Micro Dermabrasion at The SHAW Center | Scottsdale



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Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, exfoliating treatment helpful for those unhappy with acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckles, stretch marks, fine lines, scars, and rough skin. Treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, back, elbows, feet - just about anywhere! Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-surgical approach to skin care when used alone, or in combination with other treatments.

There is no "down time," and you can resume regular activities immediately! By speeding up the cellular turnover process, microdermabrasion brings you closer to healthier, younger-looking skin. It allows you to gradually improve your skin without the risks, side effects, and down time of more aggressive alternatives. In as little as thirty minutes, this gentle, abrasive technique efficiently produces satisfying results. Further improvements in appearance and texture will occur with each treatment. Microdermabrasion can be used aggressively to achieve dramatic results, but does not take the place of surgical or laser procedures.

To achieve a good result, several treatments are recommended. Treatments are typically scheduled two to three weeks apart. You will experience a progressive improvement throughout your treatment program. Microdermabrasion leaves your skin feeling soft and silky with a healthy glow. You leave the office with only a mild, temporary pinkness in the treated area.
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Microdermabrasion FAQ's

Q: Why microdermabrasion? A:  Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface.  As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.  If the skin does not shed properly, dead cells settle on the surface causing clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, breakouts and a dull appearance.

Q: How does it work? A:  This gentle exfoliation is performed with a jet of fine mineral crystals passing over the skin's surface by creating a gentle vacuum.  The crystals lay on the skin along with the dead/damaged skin cells.  The crystals gently exfoliate approximately 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the outermost layer (stratum corneum). Once removed it reveals one's own fresher, younger looking skin beneath. 

Q:  Who can benefit from a microdermabrasion treatment? A:  Men and women of any skin type or colour. Anyone with aged, congested, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, dull and sun damaged skin will experience a rejuvenated and refreshed complexion.  Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved.

Q: How long does it take? A:  The actual treatment usually takes 15-40 minutes, depending on the area. The treatment is applied after cleansing the skin and a moisturizing sun block is applied following treatment.

Q: What areas can be treated? A:  Most common areas are the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, hands, knees and elbows. Any body area can be treated

Q: Are there any side effects? A:  You may experience a slight tingling and the skin may feel tighter after treatment.  In some instances flaking may occur, thus it is important to cleanse frequently with the use of good home care products as advised by our skin care specialists for optimal results.  It is very important not to exercise after treatment where perspiration is created.

Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2012 Lawrence Shaw, MD




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Scottsdale, AZ 85260


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