Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a handheld device to gently exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. This helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulate the growth of new, healthier skin cells. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone, leaving the skin looking smoother, brighter, and more youthful. It is a quick, painless procedure with little to no downtime, making it a popular choice for skin rejuvenation offered at Cumberland Skin.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

  • Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells.
  • Improves Skin Texture.
  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
  • Enhances Product Absorption.
  • Stimulates Collagen Production.
  • Addresses Hyperpigmentation.
  • Treats Acne and Acne Scars.

Side Effects of Microdermabrasion

  • Redness.
  • Minor Swelling.
  • Sensitivity.
  • Dryness or Flakiness.
  • Changes in Pigmentation.
  • Bruising.

What to Expect at Your Microdermabrasion Appointment

When you visit our office for your microdermabrasion appointment you can expect to begin with a consultation where you discuss your skin concerns and goals with our skincare professional. They may ask about your medical history, skincare routine, and any previous cosmetic procedures. We will begin with cleaning your skin to remove any makeup, oils, or debris. We will explain the microdermabrasion process, addressing any concerns or questions you may have.

The procedure involves using a device that emits fine crystals or utilizes a diamond-tipped wand to gently exfoliate the outer layer of your skin. Our skincare professional will move the device across your skin in specific patterns, targeting the desired areas.

Microdermabrasion Maintenance Recommendations

You will receive instructions on how to care for your skin post-treatment. This may include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and refraining from certain activities that could irritate the skin.

Microdermabrasion Maintenance Schedule

Depending on your skincare goals, our skincare professional may recommend a series of microdermabrasion sessions for optimal results. We will discuss the frequency of follow-up appointments and any additional treatments that may complement microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion FAQs

Microdermabrasion treats many common skin concerns including the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture, leaving you with smoother skin.

While some patients report a mild scratching or vibrating feeling during the procedure, microdermabrasion is not considered painful.

The standard microdermabrasion treatment takes about 30 to 60 minutes. This depends on the condition of your skin and the aesthetic goals you discussed with your provider.

The number of sessions can vary based on the skin concerns and cosmetic goals of each patient, but patients usually undergo a series of 3 to 6 sessions spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve noticeable results. 

Microneedling and microdermabrasion are both popular skin treatments, but they work in different ways and target different skin concerns. Microneedling uses a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin's natural healing process, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. This can help improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone and firmness. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment that uses a handheld device to gently sand away the outer layer of the skin. This helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote the growth of new, healthier skin cells. Microdermabrasion is often used to improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

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How Cumberland Skin Can Help

At Cumberland Skin, we have many cosmetic treatment offerings to help you achieve a look you love. If you are interested in microdermabrasion, schedule a consultation with one of our skin experts to determine if this treatment is right for you. We will assess your skin, discuss your cosmetic goals, and create a custom treatment plan leading you to skin you feel confident in.