Sloughing off skin

How microdermabrasion can help brighten your skin before the big day.
May 08, 2014 | Dr. Frances Jang

What is microdermabrasion and what will it do to my skin?

Microdermabrasion is a mechanical procedure that physically exfoliates the skin. It is often used as an alternative to a facial for its ability to brighten the complexion and restore luminosity in the skin. Many modern microdermabrasion machines also offer the advantage of dermal infusions to enhance your results. These may include hyaluronic acid for hydration, salicylic acid for acne, or kojic acid for hyperpigmentation. For most patients, it is a safe way to gently refresh their complexion every few months. Caution should be taken, however, as the physical process of exfoliation can increase redness and irritation in rosacea-prone or highly sensitive skin, and alternatives should be explored for these skin types. A consultation with your cosmetic dermatologist will determine whether this treatment is appropriate for achieving your desired outcome.

Dr. Frances Jang

Dr. Jang is a dermatologist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been in full-time practice for over twenty years.  As a respected educator and spokesperson, media and medical professionals worldwide have sought her expert advice on various realms of cosmetic dermatology.  Through private consultations, Dr. Jang prescribes customized treatment programs to match your expectations, lifestyle and budget.  Her practice is focused on anti-aging procedures, wrinkle reduction, sun damage and rosacea treatment, and scar correction.  Dr. Jang is consistently one of Canada’s most frequent users of Botox and dermal fillers, and is renowned for her artful techniques in facial sculpting.  Her consistent, natural results have created an avid following of clients in Vancouver and throughout the lower mainland. To learn more visit

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