Microdermabrasion is a mechanical way to purify your skin. There is no chemical, needle, or recovery time. This noninvasive treatment has few risks and great results.

MicrodermabrasionThis technique uses a diamond tipped wand to exfoliate your skin and vacuum away the dry and flakey top layer. The diamond is very hard, but it feels like a massage. The treatment is so comfortable you’ll be surprised it’s so effective.

The diamond peels away the rough and discolored skin and leaves behind a glowing layer of smooth and vibrant skin. Microdermabrasion is one of the simplest and most effective anti-aging treatments available. Enjoy softer, healthier looking skin with fewer lines, pores and scarring.

Uses:

Because microdermabrasion is not a noninvasive treatment, it is an ideal treatment for small fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and clogged pores. However, it is not an ideal treatment for deep wrinkles or sagging skin. For more aggressive treatments, we recommend surgical procedures, laser tightening, or Thermage. Microdermabrasion can also be used in a combination with other treatments to help exfoliate and brighten your skin.

What to expect:

A typical appointment only takes between 30 to 60 minutes and is commonly called a “lunch hour facial” because it’s quick and therapeutic. For the process, we will have you sit on a chair, cleanse your skin and then use the diamond tipped wand to gently massage and exfoliate your skin. The trick will be staying awake! After treatment, you’ll return to your day invigorated. Treatment can continue practically as much or as little as you’d like to achieve or maintain clarity and skin tones.

“If you’re looking for a facial pick me up without any laser or chemical peels – or down time – consider skin resurfacing through microdermabrasion. Between work, deadlines, kids, and repeated snow days, I was starting to show a little wear and tear. But The Skin Renewal Center at Southern Dermatology (southernderm.com) offered a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to softer, smoother and cleaner skin after just one treatment.

Angie, The Skin Renewal Center Manager, talked with me about the safety and effectiveness of the procedure, evaluating my needs based on skin type and condition. She was both knowledgeable and personable, and explained everything as she went along. The office was modern and inviting, and after a quick facial cleansing, the polishing action of diamond chips went to work on my worry lines.

The exfoliation, itself, is done through a precise hand-held wand that feels very much like a cat licking you. The topmost layer of skin is whisked away, vacu- umed into the suction tube of the wand, leaving behind a fresh and vibrant new you. It’s completely sterile and leaves you with a smoother texture while promoting the growth of healthy new skin cells. Angie finished with a very clean smelling sunscreen (got to protect the new delicate glow!) and moisturizer. And that was it; no residue or irritation. Twenty minutes and done!

This procedure is mild enough to be repeated each month if you choose, giving you softer more supple skin and helping everyday products penetrate better. Skin will continue to improve with additional treatments. The face and neck are the most common areas treated, but you may also request the décolletage and hands, and even the arms and legs. It’s effective on virtually any type or shade of skin.

If you want to do something nice for yourself, consider microderm. Starting at just $95, it’s easy on the complexion and the pocketbook. You’ll thank me when you look in the mirror.”

Triangle Style Guide Reviews Microdermabrasion at Southern Dermatology

From the Triangle Style Guide Article:

“If you’re looking for a facial pick me up without any laser or chemical peels – or down time – consider skin resurfacing through microdermabrasion. Between work, deadlines, kids, and repeated snow days, I was starting to show a little wear and tear. But The Skin Renewal Center at Southern Dermatology (southernderm.com) offered a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to softer, smoother and cleaner skin after just one treatment…