Microdermabrasion is an excellent procedure for the patient who wants to reveal radiant, poreless skin with no downtime. This technique gently removes the uppermost layer of skin, which generally includes an accumulation of dead or damaged cells. This is a gentle, relaxing procedure. Like all procedures in our office, it is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Benefits of microdermabrasion

This system includes various wands, ranging from minimal polishing to deeper exfoliation. With a manual exfoliation method, such as microdermabrasion, the practitioner has much greater control. This is important because certain areas, such as around the nose, tend to need greater exfoliation than the rest of the face. Our practitioners are highly trained in the proper technique for achieving optimal results and we use topical anesthetic for a pain-free experience.

Are you a good candidate?

Men and women of all ages can benefit from microdermabrasion treatment. This gentle procedure is safe for skin of all types and ethnicities. It is an ideal adjunct therapy, often used in conjunction with other medical or cosmetic techniques. It can be done any time of the year, because it does not cause any sun-sensitive inflammation. There is no downtime and no special aftercare required.

Microdermabrasion is a versatile therapy, appropriate for many areas of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté and back. Skin flakes are gently and safely removed and trapped in a special filter. What remains is a beautiful, glowing complexion. Originally, microdermabrasion was used primarily for light scarring, such as that caused by chicken pox, acne or similar conditions. Today, it is also used for fine wrinkles, age spots (also called liver spots) and more.

Depending on your unique skin and the nature of the problem being treated, we may recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments to achieve optimal results. We will discuss the number and timing of sessions during your initial consultation.

Cheryl M. Burgess, MD is a widely respected physician, lecturer, author and teacher of fellow medical professionals. As a board-certified dermatologist, she is committed to utilizing her extensive expertise to provide safe, effective, customized treatment for every patient. Her team includes some of the most talented aestheticians you will ever meet. Call (202) 955-5757 and schedule a consultation at Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, P.C. today.