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Microdermabrasion in Atlanta, GA

Vein & Skin Laser Center performs microdermabrasion for the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.

Our office uses the AestiLISSE by Lumenis system for microdermabrasion because of its efficiency, reliability, and proven results. Many patients experience smoother, softer and fresher looking skin after the first treatment. The improvement continues throughout the treatment program.

AestiLISSE microdermabrasion has been reported to:

  • Result in healthier, firmer and younger looking skin
  • Relieve clogged pores and blackheads
  • Diminish age spots and fine lines
  • Soften general roughness or thickened patches of skin
  • Decrease the appearance of large pores, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring
  • Reduce scar tissue resulting in flatter, smoother skin texture


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a way to exfoliate the skin by using fine crystals and a controlled vacuum. The treatment causes the skin to have improved texture and softness, as well as fewer imperfections such as wrinkles and acne scars.

How does the treatment work?

The first step to the microdermabrasion process is to wash the skin to remove excess oil and dirt. Then, a medical professional targets a stream of aluminum oxide crystals over the area. The crystals remove dead skin cells, and then the vacuum picks up the skin cells with a gentle suction. This promotes new and rejuvenated skin by promoting the growth of collagen. Sun block and moisturizers are then applied to the treated area.

How many treatments are required?

The treatments require several procedures spaced out across several weeks. You can plan your optimal schedule and number of treatments with Dr. Fern at Vein & Skin Laser Center.

Is Microdermabrasion safe?

Yes, microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. You should always provide your full medical history and follow your post-treatment instructions to ensure that the procedure goes smoothly and effectively.

Are there any possible side effects?

Some redness and discomfort may be experienced similar to sunburn after the treatment. The skin may appear worse for a short time, and your skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

Will there be any downtime?

Microdermabrasion has no downtime. You can apply cosmetics and return to your daily activities directly after treatment.

What are the results?

The results of the microdermabrasion treatment are that your skin will feel softer and appear younger. New collagen growth improves minor wrinkles and scars. The exfoliation positively affects uneven skin tone, small brown spots, acne and acne scars.

How soon will results appear?

A difference is noticeable immediately. The results of the treatment continue to improve with each treatment.

How long does a Microdermabrasion treatment last?

The treatment lasts about 30 minutes per area.

What conditions respond best to this treatment?

There are many skin conditions that can be helped with microdermabrasion. It works well for sun damage, acne, scars from acne, aging, wrinkles, and other skin issues caused by aging.

Who are candidates for Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion can be used to rejuvenate skin of any type. Those seeking to reduce minor flaws or wrinkles without downtime are encouraged to consider microdermabrasion.

Who should avoid Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion should be avoided by people who suffer from rosacea or sunburns, recent viral infections, cold sores and shingles, people who have eczema, and those who are diagnosed with auto-immune disorders, poor healing, or excessive scarring. If you have a history of diabetes or keloid formation, you should discuss this with your physician.

How does the treatment feel?

There is some mild discomfort associated with the procedure. Tightness and heat are common effects, but they quickly fade.

How long do the results last?

Results are dependent on proper skin care.  Additional treatments will help to optimize your youthful appearance. A series of six treatments over a few months is recommended for best results, followed by regular maintenance treatments.

What are the limitations of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is designed for minor imperfections and general improvement, so those with deep scars or wrinkles will need to decide on a different treatment.

Instructions for before treatment:

Avoid Retin-A®, sun tanning or tanning creams for at least a week before treatment. Do not have other facial procedures, such as chemical peels, before treatment.

Instructions for after treatment:

Sun block and moisturizers should be applied after treatment. Anti-inflammatory creams or cold compresses may be used as necessary. Avoid irritating the treated skin with harsh chemicals, rubbing or sun tanning for one week. Contact your doctor immediately in the event of any rare side effects such as blistering, scabbing or infection.

While cosmetic improvement is often a factor in seeking microdermabrasion, Vein & Skin Laser Center understands that relief from discomfort is often the primary concern for patients in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.

Our physicians use advanced diagnostic techniques to choose the best non-surgical or minimally invasive procedure for wrinkles, acne scars, or sun damage to ensure that both aesthetic concerns and uncomfortable symptoms are addressed simultaneously, effectively and safely.