Smooth skin texture and reduce scarring, pigmentation and wrinkles
Factors such as aging, sun damage, acne, scarring, enlarged pores and hormonal changes can contribute to the formation of facial wrinkles and a rougher facial skin texture. Microdermabrasion services from DermaCenter™ of Philadelphia and the Main Line can help rejuvenate facial skin and reduce the appearance of acne and facial flaws, making your face look years younger. With the use of a small wand that sprays tiny crystals across the face, the microdermabrasion process mixes gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead outer layer of the face’s skin. Usually five to ten treatments are recommended to thoroughly buff your skin and reduce or fully remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. Microdermabrasion can be performed on all skin types, tones and colors. The procedures are often performed in conjunction with Photofacials.
The DermaCenter™ staff is committed to the highest level of customer service, and wants its clients to be informed of their options. Schedule a FREE consultation or call (215) 735-7990 for more information about our microdermabrasion services.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment using fine, inert crystals to progressively abrade the skin's surface. It is used for skin resurfacing and treating a range of skin abnormalities. This treatment has been used in Europe for years. Now this exciting procedure is helping men and women in the United States experience remarkable improvements in their skin texture, regardless of skin color. With our Microdermabrasion skin treatment program, you can see immediate improvements in your skin's appearance. This unique approach removes dead and flaking skin cells and stimulates the production of fresh, young skin cells and collagen.
How does Microdermabrasion work and what results can I expect?
Micro-crystals are vacuumed through a delicate hand piece, which is held at a precise angle to the skin, producing a skin-polishing peel. In as little as 30 to 40 minutes, this gentle abrasive technique efficiently produces satisfying results. Treatments are applied through a course of weekly sessions. Microdermabrasion enhances the skin’s condition by stimulating collagen production and does what no other available non-surgical treatment can do in combating the signs of aging skin. Most importantly, it is safe to use on all skin types and colors. Age spots and fine lines are reduced, pores are unclogged, acne is diminished, collagen is stimulated and a more uniform tone is evident. Most clients report that their skin is visibly softer, tighter, smoother and younger-looking, even right after their first treatment.
Some physicians also see an improvement caused by collagen tightening on the layer of skin beneath the layer treated by microdermabrasion. This further reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles though the effect is temporary: microdermabrasion treatments must be repeated in order to sustain the effect.
How soon will I see results?
You will notice an immediate improvement after your first treatment. Your skin will have a fresh pink glow and smoother texture. Improvements continue throughout your treatment program.
How long does a Microdermabrasion treatment take?
Most facial microdermabrasion treatments take 40 minutes. Other areas may vary.
How many treatments will I need?
Although fantastic results are achieved with the first session, a minimum of six treatments is recommended for long-lasting results. These treatments are usually preformed every two weeks. After the first six sessions, you should receive treatments once a month to maintain your youthful-looking skin.
Who should consider Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is right for all skin types and for anyone interested in minimizing the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Pigmentation problems
- Uneven skin tones
- Dull, lifeless and sun-damaged skin
Microdermabrasion is not recommended if you have taken the acne drug Accutane® within the past six months as scarring may result.