Microderm in Seattle, Washington

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Pure MedSpa Seattle - Redmond Town Center

Pure Med Spa has quickly become the largest network of aesthetic skincare providers in the United States and Canada. Pure's success can be attributed to its winning combination of cutting-edge technology, and the pampered experience and services of a deluxe spa. Pure Med Spa's facilities employ only the best skin care providers in the industry, including medically trained and accredited physicians, nurses and aestheticians.

Naficy - Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center

This Bellevue, Washington center provides a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures - rhinoplasty, neck liposuction, buccal fat removal, feather lift, microdermabrasion, Thermage for face/body, mesotherapy, leg vein laser, etc. - under the supervision of double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Naficy. The microdermabrasion process, employing an exfoliating diamond tip, is briefly described on the website.

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Anderson Cosmetic Surgery

Board certified surgeon Dr. Stephen B. Anderson's practice in Bellevue, Washington specializes in surgical services (mid face lift, hair restoration, liposculpture, AlloDerm© facial implants), also providing a couple of cosmetic procedures, like laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, fillers/injections. The microdermabrasion is described in some detail, but with no reference to the specific technique used. A free consultation can be scheduled upon filling out an online form.

Larrabee Center - The Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

A team of double board certified plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists and registered nurses offers a series of surgical and non-surgical procedures at this Seattle, Washington center. The services provided include: facelift, facial liposuction, skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, Nd-Yag laser treatments, laser hair removal, chemical peels. A brief description of the Diamond Tone microdermabrasion system is available on the website. Appointments can be scheduled either by phone or e-mail.

Tim Heffernan, MD

Through its two offices in Seattle, Washington, board certified Dr. Tim Heffernan's practice provides surgical and non-surgical procedures, such as brow lift, eyelid surgery, mid-facelift, FotoFacial RF, microdermabrasion, Restylane & Radiesse. Licensed aesthetician Angela Corpus performs “crystal” microdermabrasion treatment, which is briefly described on the website.


ReGeneration is a medical spa and hair salon located in Seattle, WA, offering non-surgical cosmetic procedures & laser treatments: microdermabrasion, cryotherapy, Prevage, Juvéderm, meso/lipo therapy, Sculptra, treatments for acne, leg spider veins, broken capillaries. The microdermabrasion process is briefly described; a few more details about the procedure are available in a (separate) FAQ's section. A free consultation can be scheduled either by telephone or by an online form.

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: Is Micro Derma Brasion Effective For Pimple Scarring?

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

Q: Microdermabrasion Is It Good On Acne Marks?

A: By removing the top layer of the skin, self micodermabrasion diminishes or even removes superficial acne marks. Deeper acne marks require a more invasive procedure, like a deep chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing.

Q: Is Micro Dermabration Effective For Wrinkles?

A: Microderma abrasion kit works on fine wrinkles. It evens out skin texture through abrasion of the top layer of skin. The effect is a reduction or even total removal of superficial wrinkles. Deeper wrinkles need a more invasive non-surgical technique, like a deep chemical peel or laser resurfacing.

Q: Do You Need Special Cream Before Microdermal Abrasion?

A: No special cream is necessary before microderm abrasian treatment. The only mandatory step is deep cleansing to remove all make up, dirt and excess sebum from your skin.

Q: Does Neutrogena Micro Dermabrasion Work?

A: The OTC microderm kit from Neutrogena works for some people and doesn't work for others. There are many happy customers who say that Neutrogena kits does make their face feel smother and look young. On the other hand, there are some unhappy people who say the kit is either too harsh, causing them skin irritation and breakouts, or not very effective in reducing superficial scars and fine wrinkles. The only way to find out if the kit is effective for you is to try to obtain a free sample and test the formula on your skin.

Q: How Can Microdermal Abrasion Help Treat Blotchy Skin?

A: This procedure exfoliates the top layer of skin which consists of dead skin cells. Microderm abrasions kit stimulates collagen production, essential to healthy skin and also removes blotchy skin texture and tone.

Q: Is Microdermal Abrasion Effective If You Have Psoriasis?

A: Psoriasis patients should not have micro dermabration This procedures is somewhat invasive to the skin (any skin rejuvenation treatment is to some extent) and can worsen their condition. This applies to over the counter micro derma brasion as well, despite its mild effect.

Q: What Does Micro Derma Brasion Do For Uneven Skin Tone?

A: Uneven skin tone is the result of a skin disorder called hyperpigmentation. It can be evened out through several sessions of microdermibration. The micro-crystal flow abrades the top layer of the skin where unevenly pigmented skin cells are stuck.

Q: What Are The Advantages Associated With Microdermabration?

A: One major advantage is the minimum risks and side effects associated with micro abrasion Unlike dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing, microdermbrasion takes no more than 30-60 minutes and can be successfully used on the face as well as the body (neck, chest, back and hands). If time or money is an issue, the procedure is also available as a cheap home microdermabrasion product (well known brands include Neutrogena, Mary Kay, L'Oreal, Oil of Olay, Homedics, etc). It removes only the very top skin layer which is why it's considered to be the least invasive cosmetic procedure. It doesn't require anesthesia and has virtually no down time after treatment. It can be performed on all skin types and colors without risks and side effects.

Q: Can You Perform Microbrasion On Yourself?

A: You can perform micoderm abrasion on yourself as long as you use a special at-home kit. Professional microderm abrasions can only be performed by trained professionals. Because it can cause damage to the skin if not used properly, microderm abrasion machines should only be operated by people with specific theoretical and practical training.

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