How It Works

Microdermabrasion utilizes a diamond tip to resurface and exfoliate dead skin cells, oil and impurities, and significantly improve skin’s appearance without pain and little irritation. This treatment, if done regularly, can minimize wrinkles, scars, sun damage and active acne. Microdermabrasion usually requires no down time.

The Science Behind The Treatment

First, crystals are used to exfoliate the skin’s surface. Once this has been done, suction is applied to remove both the crystals and dead, exfoliated skin. Through the suction and exfoliation, collagen growth is stimulated, promoting the filling in of scars and the formation of new skin.

How to Prepare

Let the provider know if you have a history of cold sores or have ever had an adverse reaction to any similar procedures in the past. Our providers may suggest medications prior to and after treatment for optimal healing.

What to Expect

Before you arrive

Please be sure to gently cleanse the area being treated and remove all makeup prior to your procedure time.

Before your procedure, the area to be treated will be gently cleansed and prepped. Because microdermabrasion is only minimally irritating, it does not require numbing of any kind. Most patients find the procedure very tolerable.

After Treatment

After your procedure, your skin may be pink in the areas treated, which will fade within a few hours, rarely a day. You can apply non-comedogenic, unscented moisturizer to your face after the procedure. Most patients have no down-time associated with microdermabrasion.

What It Will Feel Like

Some patients compare microdermabrasion as being similar to the feeling of a “cat’s tongue licking your skin.” It is not a painful procedure and does not require numbing of any kind.

Post-procedure Care

After microdermabrasion, apply a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to your face. Make sure both are non-comedogenic. For any specific questions, you may refer to your written aftercare instructions or call our office.

Are you a candidate?

The best way to determine your candidacy for treatments is to schedule a consult.

However, you are likely a candidate if you are experiencing:

Age SpotsBrown SpotsCrepey SkinFine LinesSagging SkinScarsTextural ChangesWrinkles

30 Min.

Per Session

To learn more about our services please contact us at (434) 956-4835

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Each consultation is a 1-on-1 with your provider and the first step in the collaborative relationship between you and our staff. In a private setting, we will discuss your concerns, goals, options, and the details of the CoolSculpting procedure.


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