Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin and remove the thicker, uneven outer layer. Our dermatologists may recommend microdermabrasion in Orem, Utah, to:
- Improve age spots and black heads
- Lessen hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
- Exfoliate the skin
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Lessen or eliminate enlarged pores
- Treat acne and acne scars
There are two types of microdermabrasion treatments. In one type, a hand-held device is used that streams tiny crystals across your skin. An attached vacuum suctions the exfoliating crystals and the dead, loosened skin back into the machine. Another approach uses a diamond-tipped wand that is moved gently across your skin to exfoliate it. Your treatment will last about half an hour. You may feel a light scratching as the superficial skin cells are removed. You will also notice a vibrating sensation comparable to a massage.
Many patients have two microdermabrasion treatments a month at first and then once a month. Your new look should be long lasting, depending on the number of treatments you receive and the severity of your skin damage.
We encourage you to contact Dermatology Center today at 801-224-5200 to learn more and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kraig K. Jenson, Byron Edwards or Dr. Devin Burr.