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What Is Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatment uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin. The device streams tiny crystals or sands through a diamond-tipped wand to remove the rougher top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth.This treatment is used to exfoliate, treat light scarring and discoloration, and thicken collagen.


For reference, a premium clinic in Chicago is charging $200 for both Hydrafacial® and DiamondGlow®.

Prices may be based on the type of microdermabrasion procedure performed, price of add-on products, the time and effort the procedure requires, the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the treatment, and your geographic location.

Recovery & Downtime

There is no down time or recovery period following microdermabrasion. Any discomfort experienced as part of microdermabrasion is usually short-lived. This can include redness and swelling, which should subside within a few hours. You can expect the skin to be flaky and dry for several days.

Best For

Microdermabrasion is generally considered one of the safest remedies to improve uneven skin. Discuss with your provider your general health status, pre-existing health conditions, and current lifestyle choices for likely outcomes and any risks or potential complications.

Potential Side Effects

Post-procedural skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure.


Modern microdermabrasion or evolved microdermabrasion brands includes Hydrafacial®, DiamondGlow®, etc.

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