • Maintain effectiveness after more aggressive resurfacing
The technique may be especially helpful for sensitive skin and darker skin types that may be resistant to other resurfacing methods. The weekly procedure does not produce any “down time” from work, and takes about 30 minutes for facial and non-facial areas. A series of at least 6 weekly treatments is necessary to see results. After that time, a maintenance treatment may be required on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Your dermatologic surgeon will advise you which course of treatment is best for your needs. Because of the limited effectiveness of the procedure, alternatives such as superficial peeling or spot dermabrasion may be preferable as alternatives or supplement.