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Microdermabrasion Specialist

Marsha E. Gorens, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Near West Side, Chicago, IL

When acne scars, sun damage, and other imperfections cover your face, it can take a toll on your confidence. Dr. Marsha E. Gorens understands the role your appearance plays in living a happy and healthy life, so she offers noninvasive, medical aesthetic treatments like microdermabrasion to rejuvenate your skin and expose your natural radiance. Call the Marsha E. Gorens, MD office in Near West Side, Chicago, or schedule an appointment online to see if aesthetic treatments like microdermabrasion are right for you.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an aesthetic skin care technique that gently exfoliates your skin in a controlled manner. This treatment is often performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, or hands to improve your skin’s appearance and health.

When Dr. Gorens performs microdermabrasion in conjunction with treatments like chemical peels, that enhances the effects and long-term benefits.

How does microdermabrasion work?

Your skin has two layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The surface layer of your skin is the epidermis, which is made of dead skin covering a layer of maturing skin cells. The epidermis is protected by the stratum corneum, the outermost layer.

Microdermabrasion targets the stratum corneum and the epidermis by using rough grains to buff them away gently. This disturbance of the skin’s cells encourages the body to replace the old skin cells with healthy, new ones.

What skin conditions respond best to microdermabrasion?

A medical microdermabrasion treatment helps improve:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Mild scarring
  • Fine lines
  • Pore size
  • Sun damage

Microdermabrasion can also help control moderate and severe forms of acne when combined with home care and maintenance.

How quickly will I see results?

If you’re receiving microdermabrasion treatments to reverse the signs of aging, you can see noticeable results after the first treatment. Your skin will be visibly softer, smoother, and feel more firm. The process also diminishes scarring and hyperpigmentation.

As your treatments continue, you’ll notice more dramatic results. For the best results, you should receive a series of microdermabrasion treatments. The average varies from person to person, but six treatments -- spread out one to two weeks apart -- are most common.

Besides your microdermabrasion treatment. Dr. Gorens recommends a complete maintenance program that includes an at-home skincare regimen. She also suggests combining chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments.

During a chemical peel, Dr. Gorens applies a solution to the affected area that prompts exfoliation. When the skin peels off, your new skin is smoother and more youthful.

Dr. Gorens understands the importance of looking your best to feel your best. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about her medical cosmetic solutions.