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How Often Should You Get Microdermabrasion?



In order to be effective, microdermabrasion procedures require a series of treatments, ranging from five to twelve sessions on the average, depending on your needs.


More Info: According to Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker of the Atlanta Surgical Group, you will be required to undergo microdermabrasion on a weekly or twice a week basis, for the initial treatments[1]. After you have achieved your desired results from your microdermabrasion treatments, you still need to undergo follow-up sessions in order to maintain the excellent quality of your skin.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that is used to make your skin look younger, fresher, more even toned and flawless. Imperfections such as age spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, minor wrinkles, black heads, and enlarged pores, can all be evened out and removed by undergoing microdermabrasion treatments[2]. Today, microdermabrasion is used for removing stretch marks as well.

During your microdermabrasion session, either a diamond-tipped wand or a hand-heldĀ  device is used on your skin to exfoliate and remove the top most layer of your skin called the epidermis. Not only are the imperfections found on the outer layer of the skin removed through this process, but new skin is encouraged to grow at a rapid rate as well. Another benefit that can be gained from microdermabrasion treatments is that it helps thicken the collagen, or the protein layer of the skin that makes your skin looks tighter and smoother[3].

Because there is no surgery involved, nor are there are any harsh peels applied, your skin will not require any healing time. The procedure itself is very quick, lasting from about thirty to sixty minutes. After your microdermabrasion procedure, you will experience very minimal or no side effects. And because the procedure is practically painless, the use of anesthesia is not necessary at all[4].



[1]Whitaker M.D., Elizabeth. “Microdermabrasion.” Medscape Reference. WebMD, 9 May 2011. Web. 29 May 2011.

[2]“Microdermabrasion Treatments.” The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Web. 30 May 2011. <>.

[3]“Microdermabrasion Treatments.” The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Web. 30 May 2011. <>.

[4] “Microdermabrasion Treatments.” The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Web. 30 May 2011. <>.

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