Microderm abrasion is a fast, nonsurgical procedure that can rejuvenate and refresh your skin by softening certain types of skin damage and flaws. Using a gentle exfoliating process, our cosmetic professionals safely remove the outer layer of dead skin cells to treat scarring, sun damage, and other skin conditions. To find our if our microderm abrasion treatment or other skin care services in Manhattan is right for you, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 .
What does Microderm Abrasion treat?
Microderm abrasion is a skin care procedure that effectively softens or eliminates the appearance of:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Light scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarges pores
A gentle stream of tiny particles is used to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, creating a glowing, refreshed, youthful appearance. These microparticles scrape away the surface of aging or damaged skin, which is then suctioned away with a gentle vacuum tool without the need for anesthesia. Because only the outer surface of skin cells are removed, sensitive areas like the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated.
Results are similar to those of a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible. Microderm abrasion is frequently performed with other skin renewal procedures like laser treatment and chemical peels. We usually recommend multiple treatments for effective results.
The Microderm Abrasion Procedure
Microderm abrasion is a simple, painless, nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment. Features of a typical treatment include:
- The procedure takes approximately one hour.
- The skin may be slightly pink immediately afterward, and you may notice a mild, temporary wind chapped sensation.
- No recovery time is required, and most patients return to daily activities immediately after treatment.
- Because the skin is more sensitive to sun exposure, a sunscreen of SPF 50 or higher is required for the first two weeks following treatment.
To achieve optimal results, we may recommend you return for follow up treatments over the course of a few weeks. The results of microderm abrasion are long-lasting, though not permanent. Future treatments will be needed if you want to maintain the results.
To schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic surgeon, Basil Pakeman, MD, FRCS, and to find out if our microderm abrasion treatment in Manhattan is right for you, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care.