Medical Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses the Diamond Tome™ Skin Resurfacing System in combination with a light chemical peel and an Oxy-Mist™ treatment to eliminate stretch marks, wrinkles, acne, the signs of aging and more. With a simple, noninvasive treatment from Cedar Valley Center ASCENT and medical microdermabrasion expert Dr. David J. Congdon, residents of Waterloo and the Cedar Valley can remove dead, unattractive skin and unlock younger, more beautiful skin, all without down time!

Microdermabrasion: Powerful, Rejuvenating Skin Exfoliation

For patients with skin that is rough and uneven or that features stretch marks, wrinkles, sizable pores and acne, age spots and black heads, microdermabrasion treatments can help you experience smoother, more youthful skin. Microdermabrasion resurfacing is a multi-step process that removes the topmost layer of skin, leaving it supple and vibrant. The first step begins with using the Diamond Tome™ wand, which removes the outer layer of skin by gently exfoliating it with natural diamond chips while at the same time vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. This process avoids the potential contamination risks involved with particle Microdermabrasion, which removes skin through a controlled spray, and prepares the skin for a more effective peel by encouraging new skin growth. During the procedure, most patients experience a slight scratching and vibration as the wand is used.

Next, a light glycolic peel is applied to the skin to stimulate skin cell growth and collagen production. Over time, this diminishes the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. After the peel solution is removed, the skin is further renewed and refreshed with an Oxy-Mist™ treatment, a technologically advanced product containing amino acids, trace minerals, electrolytes, micellized vitamin E and more than 100 total ingredients. These are all delivered to the skin using medical-grade oxygen in a fine nebulized spray. The treatment feels fabulous and contains all the essentials needed for your skin to renew and regenerate, creating healthier, younger-looking skin! The treatment involves minimal-or-no discomfort and no recovery time, with most patients experiencing only minor (if any) bruising, slight sun sensitivity, and the need to use moisturizers post-procedure. The results are long-term, with many patients also undergoing microdermabrasion treatments once-to-twice a month on other skin areas.