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Vibraderm is a mechanical exfoliating system, similar to microdermabrasion. Providing long-term reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and skin blemishes, Vibraderm (also known as Vibradermabrasion) removes dead cells at the surface of the skin, revealing the healthier and younger-looking skin underneath. At the same time, it stimulates the growth of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin.

Length of Surgery

30 minutes or less





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Treatment Frequency

1 week


Temporary redness


$100-$400 per session plus personal Vibraderm kit, $40-$60

Duration of results

About 1 year; varies

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Vibraderm costs

Costs vary widely depending on the person performing the procedure and the extent of the procedure. Treating the entire body with Vibraderm will cost more than having Vibraderm only on the face. The number of treatments affects the cost as well. Each treatment usually costs from $100 to $400. Each patient is required to purchase a set of "paddles" that will be used only on their skin; this personal Vibraderm kit usually costs about $40 to $60. Most patients undergo about 5 treatment sessions, although occasionally up to ten sessions may be recommended.

Am I a candidate for Vibraderm?

Most Vibraderm patients are between the ages of 35 and 60 and are beginning to see the signs of aging in their skin. This procedure may also be used on younger patients to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other skin damage. This procedure can be used on any skin type and color, although it should not be done with a current sunburn. Patients with skin disorders or overly sensitive skin should consult with a dermatologist before undergoing Vibraderm treatments.

What is Vibraderm?

Vibraderm can be used to treat mild acne scarring, poor skin texture, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, and dull skin. The procedure works through using abrasive paddles to smooth away dead skin, exposing the smoother and healthier skin underneath. This procedure can be used to treat any area of the body or face. Popular treatment areas include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms and elbows
  • Legs (especially heels and knees)
  • Back

Vibraderm steps

During Vibraderm treatments, you will relax in a treatment chair as your skin is treated. Most patients find that this procedure feels like a relaxing massage. No anesthesia of any kind is needed during Vibraderm treatments, and you are free to leave the office as soon as the treatment is done.

First, the skin will be cleansed to prepare it for the use of Vibraderm. The Vibraderm device includes a set of paddles that are used to massage the skin. These paddles are coated in fine abrasive particles. As they vibrate at a high speed, they gently sand away the outermost skin cells, revealing smoother and healthier skin underneath. The paddles also send vibrations deep within the skin to stimulate new collagen growth. Collagen is a key component in the skin's structure and elasticity.

Vibraderm Recovery and Healing Steps

The treated skin may be slightly red for a few hours following treatment. Vibradermabrasion is completely non-invasive with no down time. You can return to your normal daily activities immediately; there is no wait time before you can apply skincare products and makeup to the treated area. Following Vibraderm treatments, sun exposure should be avoided and sunscreen must be worn for at least a month.

Some results will be visible immediately; the full effects of Vibraderm, including the growth of new skin cells and collagen, will be seen over a period of weeks as you notice smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Vibraderm Side Effects and Procedure Risks

Because Vibraderm is completely non-invasive, it is associated with a very low level of risk. In fact, of all the facial exfoliation procedures, Vibraderm is among the safest. Other than temporary redness, the only two reported risks are skin irritation and slight itchiness.

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