Microdermabrasion Specialist

Smart SKIN Rx

Med Spa & Aesthetics located in The Loop, Chicago, IL

Reveal smoother, younger-looking skin with gentle medically supported exfoliation through microdermabrasion. At Smart SKIN Rx, Crystal Vasquez, DNP, MS, MBA, RN, offers microdermabrasion to rejuvenate your look. Men and women in Chicago, Illinois, around The Loop, looking to improve the appearance of their skin can call the office to learn more about this effective therapy or book an appointment online.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

Smart SKIN Rx

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation treatment that involves using a minimally abrasive instrument to exfoliate your skin. This effectively lifts old, dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, more even layer.

A motorized, hand-held device equipped with fine crystals or a diamond tip is gently applied to the surface of your skin to sand away the thicker, uneven outer layer.

The deep exfoliation of microdermabrasion stimulates your skin’s production of collagen, a skin-strengthening protein. This natural compound is plentiful in your skin when you’re young, giving you a smooth, plump look. As you age, production naturally decreases, so stimulating it through microdermabrasion can improve skin laxity and reduce uneven texture.

After a microdermabrasion treatment, you’re left with smooth, younger-looking skin. Microdermabrasion at Smart SKIN Rx offers results that aren’t possible with at-home exfoliation treatments.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion maximizes the benefits of your normal skin care regimen. Among the benefits microdermabrasion offers to your skin’s health and appearance are:

  • Enhanced smoothness and more even out pigment
  • Improved look of age spots and blackheads
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks and acne scars
  • Reduced appearance of oversized pores
  • Less hyperpigmentation

Microdermabrasion is often a good alternative to a chemical peel for men and women with sensitive skin, since treatment doesn’t involve the use of chemicals.

How many microdermabrasion treatments will I need?

Crystal creates a treatment plan that’s customized to your skin’s specific needs and your aesthetic goals. When you first start microdermabrasion, you may have as many as two treatments per month and then can schedule treatments around 1-2 months apart for maintenance.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

Although microdermabrasion involves a deep level of exfoliation, it’s described as virtually painless. Some men and women describe the thirty-minute treatment as feeling like a facial massage.

What is the downtime following microdermabrasion?

You don’t need any downtime or recovery following microdermabrasion. You may have slight skin sensitivity and redness following treatment.

Make sure to apply sunscreen regularly because as your skin is especially sensitive to the sun’s rays following treatment. Crystal may recommend special moisturizers or serums following your session to maximize your results.

To learn more about microdermabrasion and its ability to enhance your look and skin texture, call Smart SKIN Rx or book a complimentary consultation online.