Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. A quick, non-invasive procedure used to resurface the skin, it is sometimes called a "lunchtime peel." The procedure usually lasts from 15 to 30 minutes. Dr. Stein uses a method called DIAMONDTOME that mixes a gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. Microdermabrasion exfoliates and resurfaces the skin, promoting the formation of new smoother, clearer skin. Usually performed on the face and neck, it can also be performed on any part of the body (such as the backs of the hands). As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. For best results, we advise a follow up with Clear +Brilliant®, a gentle laser procedure.
Skin will turn pink immediately afterward, but this color will fade within a few hours. Makeup can be applied immediately and you can return to normal activities. This treatment offers subtle improvements in texture and the appearance of refreshed-looking skin. The procedure may be repeated to achieve more dramatic results, and create smoother, younger-looking skin.