Medical Microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-laser skin rejuvenation technique that exfoliates the skin and promotes the production of collagen. Medi-Spa at Knoxville Dermatology Group provides microdermabrasion treatments to quickly improve the appearance and health of your skin. Microdermabrasion is most frequently used on the face, but the technique can be employed on other parts of the body as well.

 

MICRODERMABRASION CAN:

  • Improve the texture of your skin
  • Soften your skin
  • Brighten dull skin
  • Even out skin tone
  • Lighten brown spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Improve sun damaged areas
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Diminish superficial scars
  • Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which help you look younger

 

GETTING MICRODERMABRASION

During microdermabrasion, we apply a wand to your skin that uses micro-crystals to slough off dead skin cells, revealing the newer, fresher skin underneath. A small vacuum then removes the crystal particles and dead skin. The sensation is described as a mild scratching or stinging, but it is not painful. No anesthetic is required. The treatment takes 30-45 minutes. Most people need at least three microdermabrasion treatments about twice monthly to achieve their desired outcome.

 

RESULTS AND RECOVERY

You can go home immediately after your microdermabrasion treatment. If you experience some immediate redness, we can offer a make-up application to cover these after-effects. You may experience some irritation, redness, and swelling for a few days. Your skin may also flake or peel as the dead skin cells are eliminated to make way for the smoother layer of skin. You must wear sun screen for a period of time after each microdermabrasion treatment to protect your skin from the sun. We will also instruct you how to care for your skin after your treatment. This may involve recommending prescription-grade skin care products to aid in the healing process and maintain the improved condition of your skin as long as possible. Depending on the health of your skin and the issues to be addressed, we may recommend that you receive a laser skin rejuvenation treatment or a chemical peel instead of microdermabrasion.

 

IS MICRODERMABRASION SAFE?

Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-invasive, skin resurfacing treatment. It is not recommended for some people with very sensitive skin, but the medically trained professionals at Medi-Spa at Knoxville Dermatology Group can examine your skin and determine if microdermabrasion is a good choice for you.

Achieve smoother, glowing skin. Call us today to schedule your consultation for Microdermabrasion in Tennessee.