Microdermabrasion in Washington, D.C.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion uses gentle exfoliation to resurface the skin of the face and remove the layer of dead skin cells that commonly builds up. This can stimulate collagen production and give the skin a healthy, rejuvenated glow. There are different methods and techniques, but the Center for Plastic Surgery uses the DiamondTome Skin Resurfacing System. This medical-grade, crystal-free treatment reduces the effects of aging on your skin to restore a softer and smoother complexion. The DiamondTome wand has natural diamond chips bonded to the tip that effectively and safely remove the topmost layer of skin, revealing the more supple and vibrant underlying layers. Simultaneously, the system vacuums away exfoliated skin cells to leave your skin clear, bright, and smooth. Skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion also stimulates vascular circulation to the surface of the skin, resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance.

Who is a Candidate?

This treatment can be a great option if you’re looking for an effective, low-risk skin resurfacing procedure. Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments, there are virtually no contraindications with a microdermabrasion treatment. Although it can’t treat serious skin conditions, it can be an effective treatment for surface wrinkles, acne, sun damage, and dry skin. As with any treatment, the best way to know if it will be effective for you is through a consultation with your plastic surgeon.

The Treatment

After your skin is cleansed and prepared for the procedure, the DiamondTome wand is applied to the skin in order to exfoliate away the topical, dead skin cells. At the same time, the removed skin cells are vacuumed away by the DiamondTome handpiece. After the treatment is completed, the skin is moisturized and soothed to ensure the new, clear layer of skin emerges healthy and radiant. This procedure can easily be combined with other skin treatments or cosmetic procedures if you’re looking to treat other problem areas.

Results & Recovery

Microdermabrasion requires no downtime and has a minimal recovery period. Your new skin will be sensitive to sunlight afterward, so be sure to apply an SPF moisturizer along with your daily regimen. There may be some swelling or redness if your skin is sensitive, but you can generally return to your daily activities immediately. The results of your microdermabrasion can be augmented by regular treatments spaced a few weeks apart, and you can expect to notice a healthy glow in the days following your treatment.

If you are interested in microdermabrasion treatments and would like to schedule a consultation with the Center for Plastic Surgery, contact our office.