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Microdermabrasion

As a simple and safe technique for clearing skin impurities, UNC plastic surgeons Drs. C. Scott Hultman and Lynn Damitz in Chapel Hill offer microdermabrasion. This exfoliation technique is a popular way to buff away dull surface cells to reveal a fresher-looking you.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a clinical exfoliation technique that can quickly improve the appearance of your skin with no downtime and low risk. This non-invasive treatment uses suction and abrasion to buff away dead surface cells, and the results are comparable to a light chemical peel or Obagi Blue Peel.

Who Can Benefit?

Microdermabrasion can be used for a wide range of individuals and skin types. It is most often used to treat dull skin, photoaging, and uneven skin texture. Your doctor may also recommend microdermabrasion to clear the skin of excess oil or reduce the appearance of dilated pores, fine wrinkles, and areas of thick skin.

While most often used to treat skin issues on the face, microdermabrasion may also be used to treat areas of skin on the neck and upper chest.

The Microdermabrasion Treatment

During microdermabrasion, specific areas of your skin are pulled into the handpiece, which your physician moves over the surface of your facial skin. For abrasion, the handpiece precisely sprays crystals, which are then suctioned back up, removing dead, dull surface cells with them. Much like a laser treatment, the abrasion is minor.

Microdermabrasion Aftercare

One of the main benefits of microdermabrasion is the lack of downtime, so you can immediately return to your normal routine. You will, however, be sensitive to sun exposure soon after treatment. It is important to note that milder treatments typically yield milder results, so you may also want to return for follow-up treatments.

The possible side effects following microdermabrasion are minor and rare, but may include mild post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or bruising from the suction device.

Learn More About Microdermabrasion in Raleigh-Durham

Among the other non-surgical treatments offered by UNC plastic surgeons Drs. Lynn Damitz and C. Scott Hultman at the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center in Chapel Hill, microdermabrasion is one of the most popular for treating common superficial skin ailments. We encourage you to contact the plastic surgery team today to schedule a consultation to learn how microdermabrasion treatments in Chapel Hill can refresh your complexion.

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