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What is Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion, often referred to as microderm, is a cosmetic procedure popular in day spas, doctors’ practices, medical spas, and salons. During a microdermabrasion treatment, the dead, outermost surface of the skin is partially or completely removed by light abrasion to reveal glowing, younger-looking skin below.


The most popular and effective method for microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide crystals, although the procedure can also be done with sodium bicarbonate crystals or with no crystals at all (see ourDermaglow® Hydrabrasion System® section for information on our crystal-free attachment). We make all three alternatives available to you.


The stainless steel hand piece on our microdermabrasion devices sends a gentle stream of crystals toward the skin and vacuums off the removed dead skin cells and excess particles. Our Dermaglow® medical spa microdermabrasion equipment allows the crystals to come out only upon contact with the skin, so your treatment rooms stay clean and hygienic.


Known as the “lunchtime facial”, microdermabrasion is not painful and requires no anesthetic; additionally, its only post-procedure side effect is a pinkish skin tone which usually disappears within a few minutes or hours depending on the degree of abrasion that took place.


Microdermabrasion is commonly performed in conjunction with facial spa treatments, making it a profitable add-on to just about any facial treatment.

What are the key conditions that microdermabrasion can treat?

Microdermabrasion can be an excellent solution for a wide range of skin conditions, including:


  • Fine lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Sun-damaged skin

  • Acne and acne scars

  • Scar remediation

  • Excess oils

  • Blackheads and whiteheads

  • Enlarged pores

  • Superficial age spots


What kind of crystals can be used with your microdermabrasion machines?

We offer medical-grade aluminum oxide as well as sodium bicarbonate crystals for all of our microdermabrasion devices.

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