Microdermabrasion is a procedure during which the dead layers of skin are removed with either crystals that are blown at the skin or through the use of a specially designed wand. There is little or no downtime associated with the procedure and it is generally well-tolerated. Like chemical peels, microdermabrasion can be helpful in treating acne, skin discoloration and in refining skin texture but is a bit more intensive than a chemical peel. Microdermabrasion using wand-based systems can be performed safely in all skin types. At Keris, we use wand-based microdermabrasion in all skin types to treat a variety of different skin conditions. We often combine our treatments with a mini-chemical peel for optimization of results.