Dull skin, acne scars, and wrinkles can affect the way you feel about yourself. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve visible signs of aging and other skin concerns. The aesthetics professionals at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic perform safe, effective microdermabrasion treatments that offer glowing, radiant skin and a boost of confidence. To schedule a consultation for microdermabrasion, call the offices in Ashburn and McLean, Virginia, or make an appointment online.

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What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a simple procedure that can refine and rejuvenate your skin without surgery. During your microdermabrasion treatment, your expert at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic uses a specialized device that sprays tiny, abrasive crystals across your skin to gently sand away dead, dry skin cells.

As surface skin layers are removed, the fresh skin beneath is revealed. The treatment also stimulates cellular renewal, which results in building healthier tissue that looks brighter, smoother, and more youthful.

Which skin concerns can microdermabrasion address?

Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for many common skin conditions, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Dull skin
  • Rough skin

Microdermabrasion is most often used on the face, but your specialist can also use microdermabrasion to address skin concerns on other parts of your body, including stretch marks.

What happens during a microdermabrasion treatment?

Microdermabrasion treatments typically take about an hour to complete. No anesthesia is required, and you recline comfortably during the procedure. Your Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic expert moves the microdermabrasion handpiece back and forth across your skin, adjusting the pressure as needed to remove dead skin cells and blemishes.

You can expect to feel some vibration and a slight scratching sensation, but these aren’t uncomfortable. You may notice that the handpiece also has a suctioning device that vacuums away the crystals and dead skin particles throughout the treatment.

When your microdermabrasion procedure is complete, your specialist applies moisturizer to your skin. You may have some mild swelling or redness following the treatment, but these typically subside within a few hours.

How many microdermabrasion treatments will I need?

Following your initial consultation, your experienced specialist at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic designs a custom treatment plan based on your skin type, personal goals, and other individual factors.

You should notice an improvement in your skin right after your first microdermabrasion treatment, but most of the time, a series of treatments is needed to achieve optimal results. Your expert may also recommend monthly maintenance treatments to help keep your skin looking smooth and radiant.

If wrinkles, dark spots, or acne scars have you feeling less than confident about your appearance, schedule a consultation for microdermabrasion at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic. Call the offices today or book an appointment online.

We also offer Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning uses a special instrument to shave away the uppermost layers of your skin. Dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or other skin imperfections by revealing newer, undamaged skin.