Microdermabrasion Overview

*Treatment results may vary


Dr. Anna Wooten explains and performs microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is non-chemical skin treatment that typically uses crystals or diamond Microparticles for gentle abrasion and exfoliation to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. Doing so reveals healthier skin while reducing skin impurities, clogged pores and other irregularities. 


The treatment will remove a layer of dead skin cells to reveal healthy, fresh skin. The treatment can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can also promote new cell growth.

Results will vary based on your skin and the number of treatments.


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment and does not require extensive recovery. Some people even have it done during a lunch break


Microdermabrasion sessions cost about half of what Botox injections cost, and may address several skin conditions at a time. The average cost of a microdermabrasion treatment is $175 according to data from RealSelf members.

Related: See a comparison of at-home microdermabrasion vs. professional

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