I have read that it will also remove sun spots, which is wonderful

Question:

I would like microdermabrasion to treat my facial acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. I have read that it will also remove sun spots, which is wonderful. What is the recovery time for microdermabrasion? Are there any complications associated with this procedure?

Answer:

Microdermabrasion is wonderful for improving the outermost layer of skin which consists of dead skin. However, we stopped performing microdermabrasion several years ago as I feel the results are essentially temporary and more significant long-term results can be achieved with lighter chemical peels. Don’t get me wrong – microdermabrasion does make your skin look and feel great for two or three days but unfortunately this does only treat the outer layer of skin called the stratum corneum and in several days to a week most results are essentially gone.