Microdermabrasion, often called “microderm” for short, is a non-chemical, physical exfoliation technique. This noninvasive treatment aids in reducing fine lines, unwanted congestion, and pigment while stimulating collagen. Treatment intensity is tailored to each patient’s individual need and skin type. Plano, TX double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, provides his patients with the options of a full-length microdermabrasion with facial, as well as a mini microdermabrasion at the request of our on-the-go patients who are pressed for time but still want the benefits of advanced exfoliation. Typically, 5 – 8 treatments are necessary for best results and they are spaced anywhere from 7 – 10 days apart for most people.
"I arrived at my appointment at 9:59 and was in my car on the access road to the toll road at 10:44. I have had these procedures before and have never left in less than an hour. So in the 45 minutes, I filled out paper work, told the technician what type of care I was interested in on a monthly basis, got the 3 procedures, waited for home care instructions to be printed out, walked to my car and drove to the access road. According to the deal I bought I paid for a "three-step clinical procedure combining microdermabrasion, chemical peel solution and cryogenic therapy to reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, laxity, dullness, acne and skin imperfection" Also stated in Dr Ho's ad was that I would "pay $69(regularly 150)" The quotes are taken from the ad. The technician didn't even micro my entire face. She lightly went over part of my forehead, only top of my nose, the round part of my chin and a part of my jaw line so i didn't get a full face micro. Is this what Dr. Ho offers for 150 as implied in the ad? Truly it wasn't worth 69.00 so I'm not sure how this was a good deal. I am looking for a place for skin care which is why I bought this deal. I assumed that Dr. Ho offered this special to attract clients. Perhaps I was mistaken. "- A. / Demandforce / Jan 15, 2013
"Over the past two years, Megan has been the sole provider of my medically driven esthetic services to include microdermabrasions, photofacial and both customized chemical peels and skincare line products recommendations. Megan has been in the industry over ten years, has earned both my respect and trust as her client. Her service delivery is timely, efficient and results driven specific to my individual needs. Megan does not disappoint! I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others. "- S. / Demandforce / Feb 10, 2013
"I bought a microdermabrasion and acid peel via Groupon. It was reported to be 150.00 value. After receiving the treatment I reported that the treatment was not worth $150.00 nor was it as good as similar treatments costing some what less. The office manager offered me another treatment free very kindly. The subsequent micro and peel were great but still not worth 150.00. The treatment was well worth $75.00 which is typical for this treatment in this area. "- P. / Demandforce / Apr 14, 2013
"I had a gift of a face peel and microdermabrasion on friday for my birthday the staff were so helpful and very well informed . They made myself and my friend feel very welcome. The treatment made a noticable difference in my skin and the process was explained thoroughly and was a comfortable experience. The staff were warm pleasant and clearly very knowledgeable. I highly recommend them "- C. / Demandforce / May 12, 2013
The ideal candidates for microdermabrasion:
- Any skin type and color
- Have skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, aged skin, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, minor scars, and uneven skin tone and texture
- Desire better-looking, more radiant skin
- Do not want an invasive surgical procedure
- Have realistic outcomes
What to Expect
The patient’s face will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the procedure. A stream of fine particles will be sprayed onto the patient’s face to essentially polish the skin through a special hand piece. In the process, dead skin cells and other debris will be suctioned away by the microderm system. Microdermabrasion also stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and elastin, which play a role in skin firmness. Treatment can take 30 – 60 minutes to complete.
There’s no downtime with microdermabrasion, but the skin will look pink and also feel dry and tight for about 1 day after treatment. Moisturizer should be applied to alleviate these side effects. There will be immediate results after microdermabrasion, where patients should experience smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin. For full results, 5 – 12 treatments are recommended every 2 – 3 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $65
- Procedure Recovery Location
Want More Info?
If you think that you can benefit from microdermabrasion, please give us a call. Our friendly staff would love to explain the advantages of this procedure, as well as answer any questions you might have. We’ll schedule you for a consultation to learn more so you can make an informed decision.