Microdermabrasion Specialist

Medical & Aesthetic Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Columbia, MD

Microdermabrasion can help erase the signs of aging that you’ve accumulated on your face over the years. Cheryl Bansal, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, and the team at Medical & Aesthetic Dermatology in Columbia, Maryland offer microdermabrasion treatments as a noninvasive way to correct sun damage, minimize wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of age spots so you look naturally younger. Call the office or book an appointment online to remove the outer layer of old skin to reveal the newer, healthier layer beneath.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive, anti-aging treatment that gently removes your outermost layer of damaged skin to reveal the younger, healthier layers below. Years of sun exposure and the normal aging process can lead to crow’s feet around your eyes, areas of darker pigmentation, and dry, dull skin. Microdermabrasion can also eliminate or greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars.

What can I expect during a microdermabrasion treatment?

During a microdermabrasion treatment, Dr. Bansal or a member of her skilled aesthetic team uses a special hand-held wand with a diamond tip to gently exfoliate the damaged outer layer of your skin. As the applicator removes dead skin cells, it suctions them off. It’s a safe procedure for every area of your face, including the delicate skin around your eyes.

You won’t need a numbing agent or anesthesia during your microdermabrasion procedure, and most treatments take about 30 minutes. Afterward, your skin could be a little pink or red. Your provider applies moisturizer to your skin and any redness or tenderness should dissipate in a few hours.

Microdermabrasion is an FDA-approved procedure, and there’s little to no downtime, so you can feel free to resume your daily activities immediately following your appointment. Results are immediately visible, although Dr. Bansal could recommend a series of sessions to achieve the optimal outcome.

What can microdermabrasion do for my skin?

Microdermabrasion has numerous anti-aging and skin-rejuvenating benefits, such as:

  • Reducing the appearance of age spots and blackheads
  • Improving overall skin tone and texture
  • Gently exfoliating your skin for a healthier glow
  • Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing the size of your pores
  • Reducing acne and mild acne scarring
  • Promoting new collagen growth
  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks
  • Minimizing sun damage

Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and colors.

If you want to improve tone, texture, and pigmentation on your face, or reduce the appearance of wrinkles without undergoing a more invasive or more expensive procedure, microdermabrasion could be a good solution. To learn more about how diamond-tip microdermabrasion works, or to schedule an appointment, call the Columbia office or use the online booking tool.

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