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FAQ – The Microdermabrasion Procedure

Microdermabrasion is a mechanical device used to abrade and remove the skin. Earlier machines sprayed crystals onto the skin but Jefferson Facial Plastics in Philadelphia uses the latest and most effective technology, the diamond chips wand technology.

This technology involves the manual exfoliation of the skin’s outer surface. The wand’s tip used in this form of microdermabrasion consists of natural and man-made diamond chips which polish the skin, thereby removing dead cells.The diamond microdermabrasion system uses suction along with the diamond tips to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. The suction makes the microdermabrasion process more powerful.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion (also known as a power peel) is a non-invasive skin-freshening technique that uses a mild abrasive device to remove the top layer of your facial skin, revealing a newer layer that will be smoother and healthier looking. Microdermabrasion can also be combined with other treatments such as Chemical Peels, CO2 laser resurfacing and Intense Pulsed Light.

Am I a candidate for microdermabrasion?

If you have scars and other superficial skin conditions such as discolorations, lines and wrinkles, uneven texture or sun damage, you may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion. However, microdermabrasion cannot remove deep scars or wrinkles, birthmarks or tattoos. You should not have a microdermabrasion treatment on the affected area if you have any of the following: undiagnosed skin lesions, recent herpes outbreaks, warts, active weeping acne, active rosacea, uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders.

At what age is microdermabrasion usually performed?

Microdermabrasion can be performed at almost any age when there is appropriate skin damage to treat.

How is microdermabrasion performed?

The Esthetician uses a natural diamond chips technology that effectively polishes away dead skin layers that are suctioned off to expose healthier skin and promote new growth. The treatment lasts about a half-hour, and you may need four to eight treatments to complete the process.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

Microdermabrasion is a very comfortable and relaxing treatment. There may be a mild discomfort around the delicate area surrounding the eye, but it is not painful.

What should I expect after microdermabrasion?

After a microdermabrasion session, expect some redness in the treated area, similar to a sunburn or windburn. Results are practically immediate. You will notice that your skin is more evenly toned and textured. You can return to work immediately, but you may need to apply some lose face powder to cover any pinkness.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for you Microdermabrasion in Philadelphia at Jeffersons Facial Platics.