Microdermabrasion® FAQ

Q: How long do treatments take?
A: Microdermabrasion treatments usually require 30-45 minutes and may be performed at the initial consultation if prearranged.

Q: Does microdermabrasion hurt?
A: Microdermabrasion does not hurt although it may sting a little around the eye area. The patient normally works up to a level as they go to increase the penetration to the skin. Your skin may feel a little hot and appear a little pink for the first day.

Q: Are there any contraindications for microdermabrasion?
  • Patients are asked to cease use of certain topical agents such as glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxy acids and Retin-A for a few days before microdermabrasion treatment.
  • Patients who present with certain facial skin disorders may be advised not to pursue treatment, e.g. acne rosacea or even facial telangiectasia.
  • If a patient experiences red streaking from the treatment because of over intense strokes or very sensitive skin, the patient should cease further treatments until the erythema has fully subsided.
  • Patients with any signs of a sunburn should not be treated. Other Considerations:
  • Requires multiple sessions and maintenance treatments.
  • Patients with good skin tone will show best results.
  • An individualized skin care program may be recommended to maximize results.


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