Microderm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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The Skin Center Medical Spa

With three Pennsylvania offices (two in Pittsburgh and one in Wexford) and two Ohio locations (Gahanna and Beachwood), board certified Dr. Dominic Brandy's facility specializes in cosmetic surgery & skin care treatments, such as: facelift procedures, facial liposuction, body contouring, VelaSmooth cellulite treatment, microdermabrasion, fotofacial skin rejuvenation. The Power Peel system is used for the microdermabrasion procedure, which is thoroughly described - including by the aid of before/after photos, a video recording and an additional FAQ's section.

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Laser & Rejuvenation Center of Pittsburgh

This center located in McMurray, PA specializes in non-invasive cosmetic surgery and skin care treatments, such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, sclerotherapy, treatments for abnormal pigmentation, excessive sweating and skin lesions. Board certified Dr. Lawrence C. Biskin performs the DiamondTome Wand microdermabrasion, procedure which is described in some detail on the website. A free consultation can be obtained, as well as a 50% discount gift certificate available for one treatment.

Botta Cosmetic Surgery

At his Coraopolis, Pennsylvania facility, board certified Dr. Samuel A. Botta performs surgical and non-surgical procedures for face, body, breast (Suspension Lift, rhinoplasty, neck contouring, mesotherapy, breast implants, gynecomastia, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers & injectables). The website features a detailed explanation of the microdermabrasion process, but with no indication of the particular technique utilized.

The Eleanor Borsani Skin Care Center

Located in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, The Eleanor Borsani Skin Care Center provides only microdermabrasion and electrolysis services for the Pittsburgh Metro Area. A thorough description of the microdermabrasion procedure - which they call “Pepita” - is available on the website, as well as a couple of before/after photos. Appointments can be scheduled either by phone or by an online form.

Happel Laser & Vein Centre

Double board certified surgeon Dr. John L. Happel, Jr. offers spider vein removal, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, Photofacial skin rejuvenation at his center located in McMurray, Pennsylvania. Microdermabrasion is delivered using the Mega Peel system, with a 10% discount for the introductory treatment - coupon available on the website.

NOTE: The information on this page was last checked for accuracy in June 2007. Please contact the surgeries for up to date information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Micro Derma Abrasion Make Facial Scars Fade?

A: Microdermation pulverizes away the dead skin layer (the outermost layer) in order to even out skin texture and reduce superficial facial scars. Deeper facial scarring needs more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peels or laser skin rejuvenation.

Q: Can You Use Microdermabrasion While On Benzoyl Peroxide?

A: Benzoyl peroxide users should not have microdermabarasion Used at the same time as BP (benzoyl peroxide) microbrasion can make the skin overly sensitive and can severely irritate the skin. This applies to over the counter sets and dermatologist-performed treatment.

Q: Microdermbrasion Is It Good For Black Skin?

A: Personal microderm abrasion cream is appropriate for all skin colors (including black skin ) because this procedure sandblasts only the outermost skin layer which is made of dead skin cells. There's no damage to live tissue which could cause scarring or severe irritation. The exfoliation process involved in doctor-performed micro derma brasion helps the skin renew itself quicker and more effectively.

Q: Microderm Abrasion Is It Good For Liver Spots?

A: Liver spots can be reduced or even removed entirely through several microderm sessions - the flow of crystals exfoliates the top layer of the skin and evens out skin tone.

Q: Does Micro Derma Abrasion Make Hyper Pigmentation Go Away?

A: Microdermabrasia machine is effective on hyper pigmentation. The micro-crystal flow abrades the top layer of the skin where unevenly pigmented skin cells are stuck. Several clinic microdermabasion sessions are required to even out skin tone and get rid of hyper pigmentation.

Q: Does Microdermabrasion Make Skin Texture Smoother?

A: This procedure exfoliates the top layer of skin which consists of dead skin cells. Microdermabration cream stimulates collagen production, essential to healthy skin and also evens out skin texture and tone.

Q: Is Micro Derma Brasion Good On Your Eye Lids?

A: Over The Counter microderm abrasion creams should not be used on your eye-lids even if it's especially formulated as a face microderm abrasian product. Using a facial micro dermal abrasion product on your eye lids may result in irritation or scarring (the lids are too thin and can easily be damaged). Dermatologist-performed micro dermal abrasion is not suitable for use on eye lids either.

Q: Does Micro Derm Abrasion Make Fine Lines Less Visible?

A: Micro derma brasion product is effective on fine lines. It evens out skin texture through abrasion of the top layer of skin. The effect is a reduction or even total removal of fine lines.

Q: How Can Micro Dermabrasion Help Men?

A: Men can have micrdermabrasion just as women can. The procedure and results are the same, there are no side effects or risks. The procedure and results are the same, there are no side effects or risks.

Q: Does Micro Dermabration Make Burn Scars Smooth Themselves Out?

A: Microabrasions pulverizes away the dead skin layer (the outermost layer) in order to even out skin texture and fade superficial burn scars. More severe burn scarring requires more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing.

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