Microdermabrasion has become one of the most popular forms of superficial resurfacing. The technique involves removal of the uppermost layer of skin (stratum corneum), by abrasive particles or diamond handpieces. The efficacy & safety of microdermabrasion has been demonstrated for all skin types. It is extremely well tolerated in all racial ethnic groups. Indications include melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, acne, texturally rough skin, pseudofolliculitis barbae and striae.