Microdermabrasion

 (also known as particle resurfacing and by other names, including Power Peels, Derma Peels and Parisian Peels) is a skin polishing technique, performed successfully in our office.

 The operator uses a handheld device that blasts fine particles aluminum oxide or soda crystals against the client’s skin and vacuums away the used crystals, dirt and dead surface skin. Microdermabrasion is also called a “lunchtime peel”, because it takes only 20-30 min. for a full-face treatment. This procedure can also be used on the neck and chest. The patient can then return to work with only mild skin redness, which can be covered up right away with makeup. The redness will fade on its own after an hour or two. This procedure is not painful (patients feel a slight tingling as it being done), requires no anesthesia and will not adversely lighten or darken Afro- American skin, as some exfoliating treatments do. The treatment leaves the skin with a healthy glow. To achieve optimal benefits, 5 to 10 treatments, every 7 to 10 days, are needed; most patients see improvements after the fourth or the fifth session. After the initial series, periodic maintenance treatments (from once a month to once every 3 months, as needed) are often recommended.