As we age, our skin can acquire numerous signs of the damage done by environmental factors, including chemical and sun exposure. One way to reduce the signs of damage is to use microdermabrasion to remove the damaged outer layers of skin. The result will be softer, smoother, more youthful looking skin with fewer age spots and lesions.
There are many skin resurfacing techniques, and the best way to learn whether microdermabrasion is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our Aesthetic nurse or Esthetician and have your skin professionally evaluated.
What Microdermabrasion Treats
Microdermabrasion (sometimes called dermabrasion) removes the external layers of your skin, the dead, dry, and damaged skin, to improve the appearance of:
- Fine to moderate wrinkles
- Age, sun, or liver spots
- Acne scars
- Keratosis (thickened skin)
- Black heads and acne
In addition, microdermabrasion is a versatile procedure that can be used on a number of treatment areas, including the:
What to Expect from Your Microdermabrasion Treatment
At Nova SurgiCare we utilize the DiamondTome microdermabrasion wand. This wand is different from most microdermabrasion systems because it doesn’t use a steady spray and vacuum of crystals to remove skin. Instead, the DiamondTome uses a diamond-embedded wand that exfoliates the skin as well as suction to remove the loosened skin cells. This means there are no loose crystals to get embedded in your skin or left on your clothes.
The treatment with the DiamondTome microdermabrasion system takes only 30-45 minutes. It is generally pain-free, and some results will be visible immediately. However, the skin regrowth stimulated by the procedure will continue for 4-6 months.
To learn more about microdermabrasion and whether it’s right for you, please contact Nova SurgiCare today, helping patients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.