Microdermabrasion Overview

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive way to exfoliate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, discolorations, and other imperfections. The results of microdermabrasion typically become more dramatic with repeated treatments.

Before Microdermabrasion

Before your session, you will speak with the doctor or clinician to make sure that you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion. Individuals concerned about deep wrinkles or similar concerns may find that another skin care procedure, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, is better suited to their needs. On the day of the treatment, you should arrive at the treatment center free of facial make-up, lotions, or perfumes.

During Microdermabrasion

The doctor will start the session by wiping a cleansing gel or lotion over your face. This will remove any lingering traces of makeup and prepare the skin for deep exfoliation. Next, a hand-held suction device is placed over the skin. The tube gently draws small areas of the face into its opening, where the skin is exfoliated with tiny crystals. These crystals remove the topmost layer of skin, where dead skin cells and imperfections are found. Most patients find that the microdermabrasion procedure is virtually pain-free.

After Microdermabrasion

Once the entire face has been treated, the doctor will apply another lotion to remove any crystals that were left on the skin following the procedure. It also restores the skin to its proper level of acidity. After a final cleansing, your session will be complete.

Microdermabrasion patients typically have pink or red skin for a couple of days following treatment. It is important to avoid make-up and direct sunlight during the post-treatment period. Microdermabrasion is repeated at two to three week intervals for up to 12 sessions.

For more information about microdermabrasion, please contact our dermatology center in Ohio today to schedule a consultation.

Our Locations

Two convenient locations to better serve you:

150 Taylor Station Rd. Suite 250
Ohio 43213

4617 Leap Ct.,
Ohio 43026

Our Promise

At Eastside Dermatology, Dr. Alan Parks and his entire team are dedicated to providing the highest quality cosmetic and surgical skin care for their Columbus and Hilliard, Ohio-area patients.

Eastside Dermatology & Skin Care Center is associated with the DocShop patient education network. is an informational resource for patients considering dermatology treatments.

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