Pros and Cons of Derma Genesis Microdermabrasion

If you are looking for a non-invasive way to fight the signs of aging, microdermabrasion could be a good fit for you. Microdermabrasion is an innovative anti aging skincare procedure that buffs away the top layer of skin to reveal fresher, clearer skin underneath. Derma Genesis® microdermabrasion is a clinically proven procedure for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, eliminating acne scars and for treating sun damaged skin. Here’s a close look at the benefits and drawbacks of the Derma Genesis® microdermabrasion procedure:

How the Derma Genesis Microdermabrasion Procedure Works

The Derma Genesis microdermabrasion procedure works using a crystal skin resurfacing process. A vacuum device is placed directly onto the skin to create a small bubble and lifts the skin up into the crystal flow inside the tip of the hand piece. Aluminum oxide crystals and sodium bicarbonate crystals are then vacuumed across the skin’s surface to buff away the top layer and expose the soft, living skin cells underneath. The entire process typically involves three passes. After the third pass, the epidermis is stimulated enough to increase collagen production which in turn thickens the skin and reduces the effects of aging.

Benefits of Derma Genesis Microdermabrasion

The Derma Genesis microdermabrasion procedure offers several benefits beyond traditional microdermabrasion. The medical-grade treatment offers a number of benefits and can treat:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Scars
  • Acne prone skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Superficial age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Patchy skin
  • Oily skin
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Certain types of stretch marks

Derma Genesis microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure and does not involve the application of any harsh chemicals or high-energy lasers. There is no anesthesia required, and the treatment can be performed on all skin types. If the patient needs more aggressive exfoliation, Derma Genesis microdermabrasion treatments may be coupled with a light chemical peel. The microdermabrasion and chemical peel combination can speed up the cell turnover process and further help to eliminate fine lines, age spots, patchy skin and acne scars.

The procedure also helps boost collagen production which is essential for keeping the skin looking youthful and glowing. Collagen levels diminish significantly with age, so it’s important to maintain a consistent schedule of microdermabrasion and other skin treatments that promote circulation and increase the level of collagen production in the body.

Drawbacks of Derma Genesis Microdermabrasion

While Derma Genesis microdermabrasion offers a number of benefits, there are some drawbacks to this procedure. The procedure cannot eliminate deeper wrinkles or lines around the nose and mouth area, so patients that need more powerful treatments may need to turn to dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing to achieve the results they want. Microdermabrasion may not be a good match for patients with active acne, as the exfoliation process may trigger more flare ups. Side effects of this procedure may include redness, slight swelling of the skin and tenderness.


Learn more about skin rejuvenation in our information guide, or consult with an anti-aging specialist in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for the Derma Genesis® microdermabrasion procedure.