Every cosmetic treatment is unique and every individual has an own perception of beauty. A consultation with a certified doctor at Ottawa Vein and Cosmetic Medical Clinic will help clarify which treatment is best for you. As with any cosmetic treatment, your medical history including information about any medications and allergies will be reviewed. Then, the area that requires the treatment will be examined carefully to develop the best treatment approach for you.
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What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots or brown spots or other superficial blemishes
- Enlarged pores
- Some acne scarring
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Frequently Asked Questions
Each session takes approximately 30-45 minutes.
Immediately following a microdermabrasion session the skin will feel smoother and have improved texture.
For most patients, a minimum of six treatments is recommended. Many patients decide to have a monthly microdermabrasion treatment as part of their regular skincare practice.
Any area of the body could benefit from microdermabrasion treatment, therefore, it could be performed on the entire face, neckline, neck, stomach, and thighs.
In general, good microdermabrasion candidates are people who are in good physical health, with realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment.
- People who do not have enough available time to undergo more invasive skin resurfacing treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peels may also be good candidates for microdermabrasion.
- People who do not want to put off their outdoor activities like golf, skiing, tennis
- People who have active herpes lesions, open sores or lesions, active acne or severe rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, lupus and people using Accutane within the last 6 months, SHOULD NOT have microdermabrasion.
As the skin is very sensitive to sun exposure following microdermabrasion it is important to use sunscreen. As the microdermabrasion dries the skin temporarily it’s important to moisturize the skin.
The treatment is performed with no discomfort. You can resume regular activity after your appointment.
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