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Microdermabrasion Services in Cranston, RI

If you have clogged pores, superficial wrinkles or uneven pigmentation, you need not buy a slew of different skincare products to get your skin back on track. Microdermabrasion can solve all of those pesky skin issues on its own, and the results are often achieved instantly. This popular, non-invasive procedure carries a wealth of benefits, including but not limited to increased blood flow, improved cell production, and noticeably enhanced skin texture and elasticity. Through deep exfoliation, microdermabrasion is able to slough off the top layer of skin to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin underneath. It’s essentially gentle sandblasting for your skin.

Furthermore, microdermabrasion does not require any down-time or numbing agent. Dr. Cardi is experienced in performing this highly popular procedure, and can help you achieve the rejuvenated, refreshed look you deserve.


FAQs on Microdermabrasion

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that makes use of a small, handheld applicator to remove the top layer of skin. The applicator has a special type of abrasive surface that exfoliates, reduces signs of aging, and evens out skin tone.

What Are The Two Types of Microdermabrasion?

There are two different tips used for microdermabrasion devices, a diamond-tip and a crystal tip. Here’s how they differ:

  • Diamond Microdermabrasion - This is the newer type of microdermabrasion. A wand with a diamond-encrusted tip exfoliates skin while suctioning off dead skin cells. It is typically used in sensitive areas (e.g. around the eyes.)
  • Crystal Microdermabrasion - This is the most popular type of microdermabrasion. Fine crystals (usually aluminum oxide and sodium bicarbonate) are gently sprayed onto the surface of the skin and dead skin cells are suctioned off at the same time.

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

Microdermabrasion is popular in large part because of how versatile it is. A series of treatments can greatly improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Age spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scarring

Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?

Some patients may feel a little discomfort during a microdermabrasion procedure, but it should never hurt. It is also normal for your face to feel tight for a few hours afterwards.

How Long Does Microdermabrasion Take?

From start to finish, microdermabrasion usually takes one hour to complete.

Do I Need To Do Anything Before Getting Microdermabrasion?

You should remove all makeup and thoroughly cleanse your face prior to the procedure. In the week leading up to microdermabrasion, patients are encouraged to avoid the following:

  • Sun exposure
  • Tanning creams
  • Waxing
  • Exfoliating creams
  • Facial masks

Should I Get Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion can help almost everyone achieve a brighter, healthier complexion. However, this procedure is not recommended if you have certain skin conditions, such as:

  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • An active sunburn
  • Lupus
  • Herpes or open sores
  • Severe acne
  • Fragile capillaries

If you are unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion, please make an appointment with Dr. Cardi for an evaluation.