Reveal A Radiant Complexion

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure.

The needle pokes the skin to create a micro-injury. This not only stimulates collagen, but also creates channels to allow the direct infusion of serums deeply into the skin.

The serums can be platelet rich plasma or effective antiaging solutions that contain growth factors and hyaluronic acid to combat aging even further.

The plumping of the skin, filling in of fine lines and scars, and improvement of discoloration are all achievable with microneedling.

About Our Microneedling Treatments

If you’re tired of fine lines, wrinkles, and the other common signs of aging but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, our innovative facial and body rejuvenation treatment may be the right fit for you!

The dermal roller microneedling system, also known as skin needling, is a minimally invasive method of stimulating collagen development in the treated area to produce more youthful, natural-looking results over time.

Microneedling FAQ

How Does Microneedling Work?

A fine needled device is used to pierce the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture produces a channel that triggers the body to heal these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, causing the cells to regenerate and repair. These miniature fissures jump-start the body’s natural healing process, stimulating elastin and collagen production which results in improved skin texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, wrinkles, stretch marks and more.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling offers a variety of benefits to your skin without the need to resort to invasive techniques. In addition to treating common signs of aging, microneedling can potentially:

  • Restore skin resiliency
  • Reduce the appearance of acne and surgery scars
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases
  • Minimize hypo-pigmentation
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Fade dilated blood vessels

Dermal roller microneedling has been shown to be particularly effective on smoker’s lines, which can be sometimes difficult to successfully address with dermal fillers and other treatments.

Microneedling offers gradual rejuvenation of the treated area, and you can expect to see improvement over the course of several weeks, with the final results visible after several months. You may also repeat the procedure as often as you wish, as soon as one week after the previous session. Dr. Rao will develop a customized treatment plan based on your expressed goals.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

In general, the whole procedure takes between 20-30 minutes depending on the area being treated.

Is There Any Downtime?

Unlike fractional laser therapy, Microneedling does not cause thermal (heat) damage to the skin. As a result, there is less redness, swelling, and downtime, and a minimal risk of side effects. This makes it a suitable treatment for all skin types and skin colors, and is an excellent choice for those patients who are seeking results without downtime.

The skin may be pink or red in appearance for 24-48 hours, much like a sunburn with some minor bleeding and very occasionally some mild bruising.

The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short while. Generally, the inflammatory reaction of the skin is overall usually short and fades significantly after a couple of days on average, depending on the skin color of the individual.

Patients with a more sensitive skin types or older patients may find it takes a little longer to recover fully.

Does It Hurt?

A numbing cream on the skin is used before the procedure in order to render the procedure painless. Nonetheless, some pressure sensations will still be felt, although these should not be painful.

When Will I See the Results?

Patients may witness a noticeable glow to their skin. More visible changes to the skin will develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results will continue to improve for several weeks after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Some patients may only require a single treatment, once per year, to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.

Microneedling is low risk and has no social downtime.  It is a great cost effective maintenance treatment that essentially can be used on anybody. Fill in the form below now to book your free consultation with Dr. Rao.

Conditions It Treats:

  1. Acne
  2. Aging skin
  3. Brown and red spots
  4. Wrinkles
  5. Melasma
  6. Acne scarring
  7. Chest wrinkles


A Diamond Is Truly A Girl’s Best Friend.

Diamond Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive skin resurfacing treatment that uses a tipped wand made up of natural diamond chips.

The procedure at our state of the art Edmonton clinic polishes the skin and removes dead skin cells which are then vacuumed up into a filter.  The skin is left soft and supple while stimulating the regeneration of new thicker firmer skin.

With multiple treatments, it can effectively minimize the appearance of: Scars, pigmentation, fine lines, sun damaged skin, blemishes and dull/congested skin.

About Our Microdermabrasion Treatments

Turn back time with our Microdermabrasion diamond procedure. This advanced facial treatment encourages the production of collagen and elastin tissue, creating a firmer, more youthful facial contour. Your skin will feel and look smoother, more radiant and even.

