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A microdermabrasion is a three-step professional-grade exfoliation skin treatment. It reduces the appearance of dull, dry skin, reduces pore size and leaves your face soft, smooth and radiant.
A Microdermabrasion is used as part of maintenance skincare routine to enhance the look, feel and texture of the skin. Microdermabrasion is appropriate for all skin types, including darker skin types. This treatment uses the mildest form of chemical solution, so it does not bleach the skin.
At a consultation for a microdermabrasion, one of our experienced skin care experts will discuss your skincare goals, your current skincare regimen and your current skin issues to determine if a series of microdermabrasion procedures is right for you and your skin. Often times Vectra 3D imaging is performed to allow you and your skincare expert to view in 3D the sun damage, broken capillaries and overall appearance of your skin. This serves as a baseline and after completing a series of microdermabrasion treatments together with a home regimen we can evaluate improvements in the quality of your skin.
To prepare for a Microdermabrasion you should not be using Accutane® now and have not used it within the last 12 months. Your skin should be free of an active herpes infection, open wounds, or skin infections.
A microdermabrasion uses the DiamondTome Crystal Free Skin Resurfacing system. The top layer of skin cells is gently exfoliated in a safe, noninvasive manner. Removing this layer promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells and can improve fine lines, sun damage, scarring and discoloration. As part of your microdermabrasion a mild chemical peel will be applied. The chemical peel resurfaces the face improving hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles as well as the tone and texture of the skin. Cryogenic therapy is then performed, which is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and “skin polishing” procedure that cools and refreshes the skin.
During the Microdermabrasion treatment you may feel stinging and/or suction sensation. After the treatment, you may expect your skin to be red and shiny for one to two hours. You should not use products containing Retin-A® or Glycolic acid for three days following the treatment.
Microdermabrasion sloughs off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Many patients see dramatic improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas when a series of treatments are performed. Microdermabrasion can also improve oily or dull skin, enlarged pores, clogged pores, fine lines and mild complexion problems.
Microdermabrasion complications are extremely rare, but could include skin infections, cold sores, allergic reactions, undesirable color changes and scarring.
Dr. Maloney has some of the most Highly Qualified and Experienced Skin Care Specialists in Tucson.