microdermabrasion procedure

Peachtree Dermatology offers a technique called microdermabrasion to enhance patients' complexions. This non-invasive, in-office treatment is safe for all skin types, to even out pigmentation, refine the texture of the skin, and removed clogged pores and acne. It also improves the appearance of fine lines and scars.

This FDA-approved method of exfoliation is non-surgical. It utilizes very fine crystals to abrade superficial layers of skin. One of our trained professionals uses a special instrument to vacuum these crystals across the skin surface. As the crystals exfoliate, the suction stimulates collagen production in the second layer of facial skin.

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The procedure is not uncomfortable – the crystals just feel a little rough. When the treatment is completed, we apply soothing creams and sunscreen. About three to five days later, you may experience some dryness or peeling. This is quite normal; it is just the dead skins sloughing off to allow a lovely, refreshed layer to emerge. Removing those dead cells allows skin care products to absorb up to 50 percent more effectively, and our patients report that cosmetics go on smoothly.

Microdermabrasion has been in use since the mid-1980s, approved for cosmetic use in the United States in 1996. It does not have to be performed by a physician – many spas and salons offer it as an aesthetic service. However, at Peachtree Dermatology, you know that a medical doctor has determined that microdermabrasion is the best dermatological solution to treat your concerns. You are assured of the expertise the procedure is performed with, and you'll have a medical professional analyzing your skin, always vigilant for signs of skin cancer or other serious issues.

We use microdermabrasion as a healthy treatment for acne and acne scarring. It is beneficial for dyschromia (discolorations of the skin), and to rejuvenate sun damage. It can also be a good alternative to injectables for early signs of aging – to improve fine lines and shallow wrinkles.

Talk with the skin care specialists at Peachtree Dermatology today, about microdermabrasion and the other advanced procedures they offer.


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Meet Our Dermatologists

Richard L. Sturm, M.D., Sylvia W. Wright, M.D., and Christine M. Law, M.D. are all board-certified dermatologists, each with his or her own unique talents and specialties. Our patients at Peachtree Dermatology Associates in Atlanta benefit from their combined expertise.

Christine M. Law, M.D.Richard L. Sturm, M.D.Sylvia W. Wright, M.D.

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