One of the most popular and effective skin resurfacing methods on today’s market, Microdermabrasion produces glowing, younger-looking skin for patients of every age bracket and skin type. Commonly used as an anti-aging solution, microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can treat a variety of skin problems, such as:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Large pores

Popular Microdermabrasion Questions (FAQ)

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion is a very low-risk, effective procedure when it comes to rejuvenating problem skin. By using a pressurized stream of crystal particles, typically aluminum oxide, microdermabrasion machines exfoliate treated areas to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulate the growth of healthy skin tissue. This process not only improves skin tone, reduces large pores, and diminishes skin imperfections, it also produces skin that’s unbelievably smooth and soft, for amazing overall anti-aging effects.

What are the Different Types of Microdermabrasion?

  • Crystal
  • Diamond-tipped or Crystal-free


Is Microdermabrasion an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
“Inpatient” means that the procedure requires the patient to be admitted to the hospital, primarily so that he or she can be closely monitored during the procedure and afterwards, during recovery. “Outpatient” means that the procedure does not require hospital admission and may also be performed outside the premises of a hospital. Microdermabrasion is an OutPatient Procedure!

How Long is a Microdermabrasion Treatment Session?
Average length of one Microdermabrasion session is about 30-45 minutes.

Is Microdermabrasion Painful?
Most patients report virtually no pain from Microdermabrasion treatments.

What is the Recovery Time for Microdermabrasion?
No recovery time is necessary.

Are There any Side Effects With Microdermabrasion?
Side effects seldom occur, but if they do, they are temporary, minor symptoms such as redness and increased sensitivity.

How Long do Microdermabrasion Results Last?
Microdermabrasion results vary from patient to patient, but the best results will always come with multiple sessions (usually 8-10 is a good target number). Patients who complete a series of sessions may find their skin looking smoother and more youthful for a year or more.

Does Insurance Cover Microdermabrasion?
As a cosmetic treatment, it is rarely available for coverage.

What are Some Other Terms for Microdermabrasion?
Intense exfoliation, power peel, microderm, dermabrasion, skin rejuvenation..

A Visia Skin Analysis will help us determine the amount of treatments and usually we incorporate Chemical Peels into a treatment package for optimum results.