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Is There Any Downtime with Microdermabrasion Treatments?

You’re curious about microdermabrasion.

Whether you heard about it from a friend or you saw it on TV, you’ve seen how microdermabrasion treatments can absolutely transform a person’s complexion. You’ve also seen how microdermabrasion can tighten and tone sagging skin, leaving behind a younger and firmer visage.

But you’re also curious about what recovery might be like. You don’t want to spend your days hiding away from the world post-treatment; after all, you’ve got a life to live!

So is there any downtime with microdermabrasion treatments?

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What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a medical skin care treatment that effectively exfoliates the top layer of the dermal tissue, leaving behind smoother, firmer, and clearer skin.

What makes microdermabrasion different from your over-the-counter exfoliants is that it’s usually created using a combination of exfoliation and medical-grade glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or another type of fruit acid. The combination helps to remove the dermal layer where dead skin cells, free radicals, and other signs of skin damage have accumulated.

Microdermabrasion is an excellent choice for individuals who want to fade the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation (like age spots and brown spots)
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone
  • And more

What to Expect from Microdermabrasion Downtime

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive solution, so there’s no need for intensive recovery. Plus, it’s not as strong as chemical peels, so you don’t have to worry about the scabbing or peeling that’s common with the peel.

That means there’s absolutely no downtime associated with a microdermabrasion treatment!

After your microdermabrasion treatment, you should expect some redness and sensitivity (that’s why we recommend wearing sunscreen after your session). These side effects usually only last a few days; afterwards, you’ll see clear, firm, and softer-looking skin.

Consultations Available Now

Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead

Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Physician Skin Solutions for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Why Go Crystal Free?

Traditional microdermabrasion treatments use tiny crystals – rather than diamonds – to remove the outer layer of skin. While these treatments were undeniably effective, they also had their drawbacks. For one, the crystals were highly abrasive and created inflammation and heat on the skin. If patients already suffered from inflammation, for example, due to rosacea or acne, this approach could actually make their condition worse. In addition, the crystal-based method resulted in a bit of downtime, which isn’t ideal for busy men and women who have lives, careers, and families to get back to.

The newest microdermabrasion treatments use diamonds to abrade the skin instead. They are superior to the crystal-based method in a number of ways:

  • Enhanced results. Microdermabrasion with diamonds is gentle yet still delivers enhanced results, polishing the skin and clearing away dead cells.
  • Customizable. The coarseness of the diamonds can be adjusted to offer a gentle or more aggressive treatment, depending on your sensitivity and skin condition.
  • Gentle approach. Unlike microdermabrasion with crystals, the diamond-tipped wand doesn’t cause heat or inflammation on the skin.
  • No downtime. There’s no downtime associated with the DiamondTome wand, with most patients only reporting minor redness shortly after their treatment.


*Individual Results May Vary


Take the First Step – Request a Consultation

Ready to discover the skin-enhancing powers of microdermabrasion for yourself?

Schedule a consultation with Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead today by filling out the form on our website or by calling our office directly at 1-(602) 843-4040.

Physician Skin Solutions serves the greater Glendale, AZ area.

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