Our Microdermabrasion procedures are most effective when they are performed as a series of treatments. However, even one treatment can make a huge difference in skin texture and appearance. It provides a full resurfacing effect, so your skin appears younger-looking, softer and more luminous.

Using genuine laser-cut diamond-tip applicators, microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin surface while a gentle suction feature stimulates the production of collagen & elastin and improves blood circulation. It also removes dead skin cells and impurities, which greatly improves the skin’s texture as well. Click here to book your free consultation.

Microdermabrasion FAQ

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

The science behind microdermabrasion makes sense: when the top layer of the skin is stimulated, dead skin cells can be removed, and healthy skin cells can be rejuvenated at the same time.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation technique that is performed with a diamond-encrusted applicator tip. The tip passes over the skins surface and creates a gentle vacuum. The diamond tip then gently exfoliates the outer most layer of dead skin cells. Once removed, it reveals one’s own fresher, younger looking skin beneath.

The diamond treatment is also ideal for more sensitive skin types as the diamond tip can be adjusted to cater to sensitive, fine skin, as well as rough or oily skin, depending on the client’s needs.

Why Does the Skin Benefit From Microdermabrasion?

Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface of the skin and then dead cells settle on the surface. This layer of dead cells can cause pores to enlarge, get clogged, leave an uneven texture, and present a dull appearance. As we age this process starts to slow down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.

Is There An Ideal Skin Type For Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is ideal for all skin types but especially for:

  • Mature skin types – The skin is lacking firmness and is showing the signs of age. As we age, our skin loses radiance. It is not as luminous as it once was. Our microdermabrasion procedure makes skin appear instantly younger, by removing the old, top layer of dead skin cells.
  • Skin with uneven skin textures. If you find that your skin is dry in places or a mixture of rough and smooth, microdermabrasion is the perfect way to even out the competing textures.
  • Skin with visible acne scarring. Our microdermabrasion procedure is an excellent way to remove the small scars and bumps that can happen from acne. Typically, these scars don’t affect the lower layers of skin. Therefore, they are easily treated and smoothed out with microdermabrasion, as the lower, smooth layers of skin are revealed.
  • Skin with pigmentation issues, such as age spots. Age spots and sun damage can be treated with our microdermabrasion procedures. The majority of age spots remain on the surface levels of skin. Once the microderm crystals remove the skin’s upper layer, the sun and age spots are drastically diminished.
  • Excessive oily skin types. Those with oily skin may experience an excess buildup of dirt and oil on the skin. This can cause blocked pores and make acne and blackheads an issue. The best method of managing oily skin is treating it with a series of microdermabrasion sessions. Oily skin especially runs the risk of appearing dull or ruddy due to the excess buildup that occurs. Even just one microdermabrasion treatment can help dramatically improve the skin’s look and texture.

What Areas Of My Skin Can Be Treated?

The most common areas of treatment are the face, neck, shoulders, knees and elbows but any body area can be treated.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

3 to 6 are recommended for the best results. Treatments are performed every 7-14 days. Treatments are meant to be progressive, not aggressive. Results are most noticeable after the 3rd treatment, although, it is common to see results after the first session.

What Results Can I Expect?

Depending on the area treated, you will see an improvement in your skin’s appearance after your treatment. Stretch marks and acne scars will be less obvious. Age spots and fine lines are diminished, and many of our Microdermabrasion clients report that their skin seems softer, tighter, smoother and younger looking.

Is Microdermabrasion Effective For Men?

Men can use microdermabrasion just as women can. The procedure and results are just as effective.

Is There Any Downtime After a Treatment?

Microdermabrasion is a safe and gentle procedure with no downtime. You will need to protect your skin with moisturizer and sun block for 48 hours after the procedure and may experience mild redness and sloughing/peeling. However, you can return to work immediately, which is why many of our clients prefer to have microdermabrasion treatments on their lunch breaks since there is no downtime.

