Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
122 East Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 967-1212
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (medical spa only)
Over time, the effects of aging and sun damage start to show up on our skin. Dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars are just a few of the visible effects. One of the most effective non-surgical methods developed to reduce these signs is microdermabrasion available in Paramus, New Jersey, at Parker Center Medical Spa.
- Why choose microdermabrasion?
- How does microdermabrasion work?
- How often will I need a microdermabrasion treatment?
- When should I avoid microdermabrasion?
- What is dermabrasion?
Why Choose Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is perfect for improving surface-level imperfections and providing overall exfoliation for brighter, smoother skin. Because it doesn’t use any chemicals, many patients who aren’t well-suited to more aggressive treatments or those who have allergies to certain chemicals. Here are just a few of the skin issues it can reduce:
- Fine lines and mild to moderate wrinkles
- Severity of acne scars
- Dark spots from sun damage and hormonal changes
- The appearance of large pores
- White heads and black heads
The gentle yet precise exfoliation makes it an ideal pre-treatment to enhance the results of other skin rejuvenation procedures and treatments. Among microdermabrasion’s many benefits:
- 100% non-invasive with no downtime
- Effective for patients with darker skin
- Safe for other parts of the body, such as the décolletage
- Optimizes absorption of daily skincare products, which can increase their effectiveness
- Promotes your skin’s natural ability to heal acne
- An affordable, chemical- and laser-free resurfacing option
Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Here at Parker Center Medical Spa, we use the Parisian Peel system, which is one of the gentlest systems available today. Very fine particles of commercial-grade rubies and sapphires target the treatment area as directed by a wand. This stream of crystals gently abrades the surface layers of the skin and then the wand suctions the crystals along with the sloughed-off skin cells to reveal a new layer of skin. With each session, a layer of skin is removed in a very controlled manner.
Because it is so gentle, microdermabrasion can be used on any skin type. Following treatment, you may see some mild redness, but this will subside in a few days. Treatment takes less than an hour, and you can go back to your day immediately afterward.
How Often Will I Need a Microdermabrasion Treatment?
Our aestheticians typically recommend between 4 and 8 treatments to get the desired results. For maintenance and exfoliation, monthly or bi-monthly treatments are recommended. For basic skin care, we recommend treatment every 3 to 4 months.
When Should I Avoid Microdermabrasion?
As with any cosmetic treatment, your safety is our priority. You shouldn’t have microdermabrasion if any of the following apply to you:
- You’ve used Accutane in the last several months
- You have cancerous lesions
- You have an active skin infection
Overall, this is an effective, non-invasive, and painless treatment for superficial and mild skin issues. With each treatment, there is a gradual improvement in skin tone and texture giving you a more youthful glow.
About Your Procedure
Our cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.Request a Consultation Your Education Session
What Is Dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a powerful technique, most commonly used by Dr. Parker to improve vertical lip lines and acne scarring on the face. He uses a small, hand-held, electric-powered metal wheel that rotates at speeds of 15,000 to 30,000 rpm. Using high power magnifying glasses, Dr. Parker will precisely abrade the skin to the proper depth, smoothing out lip wrinkles or acne scars. This results in “raw” skin in the treated area, which usually heals within 7 days. Dermabrasion can be performed by using topical sprays to anesthetize the area or with intravenous sedation.