A technique that resurfaces the skin by removing the outermost layers of dead cells.

It promotes the growth of new, healthy cells and enhances your skin's appearance by minimizing pores, fine lines, acne scars, age spots, and sun damage.

Microdermabrasion is a painless, non-invasive, repeatable procedure that usually takes less than 60 minutes. For maximum benefit, you should get monthly treatments over a period of several months. You may notice windburn-like redness after treatments, but the redness should diminish within hours. You'll be able to wear your usual makeup right after treatments. No serious recovery time is necessary.

Several technologies are available, including Vibraderm, which uses a set of paddle pieces that have a stainless steel surface and attaches to a vibrating handle.