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Get Your Microdermabrasion in NYC done by World Renowned Dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD

Microdermabrasion is a quick and convenient FDA-approved treatment. It has become very popular with patients showing the early signs of aging, sun damage and other skin imperfections.

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive and non-wounding exfoliation process that mechanically removes the dull, dead skin cells from the surface. The microdermabrasion treatment entails no discomfort, downtime or recovery. Patients typically experience very little redness for about 15 minutes to 1/2 hour after the treatment.

In addition to the face, microdermabrasion can be successfully used on the neck, arms, neck, chest, back or hands. It is also beneficial for patients with darker skin types. It can be used on any skin color without the fear of disturbing the pigment. This rejuvenation method is generally indicated for:

  • Dull, oily or leathery skin texture
  • Contracting enlarged pores
  • Exfoliating and suctioning clogged pores in acne cases
  • Polishing and reducing fine lines
  • Mild acne scarring
  • Mild pigment irregularities
  • Enhancing penetration of therapeutic agents

Microdermabrasion is effective in reducing fine lines, “crow’s feet,” age spots, and acne scars. It stimulates the production of skin cells and collagen. Microdermabrasion has proven to be a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the skin by removing the surface layers of the skin.

The Microdermabrasion Technique

The device uses a wand with a diamond-tip applicator. This skincare treatment exfoliates the skin’s surface while gentle suction stimulates collagen production and elastin. This safe, non-invasive procedure leaves the skin smooth and refreshed with no downtime. It is one of the most popular beauty treatments because it is relatively inexpensive and takes only 15 minutes. It is a skin care procedure for both men and women.

This treatment can be customized to the individual patient’s needs. Even thin or ultra-sensitive skin can be treated with ease. Treatment can be done alone or in conjunction with lasers or peels to maximize results. The benefits are a reduction of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and trauma scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Sun damage/spots
  • Uneven skin texture/skin color

Can I have a microdermabrasion if I have a cold sore?

If you are experiencing a cold sore in the area, which is also referred to as a herpes infection, it is essential to be treated with a prescription medication called Valtrex before the microdermabrasion treatment. Otherwise, a cold sore, which is a viral infection, can spread.

Is it better to have microdermabrasion with microcrystals or a diamond tip?

Microcrystals can go into the eyes and cause eye irritation. It is considered an older, outdated technology. The diamond tip is a more effective and safer method for microdermabrasion resurfacing. It is highly effective for removing dead skin cells and for achieving a radiant, glowing smooth complexion.

Can I have a laser right after microdermabrasion?

For some individuals with acne scars, it may be necessary to have both a microdermabrasion and a laser. The laser that we use is the RevLite laser. In some cases, it may be possible to do both of these treatments on the same day. Other people with sensitive skin may need to wait a day between these 2 treatments.

Can I have injectables right after microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective procedure. Injectables can be done on the same day.

Is it necessary to avoid anything after microdermabrasion?

After having microdermabrasion, it is best to avoid waxing, laser hair removal, photofacial, and facials right after the treatment. Also, avoid scrubs, products with retinol or prescription retinoids, and sun exposure. It is important to use an SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen after this procedure. We recommend one with a high concentration of zinc oxide.

Will one microdermabrasion treatment be enough?

It is necessary to do a series of microdermabrasion treatments. For most patients, it can be anywhere from 3 to 6 procedures. The number of treatments is determined by the condition of your skin.

How many weeks apart can I space my microdermabrasion treatments?

It is best to space your treatments at least 2 weeks apart. It takes a series of sessions to really improve your complexion. Each treatment improves its effectiveness.

Can I have peels while I’m having microdermabrasion treatments?

You can alternate your peels with your microdermabrasion treatments every 2 weeks.

Can I have microdermabrasion if I have dark skin?

One of the advantages of microdermabrasion is that it’s safe and effective for even the darkest skin.

When will I see results from microdermabrasion?

Everyone's skin is different and has different problems but you should start to see results after a few treatments.

What can I expect after the first treatment?

After the first treatment of microdermabrasion, your skin will feel smoother and softer. The pores will be less clogged. You may be slightly pink for 10 to 20 minutes after the procedure.

Can I put makeup on after microdermabrasion?

You can put makeup on right after the treatment. Avoid products that contain harsh ingredients like acids as these can be irritating after a layer of surface skin is removed.

Can I do microneedling after microdermabrasion?

You can have microneedling a few days to a week after microdermabrasion.

Can I have microdermabrasion if I have cystic acne?

We don’t recommend having this treatment if you have active acne. It is best for mild acne with whiteheads and blackheads. If your acne is very active, with many blemishes and cysts we will first use medication to clear it up so that we can then do microdermabrasion safely.

Is microdermabrasion good for bumps on the arms?

There is a genetic condition called keratosis pilaris which is very common. It looks red, with fine bumps on the arms or elsewhere on the body. It responds well to microdermabrasion as well as to many topical treatments. A skincare routine will be recommended to smooth the skin. There are creams with lactic acid that help smooth the skin. It is also beneficial to use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin afterward.

Can I resume my normal activities after microdermabrasion?

There is no limitation on activities following microdermabrasion treatment.

Is microdermabrasion covered by medical insurance?

Microdermabrasion is considered a cosmetic treatment and is not covered by medical insurance. The price of the procedure will be discussed before the procedure, and the staff can answer any questions you may have and give you any additional information.

Call 212-517-8855 to make an appointment for a consultation with board-certified NYC dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman at her Upper East Side, New York City office for your microdermabrasion treatment.