Microdermabrasion is performed with a diamond dust-coated wand. It is a safe and effective technique for improving the texture and appearance of aging skin.
At Christina Clinic, we use the new Apeel microdermabrasion system. The skin is pulled up by suction into contact with a diamond dust-coated wand and abraded as the instrument is moved over the skin surface.
Five microdermabrasion treatments are performed at 7-10 day intervals. The length of each procedure lasts about 30 minutes. Overall, patients tend to be very pleased with their post-treatment appearance, find their skin feels softer, and need to use less makeup.
Patients are encouraged to use a glycolic acid-based product and moisturizer to continue exfoliation at home. Depending on a variety of factors, including heredity, sun exposure, and smoking habits, a single touchup may be necessary every two months. Some patients can maintain a good appearance for three months or longer after completing a series of microdermabrasion treatments.