Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic dermatology procedure used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin’s superficial layers. It is a non-surgical procedure performed in the office by one of our licensed aestheticians that take time to discuss the problematic issues with your skin, as well as realistic goals for improvement. Microdermabrasion is essentially an exfoliation process that rejuvenates the skin through a gentle abrasion technique. Fine, abrasive medical grade crystals are applied to the skin and the dead, outer layer of the skin is removed yielding softer, smoother and suppler skin. There is no discomfort and very little to any down time following treatment. Microdermabrasion works well with all skin types and color without changing skin pigmentation or scarring the skin. While microdermabrasion is very effective to improve the skin’s overall appearance and texture, it is not recommended for problems that are in deeper layers of the skin like deep acne scars or keloids. Where deeper layers of the skin are involved, Dr. Mahoney and our aestheticians can discuss a procedure that will better help you meet your goals, which may include a chemical peel.