Preparing for Microdermabrasion

Cosmetic Doctor Hamilton NJAt Derma Cosmedica, we provide a wide range of cosmetic procedures including microdermabrasion, an FDA approved, minimally invasive procedure that is used to improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions. If you have an upcoming appointment for microdermabrasion, learn more about what to expect during and after your procedure:

Microdermabrasion in Hamilton, NJ

Microdermabrasion utilizes a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently exfoliate your skin. While some at-home kits are available for microdermabrasion, the microdermabrasion that a dermatologist performs is able to go a bit deeper into the skin for a more thorough, long-lasting result. During your appointment, you’ll be asked to sit in a reclining chair. Dr. Guarino will use a handheld device to gently spray on the particles and sand away the outer layer of skin in the affected areas. A moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied to your skin immediately following the procedure. Patients love microdermabrasion because they can achieve more youthful skin without any extended downtime. The procedure, from start to finish, takes less than an hour to complete.

Before & After Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion has minimum pre-treatment requirements, although patients should consult with their dermatologist for any case-specific recommendations. Avoid sunbathing and waxing prior to your appointment.

Immediately following treatment, patients should expect their skin to be pink and feel dry and tight for about 24 hours. It should not interfere with your daily activities. Using moisturizers and sunscreens, in addition to avoiding direct sun exposure, will help your skin heal swiftly. Keep in mind that most patients see their best results after multiple microdermabrasion sessions, so you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to ‘achieve your esthetic goals. You can also combine microdermabrasion with other cosmetic treatments that will further enhance your results. Talk to Dr. Guarino during your initial consultation to learn more about preparing for microdermabrasion.

Does Insurance Cover Microdermabrasion?

Unfortunately, most insurances do not cover microdermabrasion or any procedures with strictly cosmetic benefits. Derma Cosmedica offers interest-free and low-interest payment options with Care Credit that gives them an affordable revolving line of credit to pay for cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion. Talk to Dr. Guarino about payment and financing during your initial consultation.