Like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is a medical exfoliation treatment for the skin that does not employ chemicals or laser. Microdermabrasion is often called a Megapeel. This is a natural procedure that uses crystals to resurface the top layers of the skin. It is a gentler treatment than dermabrasion and does not require any anesthetic or healing time. The procedure takes twenty to thirty minutes and produces only minor redness in the skin that lasts from thirty minutes to a day. This redness is readily concealed with makeup or face powder. Therefore, a patient can easily have a Megapeel during a lunch hour break and return to work. Megapeels are usually performed in series of about a peel every three weeks or once a month. Fulfillment of a Megapeel series will improve the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. It is also an effective way to minimize scars. Furthermore, Megapeels are highly effective at treating active acne–especially adult acne–as the peels remove troubled upper layers of skin and help to keep the pores clear.