Microdermabrasion vs. Fractional Resurfacing: Choosing the Right Option for Your Skin


Until a few years ago, microdermabrasion was the go-to option for skin resurfacing. Today, it remains an option, along with fractional resurfacing, a newer, non-surgical skin procedure for clearer, smoother skin.


Convenience and affordability are the main deciding factors for people deciding which option to choose. However, there’s more to it. Please read on if you’re considering undergoing a skin resurfacing treatment.



What is Microdermabrasion?


The purpose of microdermabrasion is to remove dead or dull surface skin and to get rid of imperfections, such as slight scarring, hyperpigmentation and acne. The procedure involves ‘sandblasting’ the skin using micro-crystals, which exfoliate the skin.


A microdermabrasion treatment can take up to one hour, and your skin will feel much smoother for a day or two afterwards.


What is Fractional Resurfacing?


Fractional resurfacing must be performed by qualified therapists. During the procedure, a wand that emits tiny laser beams is applied to the skin, effectively killing off damaged skin to promote new cell growth.


Benefits of Microdermabrasion and Fractional Resurfacing


Both microdermabrasion and fractional resurfacing offer a range of benefits, including:


  • reducing acne scarring
  • skin rejuvenation
  • even skin tone
  • reduced pores size


In addition, fractional resurfacing has been shown to significantly reduce the appearance of scars.

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Fractional Resurfacing at Bradford Skin Clinic


Here at Bradford Skin Care, we use TriLipoMed by Pollogen to offer a complete anti-aging solution.


TriFractional uses three pulse fractional technology to provide safe and effective skin resurfacing with minimal downtime and discomfort. Pollogen’s new TriFractional Technology is clinically proven to help improve the texture of older scars while reducing newer scars.

Pulse 1 – Ablation Pulse

The first application is a micro-ablative pulse that ablates epidermic spots of pin-point size.

Pulse 2 – Heating Pulse

The second pulse penetrates into the skin, heating it.

Pulse 3 – Deep Heating Pulse

The deepest pulse penetrates the mid-dermis, heating it.


Reduce Fat, Tighten Skin With TriPollar Radiofrequency Technology

The TriPollar radiofrequency system uses three applications in a single treatment to deliver fat and cellulite reduction and skin tightening in a single treatment.

The biggest difference between Microdermarasion and our TriPollar system is that our system also has RF technology the device ablates the tissue while RF (heat) is also being delivered into the skin causing collagen remodeling.


Need help choosing whether you should opt for microdermabrasion or fractional resurfacing? With the most effective treatments and technology at our fingertips, we will customize a treatment plan that suits your needs and your skin. Contact Bradford Skin Clinic & Medical Spa by telephone at (905) 775-SKIN (7546) or by email at info@bradfordskinclinic.com today for a free consultation in a private, relaxed setting.