Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive method of renewing overall skin tone and texture and improves sun damage, age spotswrinklesfine linesacne scarsfacial aging, and other skin concerns.

Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals dispersed onto the skin through a suction apparatus to remove your skin’s outer layer, gently exfoliating the dead cells to reveal younger, brighter, smoother looking skin.

Another reason for Microdermabrasion’s success is its ability to add skin volume through collagen production, which is necessary for keeping skin tight and smooth. Since collagen declines with age, treatments like microdermabrasion can redefine how the effects of aging look and feel on you.

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$150 average cost per session.
Zero downtime.
Individual results will vary.
The information on this page has been reviewed for medical accuracy by
Dr. Allen Silanee, MD, FACOG
Allen Silanee, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) in Florida. Dr. Silanee has more than 18 years of experience in the obstetrics and gynecology field. Dr. Silanee is an expert in women’s health, specializing in general women’s OBGYN care and sexual wellness, as well as minimally invasive gynecology surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
 Microdermabrasion History

History of Microdermabrasion

Dr. Mattioli and Dr. Brutto invented the first microdermabrasion machine in Italy in 1985. The machine steadily gained in popularity and was used throughout Europe by 1992.

In 1994, a microdermabrasion machine was made for distribution in the United States, approved by the FDA as a class 1 medical device in 1996.

By 2005, microdermabrasion grew to be in the top five of all aesthetic procedures done in the U.S. Currently, multiple grades of microdermabrasion machines exist, from basic DIY solutions to more powerful versions available only in clinical settings.

 Microdermabrasion Benefits

Microdermabrasion Benefits

The main benefit of microdermabrasion is younger, healthy-looking skin. However, there are specific benefits that highlight why it’s so popular, including:

  • Immediate results
  • No recovery time
  • Minimal to no pain
  • Improved appearance of scars
  • Wrinkle and fine line reduction
  • Improved skin texture and complexion
  • Brighter, plumper cheeks
  • Works for all skin types and colors

Happy Consumer

I LOVE this treatment! Microdermabrasion will always been my go to for exfoliation. Sometimes I switch between this and the HydraFacial to give my complexion an extra boost.

Teena G.
Microdermabrasion Q&A
 Microdermabrasion Getting Started

Getting Started with Microdermabrasion

Finding an expert is as simple as visiting our online community. At AgeEnvy, valuable information detailing Microdermabrasion treatments, as well as qualified providers for this treatment, is at your fingertips. Keep in mind that your health and safety comes first with any treatment. That’s why our mission is to give consumers control over their health by getting them connected with providers that are licensed, verified experts focused on Microdermabrasion procedures.

Possible Microdermabrasion Side Effects

Possible treatment side effects include:

  • Mild tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Dryness

FAQS About Microdermabrasion

Here you will find answers to our user’s most common questions. Our goal is to keep you easily informed as you research ways to realize your age management potential. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please ask a doctor.

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How much does Microdermabrasion cost?

The cost depends mostly on geographic location and your chosen practitioner. However, the average cost is approximately $150 for a standard microdermabrasion treatment. Those who choose to do multiple treatments will see a greater final cost.

How many Microdermabrasion treatments will I need?

The number of treatments is dependent on your desired results along with your starting point. That being said, 3-6 treatments are recommended for the initial round of treatments. These are usually spaced 1-2 weeks apart.

How long is the recovery time with Microdermabrasion?

This treatment is gentle and non-invasive making recovery a nonfactor. However, you will need to protect your skin with moisturizers and sunblock for 2 days after the treatment. If you are prone to swelling, you may want to consider Tylenol, but otherwise, you can resume normal activities immediately.

How quickly will I see results from Microdermabrasion?

The quickness of your results depends on your skin and the machine used by the practitioner. If you only need minor help or correction you may notice results after the first treatment. For more severe conditions likes wrinkles or scars expect closer to 5 treatments before noticing results.

How long will my Microdermabrasion results last?

The results after the initial set of treatments may last up to 3 months. It is recommended to continue with maintenance treatments every 3 months. However, many patients choose to do maintenance treatments once a month.

Are there other similar options to Microdermabrasion?

There are multiple options available to perform a resurfacing of the skin. Some of the most popular include the Vampire Facial, chemical peels, and microneedling. All treatments focus on the skin layers themselves and are minimally invasive.

Microdermabrasion has an edge with its lack of needed recovery and overall lower cost in comparison to some of the other treatments.