What is Microdermabrasion?
When you run your hands over your face, does your complexion feel smooth and soft or rough? If you answered rough, then the surface layer of your skin could be cluttered with dead skin cells that make your complexion dull and uneven. At Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL, dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier offers medical spa services, like microdermabrasion, to quickly and effectively remove the surface layer of dead skin cells from your face so your complexion is healthier and brighter. Microdermabrasion treatments are often used to reduce the appearance of blemishes, fine lines, sun damage, scars, and clogged pores. This procedure can be used alone or with a complementary cosmetic treatment, such as a dermal filler or chemical peel, for even better results. At your initial consultation, Dr. Dozier will create a unique treatment plan to fit your specific skin concerns and goals.
"I’ve never been a spa girl but Brickell Cosmetic turned me into one! I first tried Brickell Cosmetic back in 2011 as a Groupon customer. I liked the spa so much that I went back in 2013 when I was dealing with terrible adult acne. At this point I had tried everything- dermatologists, doctors, medicines, every type of product possible. My skin was so bad that some days I wouldn’t leave the house. At first I was dubious that Skincare treatments would help given all the other things I had tried, but I decided to give it a shot. Brickell Cosmetic saved my skin. Julie (the owner) got me on a skincare regimen of Obagi products and recommended a series of treatments to get the acne under control. Once the acne was under control, I started with treatments to help get ride of scars and smooth out the texture of my skin. I can’t even begin to tell you how drastically my skin changed. I was getting so many compliments from friends. I was finally able to step out of the house without makeup and feel confident about my appearance. The best part? It didn’t break the bank.I joined the membership program which is $149 per month and includes six treatments from a list of multiple skincare and body treatments. This is insanely inexpensive given that at most Miami spas you pay around $150 for just one microdermabrasion! For treatments not included in the membership, such as chemical peels and mani/pedis, members receive a 40% discount. There are also discounts on products (Obagi Skincare and Jane Iredale makeup). There is also no catch in this membership. Unlike places like Massage Envy, you won’t get locked into a one year contract. You can cancel your membership at any time with ten days notice before your next payment is due.All of the aestheticians I have worked with have been great. What I like most about the spa is the genuine friendliness- they treat you like family there and care about how you are doing. I also like that they aren’t pushy with selling products like other spas I’ve tried. Here, they will tell you about the products they have to offer and recommend things that they truly think would be helpful (in my case, the Obagi skin care products designed to treat acne) but they won’t harass you about it if you don’t want to buy something.Scheduling is always easy and Julie has always been very accommodating in fitting me in or rescheduling appointments. Once she even offered to stay late so I could work in my acne treatments around my work schedule. Talk about above and beyond! Parking has never been a problem for me. The parking lot is small, but there is plenty of street parking. If you live in Brickell you can catch the Coral Way Trolley here or even walk/bike.There is a wide variety of services here (manicures, massage, cellulite reduction, body wraps, and more) which is great because it is one-stop shopping for all your beauty needs. They are even getting a laser soon for laser hair removal.If you want to try Brickell Cosmetic but aren’t ready to buy a membership, there are many deals on the spas website and there are Groupon specials every month. It’s definitely worth it!"- E.K. / Yelp / Nov 19, 2014
"My experiences with Brickell Cosmetic Center and Spa has been excellent. I went with a Groupon for Microderm abrasion x3. Once that finished they kindly extended the Groupon for 3 more visits as 6 is the norm for this type of thing so I have read.Julie was a great help to me over those months of treatments. I even treated myself to a mani/pedi as well. The ladies are all fantastic ,friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I will be going back soon!"- F.V. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2013
"After my friend had some glowing results from a microdermabrasion, I’m curious to try it myself. There are plenty of groupons around for such service, but I am rather wary of them, as most experience as reviewed on Yelp are rather negative. I am in for a pleasant surprise. First, when I called to make an appointment I was able to get one for two days later, unlike some groupon deals where you have a hard time booking anything. I was also glad to find that the place is not smack in Brickell/downtown where I would pay a lot for parking. It’s in the Roads, and besides the small private parking lot, street parking can be found. After filling out the intake form on a tablet, my appointment began on time, and last the time they said it would. My aesthetician was really nice and friendly. Best of all, while she discussed what treatments may benefit me the most, she gave me brochures to read on my own, and was honest in her comments, something along the line of "this technique works best if using XXX, but our service here uses YYY." I was all braced for serious sales pitch but was much relieved that I was not pressured to buy additional service or product. This alone is worth two stars!! So, in conclusion, I am one happy customer."- K.P. / Yelp / Dec 28, 2015
"I purchased 3 microdermabrasion with light therapy. From the first session I could see the difference in my skin tone. Just finished my second session with Romi and purchased additional 6 sessions. I look forward to continue with the treatments for further enhancement!"- C.C. / Yelp / Feb 14, 2014
"Been a client at Brickell Cosmetic Center for over a year now and I’m finally ready to write a review... Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. The center is extremely organized in scheduling and confirming appointments both via email and text. The Center is quaint and always is enjoyable to visit. They offer a wide range of services and high quality skin products. They open on Saturdays which is very convenient as it’s hard for to make it after work during the week. The laser hair removal machine Soprano Ice is truly magnificent. It’s one of the least painful lasers I have ever experienced. The tip of the machine is cold so they can numb the area before they zap you which allows you to hardly feel any pain. I highly recommend. I tried other machines in other places and they honestly were pretty torturous. The blue obagi peel is also an excellent treatment as well as the Micro Pod (Microdermabrasion) treatments. Overall everyone is also extremely professional which has always made this experience at Brickell Cosmetic Center enjoyable. They will also pay your parking if you are doing certain treatments nearby. Stay Youthful!"- C.A. / Yelp / Jun 22, 2016
What Can I Expect from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments are performed at our upscale office following a consultation to determine what procedures will give you the best results. For the treatment, you will relax in a comfortable chair as your skin is cleaned and prepared. The handpiece will be passed over your skin as the tool both exfoliates and sucks up the crystals and dead skin. Combined with LED light therapy, your treatment should last around 30 minutes. While the process feels a little rough, it should not be uncomfortable so you shouldn't need a local anesthetic or numbing cream. As soon as the process is complete, your skin will be carefully cleaned to remove any residual debris before a moisturizer with sunscreen is applied. Following your treatment, you can continue your normal routine, but you should apply sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will have a baby-like sensitivity to it. The LED therapy should help your skin heal faster and alleviate some of the redness and discomfort some experience after this treatment. Your face will feel softer, and your tone will be brighter and more even. To prolong your results, Dr. Dozier recommends getting microdermabrasion treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
Clear, Healthy, and Smooth
Unmask your clearest, healthiest face with nonsurgical microdermabrasion treatments at Brickell Cosmetic Center. Make an appointment with skilled dermatologist Dr. Dozier to find out more about microdermabrasion and other skin services offered at our Miami, FL office.
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