Ronald N. Shore Dermatology -  - Dermatologist

Ronald N. Shore Dermatology

Dermatologists & Cosmetic Specialists located in Rockville, MD

Microdermabrasion is a popular and effective treatment for acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and more. It also helps promote collagen production so skin looks and feels more resilient and youthful. Ronald N. Shore Dermatology is a top provider of microdermabrasion services for patients in and around Rockville, Maryland, using state-of-the-art technology to help women and men enjoy skin that looks clearer, brighter and rejuvenated.


What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin renewal treatment that first bombards the skin with tiny microparticles or aluminum oxide, helping loosen dead, dry, damaged skin, then suctions the debris away, leaving behind smoother, softer skin that looks fresher and more rejuvenated.

Microdermabrasion can be a good option for helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, as well as other problems that occur as a result of sun damage.

It can also promote the development of collagen within the deeper skin layers. Collagen helps skin retain its firmness and elasticity. As collagen production slows down with age, microdermabrasion treatment can help stimulate new collagen development so improvements in skin texture persist long after treatment.

What issues can be treated with microdermabrasion?

Because it gently removes the outermost layers of damaged skin, microdermabrasion treatments can be effective in treating issues associated with:

  • Aging
  • Sun Damage
  • Hyperpigmentation (dark spots and freckles)
  • Fine lines
  • Scars, including mild acne scars
  • Unclogging pores (clarifying skin so breakouts are reduced)
  • Reducing pore size
  • Evening out skin texture and tone

What happens during microdermabrasion treatment?

Microdermabrasion treatment sessions begin with a gentle cleansing of the skin to remove excess oil and other surface impurities.

Then the handheld microdermabrasion device is moved across the surface of the skin, releasing a steady stream of microparticles to provide gentle abrasion, removing the damaged upper layers of skin. An integrated suction action removes debris as soon as it’s loosened, revealing fresher, brighter, healthier skin beneath.

Following the procedure, soothing creams containing sun blocking agents are applied to protect the skin as it heals. Treatment time depends on the size of the treatment area, but most treatments take under a half hour to perform.

Will I need more than one treatment?

While benefits can be achieved with a single treatment, most patients opt for a series of treatments based on their specific needs and treatment goals to see optimal effects.

Is microdermabrasion a good choice for all patients?

Microdermabrasion uses gentle exfoliation and suction, making it a great choice for most people. However, people with chronic skin condition like psoriasis may not be ideal candidates. In those instances, we can suggest other options that may be more appropriate.

*Individual Results May Vary


We accept most major insurance. Please verify your eligibility or coverage with our office or with your insurance company as some of our services are not covered by insurance plans. If you have any questions, please call our office. We'd be happy to help you.

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