What Is Microdermabrasion?

Dealing with skin conditions like melasma, acne, and rosacea can be really challenging. These problems not only lead to a lack of confidence, but can cause inflammation, irritation, and even pain. At Helena Dermatology we address these issues through our effective microdermabrasion treatment. This minimally invasive procedure is used to address both aesthetic and medical concerns related to compromised skin texture. The beauty of this treatment lies in its impressive versatility and convenience. Microdermabrasion is often very effective in relieving discomfort and improving the look of your skin all at once.


How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

The microdermabrasion procedure involves mild abrasion with a scalpel, then a deep cleaning to remove dead skin cells. After sanding away the dead skin cells on your face, we clean them up with a specialized vacuum system. The result of this process is the emergence of new, softer surface skin. This treatment is an excellent choice for addressing uneven pigmentation because it only affects the uppermost layer of the skin while leaving its lower, smoother layer intact. The best part of this treatment is that it doesn’t require any downtime.

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

The microdermabrasion treatments offered at Helena Dermatology are used to address melasma, excessive acne, and rosacea. Our sister center, Montana Aesthetics, also uses this treatment to alleviate signs of sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and other skin-related concerns. This treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive, therefore there is no need for preparation prior to the procedure. You can pair microdermabrasion procedures with topical cream application to help sustain the benefits of smooth and clear skin.

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What to Expect During Your Visit

When you arrive at our center, we will examine your skin and determine whether microdermabrasion is the best treatment for you. Afterward, we will invite you to sit back, relax, and let us handle the rest. This treatment requires no pre-procedure preparation and sessions typically last for as little as 15-30 minutes. During this time, you may experience some mild discomfort as we gently sand away the thick outer layer of your skin. After the procedure, you will notice a visible difference in the tone and texture of your skin. Schedule follow-up sessions for maximum results.

Results From Microdermabrasion Treatment

You may experience some tenderness after your visit. Despite this, microdermabrasion does not require any downtime. Immediately after your session, you are free to return to your normal activities. Some skin clarity and smoothness can be expected after the first treatment, but subsequent treatments may be required for best results, depending on your condition.

Microdermabrasion in Helena, MT

Helena Dermatology is here to provide you with the care and support you need. If you are experiencing irritation, inflammation, or pain due to a skin condition, we’re here to help. Our microdermabrasion treatments can help give you smoother, healthier skin without downtime. For expert dermatological care and ongoing support with a friendly smile, fill out the form below and schedule an appointment or give us a call at (406) 443-7200.


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