What is Microdermabrasion

What is Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatment has traditionally been used in skin clinics for years to help with pigmented skin patches, known as solar keratoses, but is now used more widely to give the skin a smoother, even look.

This cosmetic treatment is carried out by a technician with specialist training to gently buff off the outer layers of skin cells. It is more like an intensive skin restorer that helps to visibly reduce the signs of aging and other problems with your skin.

What Are the Different Types of Microdermabrasion?

This skin rejuvenation procedure is different from most other types of facials because it does not just temporarily treat the skin, but removes the outermost layer and leaves your skin smoother and younger-looking for longer after a few hours. It is affordable, safe and natural.

Chemical peels are similar to microdermabrasion in that they both utilize chemicals to exfoliate the skin. Microdermabrasion uses a handheld machine that runs an abrasive tip over the face, while chemical peels use a solution directly applied to a client's face to remove dead skin and allow for healthier skin growth underneath.

Learn about the four basic types of microdermabrasion and how each is used, as well as what to expect at your first appointment.

Diamond Microdermabrasion

Diamond Microdermabrasion exfoliates your skin by using a diamond-tipped tool to gently remove dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, younger-looking complexion.

This consists of a variety of diamond-tipped interchangeable tools on a flexible shaft that can be used to assist in all skincare needs, from treating blackheads to exfoliating your face. It also helps promote healthy collagen production, which will aid in the elimination of acne scars, stretch marks and fine lines.

Diamond microdermabrasion is an effective anti-aging treatment that requires minimal recovery time and little downtime following the procedure.

Your practitioner can customize your session to suit your skin requirements.  Diamond Microdermabrasion lifts fine lines and wrinkles without irritation or causing damage to the epidermis or dermis.

Diamond Microdermabrasion is a great way to renew your skin, it can minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The microdermabrasion machine is the only type of machine that we have in our med spa.

Crystal Microdermabrasion

The Crystal Microdermabrasion system offers a proven method of exfoliation. It works by directing a small stream of fine crystals, typically aluminium oxide or silicon carbide, at the skin using a device.

These fine crystals have an abrasive action, and as they come into contact with your skin, they wear the dead cell layer away. This opens up your pores to allow the crystal exfoliant to penetrate and remove deep-seated debris from your skin.

Finally, a vacuum system gently suctions away the dead skin cells without damaging or irritating the epidermal layer of your skin cells. This results in an improved appearance and increased softness of your skin.


Banish your blackheads and acne scars with Hydro-Microdermabrasion.

A hydro-microdermabrasion system mixes pressurized water with gentle grade crystals to create a stream of water that is used to strip away the top layer of the skin without irritation or inflammation, leaving you with fresher, younger-looking skin.

The treatment can be carried out on any part of the body and can be tailored according to your individual needs.

Nourish your skin with us with a skin-deep facial that provides a luxurious experience that cleans, exfoliates, and treats your entire facial skin using the HydraFacial machine.

Dermal Infusion

Combining the latest in Microdermabrasion technology with a unique infusion chamber, Dermal Infusion technology works to maximize the performance of serums.

The process is simple. As the Dermafrac moves over the skin, suction is applied to unclog pores and clear away dead skin cells allowing the serum to soak into the layers of the skin immediately for maximum absorption. The result? Skin that is younger, more radiant and firmer.

Our skincare professionals use the HydraFacial machine to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate the skin with all-natural products that help your skin appear younger and healthier. 

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion promises a long list of benefits, including:

  • Smoother and fair skin
  • Brighter and even-toned skin
  • Diminished fine lines
  • Diminished wrinkles
  • Encourage cell regeneration
  • Shrunken Pores
  • Clogged pores
  • Treat age spots
  • Eradicate blackheads
  • Treats acne and its scars
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Run-don on scars
  • Promotes new cell growth more rapidly than these cells would otherwise regenerate.
  • Encourage collagen production in the skin (good for ageing skin)
  • Tougher skin with a thickened outer layer (may help reduce acne)

Is This Treatment Suitable For Everyone?

Microdermabrasion is safe for almost everyone and doesn't require anaesthesia, but speak with your doctor to make sure it's the right choice for you.

If you're struggling with any of the following:

  • Acne or superficial scarring
  • Skin dullness
  • Sun exposure
  • Fine lines
  • Oily skin
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Dead skin cells
  • Age spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Blackheads
  • Enlarged pore
  • Rosacea
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

This cosmetic procedure is the right treatment for you. What makes microdermabrasion a good choice is that it's a non-invasive and non-surgical and safe procedure–you can get your skin back without the pain or downtime of surgery.

Can You Do Microdermabrasion at Home?

There are two different ways to get the best possible microdermabrasion treatment in the comfort of your own home: by using either creams and machines.

Creams can help refine your skin's texture, but they require a lot of work and patience.

Machines are great for getting that perfect, gorgeous complexion you've been working so hard to achieve.

At-home microdermabrasion kits are an effective and all-natural way to treat blemishes, relieve breakouts, improve skin tone and texture and overall skin glow!

Does it Hurt?

Thankfully, there won't be any pain. "Microdermabrasion skin treatments don't hurt because it works on just the surface layers of the skin," says Angelique Bassi, LE, Licensed Esthetician. No deeper than that, and your skin's barrier is still intact.

There may be some initial stinging or tingling and minor bruising as the skin is being cleansed and prepped for exfoliation. The procedure may also cause a slight prickling sensation due to the application of crystals.

Is it a Standalone Treatment?

For those seeking an ultra-refreshing pick-me-up, the benefits of microdermabrasion are simply irresistible. This quick and easy process sloughs away dull, dead skin cells for a soft, healthy-looking glow.

How Often Should You Have Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion isn't a one-size-fits-all treatment. It depends on skin types, your skin's tolerance and desired cosmetic effects, but our typical patient response is anywhere from once weekly to every eight weeks.

Many of our patients come in with the goal of brighter, more radiant skin, and so we recommend monthly maintenance to keep up the results of earlier treatments. We also see firmer skin, an improvement in fine lines or darkened spots, and better overall texture with maintenance.

Consult With a Professional Skincare Specialist Today

If you are thinking about microdermabrasion, it is important to be sure that the person performing the treatment is certified to provide medical advice and conduct cosmetic surgery.

At Skin Deep Med Spa Boston, we want you to get the most of your skincare routine. Whether your goal is to improve your signs of ageing, reduce acne scarring, or get rid of wrinkles, we tell you exactly how to use microdermabrasion to achieve it.

We've also got plenty of tips and tricks from our -certified experts that are medically reviewed, that will help you get the best effects possible every time. Call us today at (617) 944-5112.

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