MICRODERMABRASION

 
“I wouldn’t miss my monthly microdermabrasion. Since I’ve started this procedure, I constantly get compliments on my skin." —ND, Alpine

“Microdermabrasion does many things from improving dull or uneven skin color, relieving clogged pores and blackheads, softening general roughness or thickened patches of dead skin such as elbows and upper arms to refining the appearance of fine lines and large pores. The result is skin that feels smooth, clean and rejuvenated, no matter what your skin type." —Dr. Michele Grodberg

If you’re considering microdermabrasion, here are Dr. Grodberg’s answers to a few frequently asked questions:

HOW DOES MICRODERMABRASION WORK?

“Microdermabrasion directs a precise stream of very fine crystals onto the skin, loosening the layer of dead skin cells that forms on the surface. At the same time, the exfoliated skin cells and excess crystal powder are vacuumed away to reveal fresh invigorated skin. Typically, only the uppermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is removed, resulting in minimal discomfort and virtually no recuperation. In select cases, however, a more aggressive abrasion may be chosen, and the appropriate aftercare will be discussed.”

DOES IT HURT?

“This procedure gently exfoliates the skin but is not painful and does not require pre-treatment or topical anesthesia.”

HOW OFTEN CAN YOU HAVE IT DONE?

“Although there are immediate benefits after one treatment, we recommend a series of 5 to 6 treatments spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart for best results. This protocol may vary when treating different conditions, such as acne scarring and skin discoloration.”

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

“The suctioning action may cause the skin to feel tight and look slightly red, but these conditions subside within a few hours. Although uncommon, some patients may experience streaking of the skin from increased blood flow, which will fade gradually over a day or two. Overall, results can be achieved with little to no downtime.”
 

MGMD® MAINTENANCE AND CARE REGIMEN:

Skin Rejuvenation Kit (MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser, MGMD® Antioxidant Cream, MGMD® Rejuvenating Eye Serum, MGMD® Replenish Night Repair Cream)

AM

MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser
MGMD® Antioxidant Cream CF or MGMD® Antioxidant Serum CF
MGMD® Sun Shield Sheer Effect SPF 50+

PM

MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser
MGMD® Retinol Smoothing Serum 2X, 5X, or 10X
* Stop using 5 days prior to treatment and 5 days after treatment or as directed by Dr. Grodberg
MGMD® Replenish Night Repair Cream
MGMD® Retinol Plus Eye Treatment