Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.

The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.

Microdermabrasion is considered a safe lunchtime procedure for most skin types and colors and if they have the following skin concerns:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation, age spots, and brown spots
  • enlarged pores and blackheads
  • acne and acne scars
  • stretch marks
  • dull-looking skin complexion
  • uneven skin tone and texture
  • melasma
  • sun damage

Preparing for microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure. There’s very little you need to do to prepare for it.

You must avoid sun exposure and wax for about a week before treatment. You must stop using exfoliating creams and masks approximately three days prior to treatment.



  • The immediate result with no downtime, pain, or side effects
  • Improved look of scars, wrinkles, and skin spots
  • Effective for all skin types and colors


  • Cannot help serious skin conditions like deep acne, active rosacea, eczema, or dermatitis
  • Requires multiple sessions and maintenance treatments for max effectiveness
  • The skin may feel sensitive and be sensitive to the sun immediately after treatment

These are the highest three pros and cons to weigh when considering microdermabrasion. If you would like to specialize in what’s unique to you, please consult your aesthetic cosmetic surgeon.