What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that removes built-up of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Treatment is performed with a handpiece with an exfoliating pad at the tip. Using the handpiece, the esthetician will go over the skin up to three times to remove the dead skin. New skin heals over smoother and brighter in the treated areas.

Who is a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

All skin types can benefit from microdermabrasion, except those with very sensitive skin as the treatment may cause irritation.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

  • Removes dead skin cells for a more polished look
  • Removes excess oil and sebum
  • Improves fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves hyperpigmentation
  • Brightens complexion
  • Can lighten scars
  • Helps increase cell turnover rate for overall healthier skin

What to Expect with Microdermabrasion Treatment

There is little to no downtime with microdermabrasion. Redness may occur, but should resolve by the end of the day. Skin may feel tight after treatment, but this should subside in 24-48 hours after treatment.

Important Treatment Information

  • Do NOT exfoliate or use any exfoliating products for one week prior to treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure for one week before and after treatment
  • Apply moisturizer twice daily following treatment

Contraindications to Treatment

  • Clients taking blood thinners are not good candidates to undergo microdermabrasion
  • Treatments should be avoided if there are open lesions, wounds, or rashes on the skin
  • Avoid treatment within two weeks of a chemical peel

Other Esthetician Services

Interested in learning more about our esthetic services, including facial services and chemical peels? Visit our esthetics page.

Why Choose MARC For Your Aesthetic Services?

Whether you live in Charlotte, Belmont, Mount Holly, or Gastonia, you can enjoy a professional facial close to home when you visit MARC. Our certified aesthetician offers facials and chemical peels designed to promote healthy and more youthful-looking skin.

MARC can fulfill all of your skincare needs under one roof. Our board-certified medical director oversees our aesthetician treatments, so you can be assured that your skin is in good hands. Whether you are searching for effective anti-aging treatments that target fine lines and wrinkles, have acne-prone skin, or simply want to begin your skin's rejuvenation regimen, we can personalize our treatment offerings to suit your specific needs.

Make an appointment online or contact MARC to schedule your facial or other treatments like dermal fillers and microneedling.

The MARC team performed a wonderful and luxurious European facial on me! My face feels so smooth and it was also so relaxing! My esthetician was also very sweet and kind and attentive!

Demi S.