What is Microdermabrasion?

What is Microdermabrasion?

You may have heard the term microdermabrasion, also commonly called a “laser peel.” What is microdermabrasion? It’s the focused removal of dead skin cells using the application of tiny exfoliating crystals in order to create a fresh, renewed, more youthful look. A microdermabrasion facial leaves the skin looking younger and promotes healthy skin.

What To Expect

When you come in for your session, an aesthetician will use a microdermabrasion machine to apply a fine spray of microcrystals to the skin to remove the outermost dry, dead skin cells,

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What is micordermabrasion?

leaving behind a refreshed, more youthful look. The process takes just a few minutes and can be done up to a few times a week, depending on the type of treatment applied and the goals of treatment.

Who Should Get Microdermabrasion

The benefits of microdermabrasion are its noninvasive nature and the results, which can be dramatic and lasting. Repeated treatments can leave skin looking healthier and more radiant, and can even address some minor blemishes like fine lines and wrinkles. As the old, dead skin cells are exfoliated, fresh new skin is revealed. The process encourages the body’s natural regeneration and growth processes as well, providing a fresh, rejuvenated look.

Blemishes and Acne

The process addresses the outermost layers of skin but microdermabrasion for acne scars may be effective if the blemishes are mild. Some patients may benefit from microdermabrasion for acne as well as scars, as the process removes the dead outer skin cells. Talk to your doctor about the best treatments for your acne and the best ways to reduce or remove the look of scarring and other blemishes from your skin. Microdermabrasion is best for light scarring and fine lines. There may be other treatments that will be more effective for deeper or more noticeable scarring. Call us today to schedule your consultation and we’ll help you discover the skin care treatment that’s right for you.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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