Frequently Asked Questions: Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure in which very fine, sterile crystals are sprayed across the surface of the skin. They gently abrade away the dry and damaged surface cell layers, leaving the skin smoother and more vibrant.


What areas can be treated with microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion can be performed on your face, but also on your hands, chest and even on areas where rough skin is prevalent, such as elbows, knees, and heels.


What results can I expect from microdermabrasion?

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 seems softer, tighter, smoother and younger-looking.


How soon will I see results from microdermabrasion?

You will notice an immediate improvement after your first treatment.  Your skin will have a fresh glow and smoother texture.  Improvements continue throughout your treatment program.


How long does the microdermabrasion procedure take?

Generally a procedure will last 15 minutes. Treatments are provided in a series of sessions, usually at 1-2 week intervals. Treatments are provided in a series of sessions, usually at one to two week intervals.


Is microdermabrasion painful?

The procedure is very gentle. The skin will feel taught as the tip is pressed against it, with a mild tingling sensation.


Can microdermabrasion be combined with other treatments?

Microdermabrasion is a useful skin care technique which can be used alone or combined with other procedures, such as IPL, laser genesis, skin tightening, and chemical peels.


How does a chemical peel work?

Peels take away dead skin cells and compel the generation of new skin, thus improving fine lines & wrinkles, sun spots, mild scarring, and acne.


How long does a chemical peel procedure take?

Generally a typical treatment will take 15 minutes, depending on what chemical peel is used.


Is a chemical peel painful?

Upon application, patients feel a slight stinging which subsides after a few minutes.


What results can I expect from a chemical peel?

Facial peels remove the outer “dead” layers of the skin or epidermis. You will gradually notice reduced fine lines and smoothness of the skin.


Are there any risks with chemical peels?

Complications from superficial peeling agents are rare. The most common side effects may include persistent erythema, irritation and increased sensitivity.


How many treatments are required?

Depending on the desired result, each chemical peel treats different areas. Generally, 4-6 treatments with any chemical peel, once a month will give a desired result.


Can I combine a peel with a microdermabrasion?

This is by far the most effective way to improve your skin’s appearance.  The micropeel will further break down the cell walls to further penetrate nutrients and moisturizers into the skin.

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