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Microdermabrasion

Effective anti-aging skincare reaches deep within the skin to improve cell health, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and restore a healthy complexion. The Choe Center in Virginia Beach is committed to helping men and women achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin for a lifetime. Dr. Kyle S. Choe is proud to offer a range of exceptional anti-aging skincare treatments, including microdermabrasion in Virginia Beach, VA. 

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What is Microdermabrasion? 

Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive skin treatment that is performed to improve the appearance of acne, sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and darker acne scars. The procedure uses exfoliating crystals to resurface the skin without downtime or significant side effects.  

While microdermabrasion mainly addresses the outer layer of skin, it also stimulates the production of collagen to activate cellular rejuvenation for improved results. The treatment is painless and does not cause any damage to the skin’s surface.

Microdermabrasion Before-and-After Photos

Microdermabrasion Benefits

Microdermabrasion skin rejuvenation at The Choe Center is an exceptional exfoliating, anti-aging skin treatment. Microdermabrasion can provide the following benefits:

  • Removal of dead skin cells
  • Improved skin tone
  • A brighter and healthier complexion
  • Smooth, softer skin
  • Skin rejuvenation to correct sun damage
  • Softened fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Reduction in dark spots left by acne or sun damage
  • Improved appearance of mild stretch marks
  • Treatment of mild, active acne and skin discoloration from healed acne

Am I a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

The best candidates for microdermabrasion are men and women who want to improve the appearance of mild acne, hyperpigmentation, and/or fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulate skin-enhancing collagen production with zero downtime and limited side effects. Most patients are eligible for this gentle treatment plan.

Anti-Aging Skincare Consultation in Virginia Beach

Dr. Choe determines each patient’s candidacy for anti-aging skincare in Virginia Beach during a private consultation at his state-of-the-art plastic surgery center. This meeting is the perfect time for patients to discuss their goals and skin concerns. 

The doctor will perform an examination and provide microdermabrasion before and after photos before creating a customized treatment plan. Dr. Choe is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who offers outstanding, natural-looking results for each patient. 

The Microdermabrasion Procedure

During a microdermabrasion session, a handheld device with microcrystals is used to gently remove dead skin cells and skin imperfections on the top layer of the skin. The treatment is painless and provides immediate rejuvenating results. 

Each treatment will rejuvenate new segments of the skin to produce a younger-looking, refreshed appearance and will gradually stimulate the production of collagen within the skin. A typical course of treatments may involve five to twelve sessions spaced one to two weeks apart.

Recovering from Microdermabrasion 

Initial results will begin to emerge almost immediately after the treatment, and the recovery is rapid. A pink or red glow is expected and will fade after one day. The skin may feel sensitive, similar to a light sunburn. This sensitivity typically subsides quickly. Final results will be visible after the series of treatments is completed. There is no downtime and very few side effects are associated with the treatment.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Kyle Choe?

Dr. Kyle S. Choe is a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in anti-aging treatments in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Choe’s many qualifications include: 

  • Double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
  • Offering only the safest, most effective treatment options.
  • Specializes in plastic surgery, rejuvenation treatments, and reconstructive surgery for the face and neck.
  • Trained under some of the world’s top head, neck, and plastic surgeons.
  • Annually provides compassionate surgical care with medical missions treating needy adults and children in Asia, Europe, and Central and South America.
  • Presents lectures and writes medical articles featuring age-defying treatments, reconstructive surgery, and endoscopic facial surgery
  • Has extensive experience performing microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, liquid facelifts, dermal fillers, and other non-invasive skincare treatments.

Questions about Anti-Aging Skincare

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, pain-free treatment. Any side effects typically dissipate shortly after the treatment. Side effects may include redness, skin sensitivity, tightness, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, mild bleeding, abrasions, and mild bruising around the eyes. 

Microdermabrasion is similar to a mild chemical peel because it works to improve lines and wrinkles, mild acne, hyperpigmentation, and different skin blemishes. Stronger chemical peels penetrate deep within the skin to reach damaged layers. 

Dr. Chloe offers several chemical peels, including the Sensi-Peel® that uses vitamin C to lighten the skin and requires little downtime. Chemical peel benefits include the removal of skin blemishes, including deeper acne scars, blackheads, dark spots, lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and rough skin. Microdermabrasion offers some of the same benefits but is best for skin with minimal surface blemishes. Dr. Choe can help you choose the best treatment for your skin’s needs. 

Microdermabrasion is an affordable option with an average cost ranging from $100 to $250 per session. Dr. Choe will explain the procedure and the price for a package with multiple sessions. 

The Choe Center also has an exclusive membership club centered on anti-aging skincare treatments. The membership provides special pricing for clients who request regular skincare treatments and products.

Dr. Choe frequently recommends microdermabrasion for acne in teens and adults. A treatment plan can improve mild acne, lighten discoloration caused by past acne, and help prevent future outbreaks. 

Each treatment removes dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin and clears blackheads and clogged pores to reveal smooth, refreshed skin. Microdermabrasion is not recommended for inflamed or raw acne. 

Our staff will provide you with pre-treatment instructions when you schedule your first microdermabrasion session in Virginia Beach. Some herbal medications, supplements, and medications like aspirin, Aleve, and ibuprofen should be avoided before the treatment because they will thin the blood and can encourage bruising.

Dr. Choe will provide aftercare instructions, including best practices for cleansing and moisturizing to encourage recovery and maximize your results. Avoid applying makeup and sun exposure immediately after the procedure. If you cannot avoid sun exposure, it is essential to wear an SPF of 30 or higher and a hat. If you are having a series of treatments completed, Dr. Choe will further discuss sun exposure with you.

Microdermabrasion applies a stream of microcrystals from a handheld device to the skin, which removes dead skin cells, stimulates blood circulation, and treats discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

Most aging is caused by genetics, sun exposure, decreased skin elasticity, pronounced fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Microdermabrasion home products cannot effectively treat these issues and are often a waste of money. It is safer and more effective to undergo a series of professional microdermabrasion treatments in Virginia Beach, followed by periodic maintenance sessions.  

Microdermabrasion is good for treating a range of minor skin concerns, including mild acne, light scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. You can expect some immediate results followed by more dramatic improvements in skin tone, color, and texture after a series of treatments.

Schedule Your Microdermabrasion Appointment in Virginia Beach

Dr. Kyle Choe offers dermaplaning, chemical peels, microneedling, and microdermabrasion in Virginia Beach, VA, for men and women who are looking for a more youthful and clear complexion. Call 757.389.5850 to learn more about non-invasive anti-aging options or set up an appointment online at The Choe Center.