What is microdermabrasion?
Our SmartPeel microdermabrasion in Detroit is a refreshing, in-office treatment experience that combines powerful skin exfoliation with gentle, progressive resurfacing to restore your bright and luminous complexion.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that uses tiny crystals to exfoliate and clear away dead skin cells. In this way, it can improve the appearance of a wide range of cosmetic issues, from fine lines and wrinkles to clogged pores and melasma.
What can SmartPeel microdermabrasion do for you?
- Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooth rough and uneven patches
- Clear blocked pores, blackheads and white heads
- Improve discoloration and pigmentation issues
- Brighten and rejuvenate your complexion
- Promote the development of new collagen and elastin
How to prepare for microdermabrasion
Prepare for microdermabrasion treatments by reviewing and possibly changing your skincare and medication routine. This is important to discuss beforehand with your doctor during your consultation. About a week before your microdermabrasision treatment, you will need to stop taking blood-thinning supplements or medication, such as aspirin. Be sure not to have an exfoliating facial or have any type of peel or laser treatment in the weeks before your treatment.
Don’t take or use products with retinoids, glycolic acid, or exfoliating effects, and do not use Accutane. We also recommend that you stop smoking about a week before your microdermabrasion treatment, which will improve blood flow. Finally, avoid sunbathing and waxing before your microdermabrasion.
Arrive to your treatment with a fresh, clean face. Wash your face and neck with a non-soap-based, non-oily cleanser. No makeup or other products should be on your skin.
What is the procedure for microdermabrasion?
During your microdermabrasion in Michigan, we will apply a controlled stream of aluminum-oxide crystals to the skin to remove surface debris and dead cells. A gentle suction will increase circulation and prevent exfoliated skin and particles from being released into the air, trapping them instead inside the microdermabrasion unit.
As the damaged cells are lifted away, your body will stimulate new cell production and a smoother, firmer and younger-looking complexion will gradually reveal itself. Unlike many laser procedures for skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion can be safely used on all skin types and colors. Discomfort during treatment is rare, though you may feel some warmth or tightness after the procedure.
Dr. Berkowitz often combines microdermabrasion with other procedures for our Michigan patients, like a rejuvenating facial for remarkable exfoliation or IPL treatments to dramatically improve melasma and dark patches of skin.
What do I need to know about microdermabrasion?
- Non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive
- Gentle, powerful skin exfoliation, resurfacing
- Can be applied to the face, hands, arms, chest and back
- Suitable for all ages, skin types and skin colors
- Quick + comfortable in-office treatment
What results can I expect?
Our microdermabrasion in Detroit will last about one hour and may result in skin that is slightly rosy when you leave our Michigan office. This redness should fade quickly and can be easily disguised with makeup and tinted sunscreen.
Most of our patients report smooth and glowing skin after a single microdermabrasion treatment. With additional sessions, you can achieve an even more dramatic transformation that visibly improves specific complexion flaws and reveals a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
If you want to see refreshed, younger-looking skin in the mirror each morning, contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what microdermabrasion can do for your complexion. Contact Us
Recovery and Downtime
Compared to deep chemical peels and many laser procedures, microdermabrasion with SmartPeel offers quick results with substantially less healing time and discomfort.
Microdermabrasion Frequently Asked Questions
Is microdermabrasion good for your face?
To put it simply, microdermabrasion is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types. It is an exfoliation technique that involves no incisions, meaning that there is no risk of scarring or infection.
How long do microdermabrasion results last?
In most cases, the effects of the treatment last around 1 month. However, the longevity of the results can vary depending on the patient’s age and how well their skin responds to the treatment.
How many times do you go over the skin in microdermabrasion?
Patients who are new to microdermabrasion or have sensitive skin usually only receive one pass. Patients who have more resilient skin or have already undergone treatment with microdermabrasion may receive 2 passes.
How often should you get microdermabrasion?
The frequency of microdermabrasion appointments will ultimately depend on the patient’s goals and budget. A minimum of four-week intervals is recommended, as the results may dissipate after that time. However, getting a touch-up every two weeks will elicit the best results possible.