Microdermabrasion Specialists

Essence Medispa

Cosmetic Dermatology located in Highland, NY

Microdermabrasion is one of the simplest and most effective ways to restore your youthful skin and erase fine lines. At Essence Medispa in Highland, New York, you can meet with expert cosmetic specialist and board-certified physician Stephen Weinman, MD, who can design your personalized microdermabrasion treatment. Start your path to smoother skin by booking your microdermabrasion session today. Request an appointment online, or call the office directly.

Microdermabrasion Q & A


What happens during microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenating treatment that involves removing the dull, lackluster layer of cells that can make your skin look tired and fatigued. This treatment involves gliding a specialized applicator over your skin to gently sand away from your thick outer skin layer.

By the end of your microdermabrasion, all that fresh, healthy skin that was hiding underneath starts to shine through. Microdermabrasion even stimulates blood flow to your skin to enhance nutrient delivery for superior skin health.

Your microdermabrasion service lasts for about 30-45 minutes, depending on your specific treatment package. The entire microdermabrasion experience should be relaxing and invigorating.

How can microdermabrasion help me?

Microdermabrasion can entirely rejuvenate your skin and get rid of all of those imperfections that you feel like you need to hide. This type of skin care service can minimize the appearance of:

  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brown spots and age spots
  • Surgical, injury, or acne scars

A single microdermabrasion treatment resolves uneven skin tone and texture and enhances your overall complexion. But because your skin is regularly exposed to pollution, environmental irritants, and the sun’s harmful rays, it’s best to schedule regular microdermabrasion treatments at Essence Medispa, ideally once a month for continuing benefits.

Is there any downtime after microdermabrasion?

Not at all. Unlike harsher treatments, like medium-depth chemical peels and microneedling, you won’t have any downtime after microdermabrasion. The benefits are immediate, which is why microdermabrasion is one of the top-requested treatments at Essence Medispa.

If you have more fair or sensitive skin, it’s normal to experience some slight redness after microdermabrasion. Usually, this minor side effect fades within a couple of hours.

Your skin might be a little more sensitive than usual after microdermabrasion. Dr. Weinman generally recommends avoiding direct sunlight and applying topical acne medications for at least a day afterward. It’s important to wear sunscreen regularly after you start getting microdermabrasion treatments, just to protect your delicate new skin tissue.

Book your microdermabrasion session at Essence Medispa and reverse the signs of aging right away. You can schedule your appointment online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary. Please see below for a comprehensive list of our microdermabrasion services.

Gommage Facial
This facial includes skin analysis, deep cleansing, steam, massage, and exfoliation via the use of Gommage, a natural enzyme exfoliant that removes dull surface skin cells. This gentle exfoliation is recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
60 minutes / $85

Glycolic Acid Peel
Utilizing medical grade glycolic acids, we offer you this quick, effective treatment that deeply exfoliates, lightens age spots, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Best on normal to oily skin.
30 minutes / $70
Series of six treatments recommended / $370
Peel with Facial / 70 minutes / $155

Lactic Acid Peel
Lactic Acid is naturally soured milk that removes dead skin layers. This quick treatment deeply exfoliates and exposes fresher, healthier skin. Best on normal to dry skin.
30 minutes / $70 Series of six / $370
Peel with Facial / 70 minutes / $155

Through the use of gently abrasive crystals in our Bella Microdermabrasion system, we gently remove the upper layer of dead skin, and oxygenate the living skin cells. By removing the dead tissue we bring the healthy under layer of skin to the surface; encouraging healthy cell rejuvenation, with the reduction of fine lines, lightening of sun damage, and refining pores. Entirely painless and non-invasive, this treatment will leave your skin soft and smooth. Beneficial to all skin types. For maximum results, a series of six treatments is recommended.
Micro only / 30 minutes / $90
Series of six / $480
MicroPeel (micro with glycolic or lactic acid) / 45 minutes / $150

Smoothing Gel treatment
A mild glycolic that leaves skin glowing. Antioxidant serum. A hydrating, antioxidant “cocktail” that protects and repairs skin from free radical damage, while promoting collagen and elastin production.

Eye treatment
A lightweight formulation for the delicate area around the eyes that soothes and reduces puffiness, improve skin tone, and shadowy skin around the eye.

*Results may vary from individual to individual.