Available at: Endwell Office – 607.729.2777 – 333 Hooper Road Endwell, NY 13760

Provider: Katie Weber
Down time: None
Treatments Required: 1
Recommended maintenance: Quarterly

A Microdermabrasion appointment at Southern Tier Dermatology will last about a half hour. Microdermabrasion is usually suitable for all skin types and it is a deep cleansing and exfoliation procedure. Microdermabrasion is a complement to any anti-aging treatments and products a patient regularly uses. This is because when we are trying to reduce the signs of aging on our face, neck, chest and hands we do this with a superficial exfoliation to stimulate the production of collagen.

The more collagen our bodies make the better we look. We do this many different ways and microderm is just one of them. There is no down time to this treatment; no discomfort and it can provide the patient with softer, smoother skin for days afterwards. The treatment consists of 3 parts, prep, exfoliation and rehydration. We use multi acids, depending on the patients’ needs and the result that is desired.

Microdermabrasion is also a wonderful starting point for someone wanting to begin anti-aging skin care. I encourage patients to do this for themselves 3 to 4 times a year. If a patient cannot do anti-aging topical medications, then this treatment can be performed every month. It is totally personal choice and Katie regularly sees many people once a month.

Patients may feel a mild scratching as the procedure removes the outer dermal layer. Additionally, you’ll notice a vibrating sensation akin to a massage during your treatment. There may also be a suction mechanism to lift off the dead skin.