Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical, effective way to exfoliate the skin for smoother, healthier-looking results. By using a handheld instrument, our specialists at Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery gently whisk away dead skin cells on the outer layer of skin so that healthy, new skin can take its place. Microdermabrasion can reduce the appearance of a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Age spots
  • Blackheads
  • Hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores

For rejuvenated skin, contact us in Charlotte, NC, today and schedule an appointment. This treatment also helps thicken collagen for younger-looking results. Microdermabrasion will leave your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated for a fresh, confident feel.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that has helped thousands of people achieve healthier, rejuvenated skin. It has many benefits, including:

  • Little to no downtime
  • Safe and comfortable—no anesthesia or numbing cream is needed
  • Suitable for all skin types and skin colors
  • Results last for about 1 month, and you can repeat treatment monthly for continuously refreshed skin
  • Experience smoother skin immediately following treatment

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Prior to any type of cosmetic treatment, you will meet with one of our cosmetic team members to determine the right service for your cosmetic goals. Microdermabrasion is a wonderful option for many people and serves as a non-invasive, comfortable, and effective way to rejuvenate the skin.

To understand how the microdermabrasion device works, imagine a very small sand blaster. Most devices use fine crystals or diamonds, which exfoliate away the top layer of skin. Your specialist will move the wand over your skin. The device has a vacuum attached that sucks the crystals or diamonds away, along with the dead skin. If you have ever been licked by a cat, that’s similar to the feeling you can expect as the wand works its magic.

One session takes about 30 minutes and is performed in the comfort of our office. We will apply a special moisturizer to hydrate and refresh your skin and will recommend you wear sunscreen if you plan on spending time outdoors following treatment. With zero downtime, you can resume your normal activities immediately. You can repeat treatment every month for continuously polished skin.

Charlotte’s Skincare Specialists

When you come to Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery, you can feel confident that you are receiving an unparalleled experience. With many services available, we are your destination for all of your cosmetic needs. Dr. Waheed Mohamed is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who continuously elevates the standard of care that we provide to our clients.

With our skilled team of specialists, we help our clients feel more confident and achieve their desired results with a high level of care. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Mohamed is qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia for any type of treatment, ensuring that every client is as comfortable as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Little preparation is necessary for this treatment. Discuss any skin conditions or concerns with your specialists prior to treatment. Arrive at your appointment with a clean face without any makeup. We may advise you to avoid tanning beds or other exfoliating creams and masks several days prior to your session.

The crystals and diamonds inside the handpiece are made of aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate. These are safe and effectively exfoliate the skin due to their sand-like nature.

Many people experience no side effects with this treatment, but mild tenderness, swelling, or redness may occur. These will subside a few hours after your session. If you have dry skin, we may recommend a moisturizer to use following treatment.

You will notice results immediately. Your skin will look and feel smoother when you leave our office. These results last about 1 month, and you can undergo a series of treatments for continuously smooth skin. This may vary depending on the severity of the skin conditions you are looking to improve.

You’ve probably seen numerous at-home products to exfoliate your skin, such as soaps, scrubs, cleansers, masks, and devices. These products may exfoliate your skin, but they can contain chemicals that are harmful to your skin. When you see a specialist for microdermabrasion treatment, the device targets problem areas for more precise care than all-over face care at home.

When you exfoliate using products at home, you could be removing more skin than is necessary, which can result in scarring, acne breakouts, and skin damage. A specialist evaluates your skin type and customizes treatment for your exact condition and cosmetic needs.