Microdermabrasion in Detroit

Microdermabrasion is a gentle sanding of the face, neck, and chest to minimize sun damaged skin, hyper pigmentation, and skin texture. Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen production and enables quicker cellular turnover. If your skin has become dull or damaged from aging or exposure to the elements, it may be a good time to undergo a series of microdermabrasion treatments. When performed in the practice of Bingham Farms plastic surgeon Dr. Sabbagh, microdermabrasion can reveal refreshed, more even and smoother-looking skin. Using suction and gentle abrasion, microdermabrasion buffs away dead skin cells to improve your complexion. The results are comparable to a light chemical peel. Some of our patients from West Bloomfield and Dearborn enjoy Microdermabrasion because it is simple, there’s no downtime, and it has a low risk of side effects. Our estheticians recommends microdermabrasion for patients who exhibit conditions such as mild sun damage, uneven skin texture and dull complexion. Imagine a very fine sand blaster and you’ll get a picture of how microdermabrasion works. It uses micro-particles, or a diamond-tipped wand, to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth. This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in smoother and younger looking skin. There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.

Is Microdermabrasion right for you?

Facial microdermabrasion is sometimes performed with no medical oversight, often in conjunction with facial spa treatments. You can minimize your risks for complications and achieve optimal results by visiting a licensed and experienced aesthetician. Microdermabrasion is an excellent choice if you want to improve your complexion but don’t have the time to recover from a laser treatment or medium depth chemical peel.

What to Expect

  • Anesthesia – None
  • Length of Treatment – 30 minutes
  • In / Outpatient – Office procedure
  • Duration of Results – Variable, depending on number of treatments and ongoing skin care regimen

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There are two kinds of microdermabrasion treatments. One approach involves a hand-held device that streams tiny crystals across your skin. An attached vacuum simultaneously suctions those exfoliating crystals back into the machine, along with the dead or loosened skin. The newer approach uses a diamond-tip wand that is gently moved across your skin to exfoliate. Each treatment will last about 30 minutes. You may feel a mild scratching as the procedure removes the superficial skin cells. Additionally, you’ll notice a vibrating sensation similar to a massage. There is also a suction mechanism to lift off the dead skin. Afterward, your aesthetician may recommend a special moisturizer or facial product to enhance and prolong the result. There is no down time or recovery period. Any discomfort experienced as part of microdermabrasion is usually short-lived. This can include redness and swelling, which should subside within a few hours. Later, you can expect the skin to be flaky and dry for several days. Rarely, risks include mild post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and bruising which may last several days. Your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure. Be sure to use sunscreen, especially immediately following a microdermabrasion session. After microdermabrasion you can return to your routine immediately. You can expect a minor improvement with each treatment session. After the series, you should notice a significant improvement in your overall appearance. Call us today at 248-647-5800 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion uses an instrument to gently sand your skin and remove any uneven portions on the outer layer of the skin.

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion involves using a handheld device that removes the top layer of the skin. It does this by using microparticles or a diamond-tipped wand to slough off the epidermis and stimulate new growth.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion can improve collagen production which can keep your skin firm and more youthful by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also reduce the appearance of mild sun damage, uneven skin texture, uneven skin tone, and a dull complexion. To see the best results, it would require a series of 6-12 treatments.

How often can I get microdermabrasion?

You can get microdermabrasion as frequently as every week. The maximal treatment results would occur after a series of 6-12 treatments each spaced 1 week apart.

Is microdermabrasion painful?

No. Microdermabrasion isn't painful. You may feel some discomfort, but you shouldn't feel any pain.

How long does a microdermabrasion session take?

How long a microdermabrasion session takes depends on how big the area you're having treated. It typically takes about 30 minutes.

Can I get microdermabrasion if I have sensitive skin?

Microdermabrasion should be avoided if you have sensitive skin but as with any procedure, it's important to talk to Dr. Sabbagh or Dr. Baca about your concerns.

Are there any side effects of microdermabrasion?

Some of the side effects of microdermabrasion include redness, swelling, and acne.

Can I wear makeup after microdermabrasion?

Starting 24 hours after your microdermabrasion session you can wear makeup.

Is microdermabrasion safe for all skin types?

Microdermabrasion is safe for most skin types and skin colors. If you have darker skin, Fitzpatrick scale 5 or 6, you should consult with our aesthetician first.

Can I get microdermabrasion if I have active acne?

If you are experiencing an active acne breakout, you should avoid microdermabrasion until the breakout has cleared.

How soon will I see results from microdermabrasion?

You will likely see some results immediately after the procedure, but the results will become more apparent 24 hours after treatment.

Is there any downtime after microdermabrasion?

There is no downtime after microdermabrasion. You can go back to work or your everyday routine right after treatment.

How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?

After microdermabrasion, you should avoid any products that irritate your skin. You can wash your face, moisturize, and use a cleanser but it should be a gentle one. You can also apply sunscreen but try to avoid direct sunlight if possible.

Can I combine microdermabrasion with other facial treatments?

Yes! Microdermabrasion can be combined with dermal fillers and other injectables, some laser treatments, chemical peel, a facelift, or eyelid surgery.