Microdermabrasion is a procedure that utilizes crystals under pressure to gently remove dead or damaged skin cells. It is an outpatient procedure and sedation is not required. It may be used with all skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles and textural irregularities of the skin. It will also help to improve sunspots, sun-damaged skin, aging skin, oily skin with enlarged pores and acne scarring. Downtime is minimal. Make-up may be immediately applied after the procedure. Treatments are usually multiple, about 6 - 10 to achieve optimal results, depending on the skin type and condition.