Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion

Dermabrasion procedures improve the look of your skin for a smoother, brighter, fresher appearance. Dermabrasion buffs away old skin cells, and your body responds by producing new skin cells and collagen for a new, even skin surface that will look fresh and replenished.

Microdermabrasion can dramatically improve many skin flaws, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Light wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Large pores

During microdermabrasion, a diamond-tipped wand is used to polish away old skin cells. The abrasive force of the tiny diamonds evens skin tone, smoothes away fine lines, light sun damage and light acne scarring. Generally, microdermabrasion is used to improve the look of relatively minor imperfections and scars or as a routine exfoliation procedure. Many patients see results from microdermabrasion immediately.

Depending on the size of the area being treated, microdermabrasion takes about 30 minutes and does not require any recovery time. There is generally no pain or discomfort in a microdermabrasion procedure, so you will not need anesthetic. Dr. Daria Hamrah uses the DiamondTome wand to gently exfoliate your skin and remove old skin cells. The hand-held device is passed back and forth over your skin, adjusting pressure as needed for your specific skin condition.

For dermabrasion and microdermabrasion in northern Virginia, please contact the experienced Dr. Hamrah at NOVA SurgiCare, PC.