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Microdermabrasion Treatments Frequently Asked Questions

Microdermabrasion Treatments - FAQ's

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a quick and convenient procedure that has become very popular with patients showing the early signs of aging, sun exposure and other facial imperfections.

How much does it cost?

Advanced Laser Clinics of Illinois has multiple packages available depending on your specific needs. When you come in for your complimentary consultation, we will discuss the options in detail so you can decide for yourself which one is best for you.

How does it work?

Microdermabrasion is a closed vacuum system delivering aluminum oxide crystals to the skin. This process exfoliates the thickened epidermis and then vacuums away the crystals and skin debris to reveal healthier skin. Microdermabrasion results are best when combined with the ALC skin care regimen. Our skin renewal products and services are proven winners in the fight against aging skin and keeping a smooth and youthful appearance. 

Is it safe for all skin types?

Yes, Microdermabrasion is safe for every skin type and skin color.

Why should I have a Microdermabrasion treatment?

Microdermabrasion is generally suggested for:

  • Dull, oily or leathery skin texture.
  • Minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores.
  • Exfoliating and suctioning clogged pores in acne cases.
  • Polishing and reducing the appearance of fine lines. (Treatments will not significantly improve advanced deep wrinkles).
  • Improve mild discoloration from acne scarring.
  • Reduce mild pigment irregularities.
  • Enhancing penetration of therapeutic remedies.
  • Elimination of white and black heads.
  • Keratosis Pilaris.
  • Enhances the overall appearance of the skin.

How often are treatments given?

Microdermabrasion requires a series of treatments (visits). While results are achieved with a single treatment, it is unrealistic to expect significant results from just one visit. Cumulative results can be significant with as few as six treatments repeated one to three weeks apart. Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

How many treatments are needed to achieve significant results?

The number of treatments depends on the type of skin problem(s) the patient has. The Advanced Laser Clinics Professional will suggest a treatment plan designed to reach your desired result.

Are there any side effects from Microdermabrasion treatments?

Since we are only treating the outer layer of skin (stratum corneum), serious side effects are not an issue. Non-invasive and non-wounding to the skin’s surface, Microdermabrasion Treatments have virtually no discomfort, down time or recovery. Patients typically experience some redness for about an hour after the procedure and some tightness of the skin. Two to three days after the procedure, there may be some minor flaking and skin may be sensitive. Healing time for most is a few days.

What can I expect after my first treatment?

Though Microdermabrasion requires a series of treatments, you can see some visible improvement in the skin after the first treatment. Some patients will notice improvement in the skin texture and the skins ability to absorb any skin care regimen that is being applied.

Is Microdermabrasion limited to the face?

No, there are many areas of the body that may benefit from Microdermabrasion. The most common are the face, neck, chest and hands.