Crystal Microdermabrasion

Crystal Microdermabrasion

What is it?
Microdermabrasion is a type facial treatment that improves acne breakouts along with acne scaring, helps to fade brown spots and uneven pigmentation, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin tone. It is a safe and controlled method of skin resurfacing and effective for a wide range of skin types.

How is it performed?
The procedure is performed by an esthetician who utilizes mechanical exfoliation to remove dead skin and stimulate cell renewal. The superficial layers of skin are treated with a hand-held tool that uses exfoliating crystals, simultaneously stimulating the skin with a suction tool. After treatment, the esthetician may choose to apply a topical treatment, which will penetrate more effectively on the newly resurfaced skin.

Will it hurt?
Microdermabrasion is not painful. After treatment, it is normal to have some redness especially around areas that were treated multiple times. The redness is similar to an after-workout flush, which should disappear within the hour.

Avoid microdermabrasion if:
The skin is red or irritated, due to skin conditions such as inflammatory acne or rosacea.
You have recently had a chemical peel.
You use retinoid medications because it can cause skin irritation or darkening of the skin. Discontinue use 3-5 days prior to treatment.

After treatment care:
It is important to wear sunscreen with SPF of 30 or more daily. Stay out of the direct sun for 3-5 days after. Mild crusting can occur and it is normal.


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"I've seen Dr. Lily twice - once for a consultation (adult acne and hyperpigmentation) and a second time for a Fraxel laser treatment. I got a great vibe from her the moment I met her and her staff is really top notch. They have always been kind, informative and honest. The ride to McLean is definitely worth it!" - Tarah S., Alexandria, VA

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