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By Dawson Dermatology
December 14, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Even the healthiest of the skin may not always look its best due to aging, acne scars, and sun exposure. If you wish to rejuvenate your face to have a younger, brighter look, talk to your dermatologist at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI. Drs. Douglas Chun, Kevin Dawson, and Sarah Grekin offer the latest in medical and aesthetic dermatology. Microdermabrasion is one of their easiest and most effective services.

Just what is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a medically-supervised aesthetic treatment that exfoliates the skin on the neck and face. The gentle procedure employs a mildly abrasive cream and a small handheld tool to remove the top layer of skin, revealing smoother, more evenly pigmented, and brighter skin beneath. Microdermabrasion promotes skin cell growth as well.

Your dermatologist at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI, recommends microdermabrasion for healthy men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and creases
  • Areas of hyperpigmentation (melasma) on the cheeks and neck
  • Acne scars (Microdermabrasion is not advisable for active acne.)
  • Age spots
  • Dullness

Microdermabrasion also removes excess oil, dead skin cells, and whiteheads/blackheads.

The American Academy of Dermatology reports that people of all skin textures may undergo this in-office procedure successfully. There is no appreciable downtime, and you may see only slight redness and puffiness afterward. Also, as it heals, your skin may feel more sensitive to the sun.

Is microdermabrasion permanent?

No, it is not permanent, but the treatment yields significant results. However, one treatment is insufficient and results do not last indefinitely. Most people have several weekly treatments, and likely, your dermatologist will ask you to use a moisturizer before and between your treatments at Dawson Dermatology. Sunscreen lotion of SPF 15 or high is a must-have on a continuing basis. Microdermabrasion may be just part of a comprehensive skin makeover.

Renew your skin

You'll look great and feel better about yourself after a gentle microdermabrasion treatment at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI. You can expect a friendly consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists and a care plan individualized to your skin needs and preferences. Call us for an appointment at (808) 599-3780.

By Dawson Dermatology
August 15, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Take years off your skin thanks to this skin resurfacing system.


Aging happens to all of us; however, it doesn’t mean our skin has to give away our age. Of course, if you’ve spent years basking in the sun to get the perfect tan or you had acne as a teenager that has now left scars, you may be looking for a treatment option that will be able to reduce or even get rid of these issues and improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of your skin.

What is microdermabrasion?

During microdermabrasion, a dermatologist will glide a small device over the skin that contains fine crystals designed to remove the outermost layer of dead skin to reveal healthier, more radiant and younger-looking skin underneath.

As the handheld device is directed over the skin to blast away dead skin cells and remove the outer layers of the skin it also stimulates the production of collagen and the growth of new skin cells. Collagen is instrumental in keeping skin tight and firm but our bodies do not produce as much collagen as we get older, which is why the skin becomes loose and saggy.

What can microdermabrasion help with?

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option for handling a variety of dermatological issues. If you feel like your skin has become dull and lifeless, this treatment can enhance and improve the tone and radiance of your skin.

Since this treatment removes the outer layers of the skin, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, age spots and other imperfections. If you are someone who has enlarged pores, microdermabrasion can clean out the pores to remove excess oil and to reduce their appearance.

Microdermabrasion doesn’t just reduce imperfections in the skin, it can also help tighten the skin and make it look more vibrant.

What can I expect from microdermabrasion treatment?

The treatment itself is completely painless and only takes between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. Depending on the severity of the issues you wish to treat, your dermatologist will tell you how many sessions you will need to get the results you want. Typically, you’ll receive anywhere from five to 12 treatments spread out a couple of weeks apart, but you should notice results almost immediately.

If you are interested in what microdermabrasion can do for your skin then it’s time to talk to a dermatologist who can discuss your treatment goals and determine the best course of action to give you that healthy, glowing and younger-looking skin.

By Dawson Dermatology
March 07, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Discover the many ways in which this skin treatment can improve the tone and texture of your skin.microdermabrasion

Our skin says a lot about us. It can show that you used to be a heavy smoker or that you loved spending time in the sun during your earlier years. Unfortunately, a lot of our everyday habits can really take a toll on the health and appearance of our skin as we age. Luckily, our Honolulu, HI, dermatologists Dr. Kevin Dawson, Dr. Douglas Chun and Dr. Sarah Grekin are here to tell you about a cosmetic treatment that could significantly refresh and improve the look and feel of your skin.

What is microdermabrasion?

While the name might sound a bit intimidating, this cosmetic treatment is an effective and non-surgical way to improve the outer surface of the skin. During this procedure, our Honolulu, HI, dermatologists place a handheld wand over the face in the areas that you wish to treat.

As the wand is moved over the skin it helps to remove the outermost layers of the skin and the dead skin cells that have accumulated, which will immediately improve the look and feeling of your skin. Skin will feel much softer and suppler than before the procedure.

What skin problems can microdermabrasion treat?

Besides removing dead skin cells and revealing healthy, fresh new skin underneath this procedure is a great way to improve,

  • Skin's overall tone and texture
  • Hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun damage
  • Superficial scars (e.g. acne scars)
  • Skin’s natural elasticity

Will microdermabrasion hurt?

Many people choose to get microdermabrasion over other options like chemical peels because this procedure is a little less invasive and won’t be as uncomfortable. While microdermabrasion shouldn’t be painful it’s not uncommon for people to experience some soreness and tenderness in the treated areas after microdermabrasion. Skin will also be more sensitive to the sun so it’s important that you avoid being outside or that you apply a strong sunscreen while your skin heals from treatment.

If you are treating your entire face, the microdermabrasion procedure will take about a half hour to complete. It will take even less time if you are only treating a specific area or region such as the neck or back of your hands. After your treatment is over you’ll be able to go back to your normal activities.

Are you interested in getting microdermabrasion in Honolulu, HI? Want to get that younger-looking you? Then call your dermatologists at Dawson Dermatology and schedule your consultation with us.

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