Dermabrasion and its lighter-weight sibling, microdermabrasion, are surgical scraping treatments that smooth out skin. You may be a candidate if you have: many fine wrinkles, deep acne scars, precancerous growths, skin that needs to be cleared of blackheads or debris, and/or acne.
Microdermabrasion freshens skin by a process that combines gentle abrasion with suction to remove the outer layer of skin. Dermabrasion, a more aggressive procedure that removes deeper layers, improves scarred skin, and smoothes wrinkles.
Both dermabrasion and microdermabrasion treatments must be performed by a qualified, experienced professional in the office of a board-certified dermatologist. These treatments require specialized, sterile equipment. Treatments take about 15-30 minutes and range in price from $50-$100 for microdermabrasion and $100-$300 for dermabrasion.
Sometimes these treatments are used alone; sometimes they work better with chemical peels or other treatments. Speak with your dermatologist to learn whether you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion or dermabrasion.
You can schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Tony Nakhla at OC Skin Institute by calling (714) 547-6111. Three convenient Orange County locations: Laguna Niguel, Santa Ana, and San Clemente.