The risks of this procedure are extremely low making it a great option for all skin types.  It is especially effective after laser treatments and can also be used in conjunction with other maintenance procedures such as PRP (platelet rich plasma)  and microneedling.

Fill in the form below to book your free microdermabrasion consultation now.

Conditions It Treats:

  1. Acne
  2. Aging skin
  3. Brown and red spots
  4. Wrinkles
  5. Melasma
  6. Acne scarring
  7. Chest wrinkles

Chemical Peels

Glowing, Radiant and Rejuvenated Skin

Using advanced formulations of SkinCeutical professional products, medical facials have become the optimal skin maintenance program. Without any downtime, these customized facials allow exfoliation and collagen stimulation, improving the appearance of acne, large pores, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.

As only the highest calibre of medical grade ingredients are used, Skinceutical facials have become the most cost effective way to maintain the skin between laser procedures and augment the effects of any treatment program. Having these clinical facials routinely help to keep your complexion glowing, radiant and rejuvenated.

Chemical Peel Treatments

With our chemical peel treatments, you can begin your journey to healthier, more youthful-looking skin with our advanced, non-surgical cosmetic Skinceutical treatments

Without downtime, these customized, medical-grade chemical peels exfoliate and stimulate the skin to improve a variety of conditions, including hyperpigmentation, acne, signs of fine lines and wrinkles, and many other concerns. At Rao Dermatology, we can improve the appearance of your skin with results that give off a smoother, more radiant glow.

What Is A Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment which is used to improve and smooth out the surface of the facial skin. A chemical solution is used to remove top layers of skin which allows the dead surface skin to peel off. The peeling process leads to new skin growth which is usually smoother, healthier and less wrinkled compared to the old skin.

What Skin Conditions Are Chemical Peels Used For?

Anyone who wants to combat the look of aging, hyperpigmentation, or skin imperfections:

  • Acne – Chemical peels are an effective way to treat acne. They exfoliate the skin, allowing dead skin cells to be removed more effectively, excess oils on the skin are also removed. This action unblocks hair follicles and pores and reducing the appearance of pimples and enhancing skin texture that is damaged by acne.
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles- especially under the eyes and around the mouth in skin that is sun damaged or aging.
  • Rough skin Texture- chemical peels can refine rough skin texture by increasing the amount of collagen in the upper layer of the skin.
  • Lentigines (large freckles) which appear as dark spots on the skin, they are also called liver spots, or age spots. They can develop as a result of sun exposure and are present on areas of the body which are exposed to excess sun such as face and arms and neck. A series of chemical peels can lighten large freckles and help improve the appearance of sun damaged skin.
  • Melasma – is a dark skin discoloration which appears as patches commonly found on the cheeks, nose, lips, upper lip, and forehead. It is common in women who are taking hormonal treatment in the form of contraceptives or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and pregnant women. A series of chemical peels can lighten the appearance of dark discoloured skin caused by melasma.
  • Hyperpigmentation – caused by excess skin pigment in the skin which can result in uneven skin tone. Chemical peels can lighten and even out the tone and appearance of the skin.

Why SkinCeutical Skin Care Products?

Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to crucial breakthroughs in antioxidants, SkinCeuticals high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin.

Made in the USA, this clinical skincare range is carefully formulated to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage. Heavily tested and researched, SkinCeuticals products are used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas to complement aesthetic procedures and to supplement daily home care.

Book Your Skin Peel Consultation Today

As with any professional cosmetic treatment, the first step should always be a full consultation with a qualified practitioner to ensure that the chemical peel is appropriate for your skin needs

Dr. Rao will take the time address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the chemical peel procedure. In addition, he will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results. Please fill in the form below to book your consultation now.

Conditions It Treats:

  1. Acne
  2. Aging skin
  3. Brown and red spots
  4. Wrinkles
  5. Melasma
  6. Acne scarring
  7. Chest wrinkles