What Is a Microdermabrasion Facial Treatment?

Cynthia Bailey, MD|February 11, 2012

This is the first post of a new blog series on professional skin care written by one of my wonderful Medical Aestheticians, MaLinda.  To find her posts, click on the post category "From the Aesthetician."  Welcome MaLinda! The benefits of microdermabrasion facial treatments include lessening many of the signs of skin aging such as:

  • Dull skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged or clogged pores
  • Rough skin texture

They're one of those instant-gratification treatments that stay with you.

Microdermabrasion facials have clearly improved the texture and feel of my skin.  I'm grateful to have my dermatologist and aesthetician under the same roof where I know I'm getting sound, professional advice.  Joan J, Santa Rosa CA

Microdermabrasion treatments exfoliate the top layer of your skin, removing unwanted dead cells and debris. The best results come from using a powerful, specialized, medical office-strength microdermabrasion machine like ours.  The back and forth motion of the professional grade microdermabrasion tip removes dry, dead skin cells, lifting them off the stratum corneum.  Clogged pore plugs are lifted from the pore openings as well.  This dull and lusterless material is then vacuumed off of your skin, leaving you with a fresh, clean, bright and new complexion! Medical grade microdermabrasion treatments also involve a powerful skin vacuuming and suctioning process which increases microcirculation in the skin.  With regular treatments, the simultaneous motions of micro-abrasion and micro-circulatory stimulation can aid in rebuilding collagen in the skin. Even therapeutic treatments should be enjoyable, so in our treatment room, we wrap your freshly treated skin in a soft warm aromatherapy towel, to sooth and hydrate your fresh, radiant, newly exposed skin layers.  The result is skin that instantly feels and looks buffed to a bright and luminous glow.  Your products and makeup go on smoothly and your skin looks great. Adding a microdermabrasion treatment to a calming facial increases results and makes your treatment an extended sensual pleasure as well.  Pretreating your skin with microdermabrasion allows us to more easily complete your extractions. The finishing facial and mask then calm and soothe the skin.  You can’t help but leave feeling great with all the massage, pampering, and professional skincare products soaking into the deeper layers of your skin. Combining a facial with a microdermabrasion treatment gives you a delightful and therapeutic 80-minute treatment!  A microdermabrasion facial every 4 to 6 weeks is ideal to keep your skin performing optimally 24/7/365!

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MaLinda, Medical Aesthetician. My passion is helping people look and feel beautiful.  I have over nine years of experience in the skincare and cosmetics industry, having worked as a makeup artist, makeup and skin care product specialist for a high end department store, and as an aesthetician. I have a bachelor’s degree in English and history but I found my true calling in the world of skincare.  I’ve been a licensed aesthetician since 2007.  I love helping my clients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and teaching them how to get the results they’re looking for on a daily basis.  Everyone is beautiful with unique attributes that make them special, finding and highlighting these attributes in a person is my passion – and it’s what I love about my career.