Advanced Dermatology Associates -  - Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Associates

Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology Practices located across Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City, NY

If you have fine lines, rough skin, poor skin tone, chronic acne, or other frustrating skin issues, microdermabrasion and HydraFacial® are noninvasive skin treatments that can give you amazing results. The experienced medical team at Advanced Dermatology offers both treatments onsite at five convenient locations throughout Midtown Manhattan, Harlem, and the Bronx, New York. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Microdermabrasion Q & A


What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that helps with a variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin texture
  • Poor skin tone
  • Chronic acne and acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation

During microdermabrasion, your Advanced Dermatology care provider applies ultrafine crystals onto your face and then buffs your face, covering it in small sections. Microdermabrasion removes your skin's outermost layer, exposing brand-new skin below it.


What is a HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial® treats the same skin concerns as microdermabrasion, including poor tone, poor texture, and wrinkles. HydraFacial helps with several different skin problems at once, and it can also be customized for specific issues.

During a HydraFacial, your Advanced Dermatology care provider starts with hydradermabrasion. In hydradermabrasion, pressurized water exfoliates and vacuums away your dead and damaged skin. HydraFacial treatment bathes your face in antioxidants and hydrating serums to help you get glowing and youthful skin.

You can customize a HydraFacial with special add-ons, such as blue laser light to reduce acne or red laser light to minimize skin inflammation and prompt collagen production. No matter what your specific concerns are, your Advanced Dermatology care provider can customize for your skin issues.


Is microdermabrasion or HydraFacial better for me?

It all depends on what type of results you're looking for. Your skin sensitivity plays a role, too. Microdermabrasion can yield more dramatic results, but it's not as gentle as HydraFacial. Your skin may be red for a day or so post-microdermabrasion.

If your skin is very dry or highly sensitive, a hydrating HydraFacial may be better than microdermabrasion. However, if you need a major change quite quickly, microdermabrasion may be the best choice.


How often do I need microdermabrasion or HydraFacial?

It depends on your particular skin concerns. It's generally safe to have microdermabrasion as often as weekly until you get your desired results. After that, monthly maintenance treatments help you maintain your beautiful skin.

HydraFacials are recommended about once a month to maintain your results. Your Advanced Dermatology care provider helps you decide which option is best for your skin concerns.

Book your appointment at Advanced Dermatology online or by phone today.

Please contact us at 1-800-545-SKIN (7546).