Microdermabrasion, not to be confused with the surgical resurfacing technique, dermabrasion, is an exfoliating treatment used to reveal a tighter, softer and more evenly toned complexion. It is effective for the removal of fine lines around the lips, eyes and neck. In addition, age spots, stretch marks and acne scars are visibly diminished with just a few treatments. This non-surgical method of skin resurfacing suctions away damaged or dead skin cells by using bicarbonate crystals to reveal softer and smoother skin. In the process, it stimulates the production of new skin cells, collagen and elastin. It is recommended for men and women of all skin color, and is FDA approved. For optimal results, a series of 6 to 10 weekly sessions is normally recommended. This treatment is not recommended for rosacea.