What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a facial skin rejuvenation service that removes dead skin cells for exfoliation and light suction to pull out impurities. This treatment is adjustable to most skin types, making it a great refreshing treatment for many patients that come into DWH Med Spa. A Microdermabrasion treatment is particularly helpful for unclogging pores as well as stimulating the healing process for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture.

How is Microdermabrasion Done?

To start your treatment your skin care professional will cleanse your skin to remove any makeup and impurities. Once your skin is cleansed, she will then evaluate your skin to gauge how abrasive to make the treatment for your maximum benefit. If your skin is rather sensitive, the treatment can be made gentler to accommodate that. Once the skin is cleansed and evaluated, the skin will then be treated with a diamond tip applicator that will be passed over the skin once or twice in linear patterns to be sure to get every inch of the face. Once complete, your esthetician may apply a treatment or moisturizer to finish and protect the skin.


Post-treatment you may experience some slight redness, especially if your skin is fair or more sensitive to exfoliation. After treatment, your skin will be softer and more hydrated due to its increased ability to absorb products. After any initial redness subsides, your skin will display a healthy glow with a more even texture. This improvement for the skin will allow better skincare absorption, smoother makeup application and will kick-start the healing process for any scarring.

If you are interested in learning more about microdermabrasion treatments in the Richmond, Virginia area, call DWH Med Spa today. Our full-service med spa offers a wide variety of cosmetic and skin treatments to help you feel and look your best.