Microdermabrasion Specialist

Radiance MedSpa DC

Medical Spa located in Washington, DC, DC & Columbia, MD

With constant exposure to the sun, wind, and chemicals, your face develops a rough outer layer of skin that could use a pick-me-up. Dr. Vikisha Fripp offers microdermabrasion at Radiance MedSpa DC in Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington, D.C. and Columbia, MD, for those who want fresh, revitalized skin that makes a perfect canvas for makeup. If your skin is rough, scarred, wrinkled, or discolored, call or schedule a consultation online to find out if microdermabrasion is for you.


What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment used to improve your skin’s appearance. The procedure uses a gritty surfaced instrument to sand off the uppermost weathered layer of skin. While that may sound intimidating, it is performed gently so as not to damage your skin. A microdermabrasion procedure can reduce or eliminate:

  • Scars
  • Lines
  • Discolored spots
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Rough texture
  • Dull complexion
  • Stretch marks

After the procedure, your skin is left looking young, even-toned, and smooth. If your skin generally needs a little TLC, a microdermabrasion procedure can rejuvenate it.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

Microdermabrasion is not painful, so numbing creams and anesthesia are not necessary. After Dr. Fripp is finished, your skin may be red and tender. This is normal and should go away within a few hours. To minimize the irritation, Dr. Fripp may advise you to apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.

How long does microdermabrasion take?

Your microdermabrasion appointment should take about an hour. You’ll be seated comfortably in a reclining chair while Dr. Fripp treats your specified targeted areas. Then, she’ll apply a moisturizer and sunscreen to protect the area. Unlike procedures with similar results, you’ll see results immediately after your appointment.

Even if you experience minor irritation after your microdermabrasion procedure, you won’t need to reserve any downtime for recovery. This means that you can go about your day without worrying about compromising the results.

How should I prepare for my microdermabrasion appointment?

There are several steps that you can take to prepare for your appointment. During a consultation, we will discuss goals with the treatment to make sure that it is your best option. In the days leading up to the procedure, you should avoid sun exposure, tanning products, waxes, and exfoliating creams.

On the day of the procedure, you should not wear makeup, or you should remove it before you go. You’ll likely be asked to clean your face to provide a fresh canvas for the microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion refreshes your skin, eliminating blemishes and making it smooth and gorgeous. For a fresh face, call or schedule your microdermabrasion appointment online at Radiance MedSpa DC.

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