Microdermabrasion is a family of cosmetic procedures in which the dead, outermost layer of your skin is partially or completely removed by light abrasion. It can be used to get rid of wrinkles and sun-damaged skin and to eliminate or lessen scars and dark spots. This noninvasive, nonsurgical treatment is offered at Deluxe Medspa as part of our successful skin rejuvenation services. Our patients receive microdermabrasion treatment to make their skin look younger by carefully polishing away surface irregularities. At Deluxe Medspa in Chicago, our microdermabrasion experts use a special device to remove the uppermost layer of dead cells on your skin, exposing the smooth layer underneath. Microdermabrasion can be used on the face, chest, back and hands to diminish sun damage, wrinkles, enlarged pores and blemishes. The procedure is not very painful and requires no anesthetic. Microdermabrasion can be used medically for scar removal when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin, but is less effective with sunken scars. The procedure can also be used for treatment of acne, but must be repeated periodically to be effective. Microdermabrasion should not be used on patients who have taken the medication Accutane in the previous 12 months.