The harsh UV rays emitted by the sun, dust and pollutants that linger in the air, build-up of dead and damaged skin cells — these factors and others can give your once-radiant complexion a dull and drab appearance. Your skin is exposed to environmental threats day-in and day-out, and sometimes your daily skincare regimen just doesn’t cut it.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, noninvasive, nonchemical treatment that exfoliates the skin to reveal a healthier, glowing complexion. A microdermabrasion treatment removes the skin’s uppermost layer, clearing away debris and essentially hitting the reset button on your appearance. One microdermabrasion session at Senza Aesthetic Medicine is enough to give you smoother, brighter, more refined skin.

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The Microdermabrasion Treatment

There are different types of microdermabrasion. At Senza Aesthetics Medicine, we used a diamond tip device that gently abrades the top level of skin each time it passes over it. Simultaneously, the device’s integrated vacuum technology suctions away dirt and dead skin cells. This treatment improves fine wrinkles, skin texture and pigmentation, leaving the skin more vibrant and supple. It also stimulates the elastic tissue below the skin’s surface, resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance.

Microdermabrasion treatments are administered by one of our trained aestheticians. An excellent alternative or complement to chemical peels, the microdermabrasion treatment is noninvasive, pain-free and requires no downtime after treatment. This system is more gentle and effective than other exfoliating systems, even at higher settings. The length of the treatment and number of treatments vary depending on skin type and condition. Results are gradual but highly effective. Most people experience softer, smoother skin after their first treatment.

Why do we need microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a flexible treatment often used to treat various aesthetic concerns, ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to sunspots and enlarged pores. There are many causes of these facial concerns, which means preventative care can become extremely cumbersome.

As we start to move further into the aging process, our bodies produce fewer essential proteins. Many of those proteins keep our skin looking youthful and taut. Without them, fine lines, wrinkles and folds begin to develop. Microdermabrasion encourages the creation of new proteins, leading to the subtle correction of these concerns. 

Skin discoloration takes many forms. Sunspots, age spots, birthmarks, etc., are all features that some people may prefer to live without. Since microdermabrasion removes a top layer of the skin where much discoloration lives, it is possible to remove similar types of blemishes. 

Other concerns, like acne scarring, active acne or even poor skin glow, are also quickly addressed with microdermabrasion. Removing the top layer of your skin removes the pollutants and dead cells that are often associated with a dull complexion and acne.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion Include:

Whether you need to reset your skincare regimen or prepare for an upcoming event, and you want your complexion to look its best, there are many advantages to the microdermabrasion treatment:

  • Minimize the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Correct sun spots and age spots
  • Improve the appearance of stretch marks
  • Treat acne and acne scarring
  • Exfoliate the skin
  • Brighten your complexion
  • Have a more youthful glow

What should I expect from a Microdermabrasion procedure?

A microdermabrasion procedure is as simple as it is effective. As you are brought back into the procedure area and sat down, you won’t even need to worry about having any numbing agent applied. Most of our patients who have this treatment done describe the sensation as a light scraping. 

Once the unwanted layer of dead skin cells and other pollutants have been removed, a vibrant, healthy layer will be revealed. Our diamond-tipped device immediately suctions away unwanted debris to avoid contamination.

While your new skin will look noticeably better, it is also very susceptible to damage, which means you will need to take particular care to protect your skin immediately after the procedure. This routine typically includes sunscreens and moisturizers.

Can I combine my microdermabrasion with other procedures?

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive treatment, which means you can still have many different types of procedures performed alongside it. Since digging too deeply into the layers of the skin could be harmful, some combinations may need a small amount of time between procedures to achieve the best possible results.

Here are some of the combinations we believe are the most effective.

Chemical Peel

We have all seen videos of people using peels to strip away dirt from pores. Chemical peels, however, go beyond what your typical off-the-shelf skin peel can achieve. They are offered in three different strengths: light, medium and deep, targeting increasingly extensive cosmetic concerns.


This is a procedure that is closely related to microdermabrasion. The only difference is that this procedure can add valuable substances back into your skin as it removes the top layer of poor skin with a water-based medical device. 


Microdermabrasion addresses the top-most layer of skin. But microneedling looks to improve all of the same conditions deeper in the dermis. It does this by rolling tiny needles throughout the skin, creating a series of microwounds. Your body’s response to this is to begin the natural healing process, causing a myriad of positive effects to develop.


This one is different from the other procedures, primarily because it is an injectable procedure rather than a topical one. But some of the things that microdermabrasion can struggle to contend with are deep folds throughout the face. Botox can pick up any of the wrinkles that topical procedures leave behind. 

Microdermabrasion FAQ's

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Noninvasive, gentle microdermabrasion treatments are suitable for most people. The treatment can be used on men and women of any skin tone. Microdermabrasion is not recommended for individuals with rosacea who are prone to facial redness and visible blood vessels. Patients with cystic acne should also avoid microdermabrasion because it can cause worsen inflammation.

Are There Alternatives to Microdermabrasion?

For patients who desire deeper exfoliation, Senza Aesthetic Medicine offers chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments. These treatments address issues such as uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, scars and sun damage. They are more aggressive on the skin and may require more downtime than microdermabrasion, but can produce more dramatic results for more advanced complexion concerns. Microdermabrasion is also sometimes performed in conjunction with traditional facials to further results.

What Can I Expect After a Microdermabrasion Session?

You will be able to see results immediately after your microdermabrasion treatment. Your skin will be softer and smoother, with a fresh and youthful glow. Although one session creates noticeable benefits, we recommend undergoing several microdermabrasion sessions to maximize your results. Patients typically receive five to 12 treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. Additional maintenance treatments can be scheduled at regular intervals to sustain your improvements.

Can Microdermabrasion Be Performed at Home?

While it is possible to perform microdermabrasion yourself with an at-home microdermabrasion device, professional microdermabrasion treatments are recommended. Having your microdermabrasion treatments performed by a trained aesthetic specialist ensures the treatment is done safely and customized for your skin type and concerns. It can also be a time to ask your specialist questions about what products and treatments you can use to care for your skin at home.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated With Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe treatment at any age. Side effects are typically minor and fade within a few hours. You may leave Senza Aesthetic Medicine with a mild pink color to your skin. The color and sensation are similar to a minor sunburn and do not last long. Patients with more sensitive skin may experience more redness and some flaking. Avoid long-term sun exposure until your skin has properly healed to ensure the best results.

Is Microdermabrasion Painful?

Microdermabrasion is a comfortable, relaxing treatment that requires no anesthesia or numbing agents. Often referred to as a lunchtime procedure, microdermabrasion is quick and painless, and patients can return to work or daily activities right away. A microdermabrasion treatment usually lasts for around 30 to 60 minutes.

To set up an appointment with one of our trained cosmetic specialists at Senza Aesthetic Medicine, please call (909) 515-7026 or visit our contact page today!

How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of microdermabrasion in the United States is $137 per treatment. But there are countless factors that can significantly affect the cost of your procedure, including:

  • Extent of correction being made
  • Frequency of procedures
  • Experience and expertise of your medical team
  • Location of practice
  • Dermabrasion technique being used

Keep in mind that this is only a ballpark estimate based on averages from everywhere in the country. The best way to find out what kind of charge you are looking at is to schedule a consultation with our office. Once our highly experienced medical professionals can review your conditions, goals and medical history, we can create a tailored treatment plan and pricing details.

To set up an appointment with one of our trained cosmetic specialists at Senza Aesthetic Medicine, please call (909) 280-0539 or visit our contact page today!