Microdermabrasion continues to be a popular cosmetic treatment, and one that is often recommended for patients new to aesthetic medicine. This procedure offers full skin rejuvenation and can address many specific skin concerns. If you have been considering a cosmetic procedure to refresh and revive a tired complexion, get the facts about microdermabrasion to see if it is the right treatment for you.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that uses a special tool to remove the outer layer of skin, leaving softer smoother skin underneath. This minimally-invasive treatment can be customized to your specific needs and concerns. In addition to its exfoliation benefits, microdermabrasion triggers the body’s own collagen production, for thicker, smoother skin over an extended period of time.
What can it treat?
Microdermabrasion can be used for a full skin rejuvenation. The procedure can also address the following skin concerns:
- Early signs of aging like fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Hyperpigmentation and brown spots
- Shallow scarring left by acne and chicken pox
- Irregular skin texture and tone
Who is it for?
Microdermabrasion is a safe cosmetic procedure for nearly any skin type. The procedure can be used for patients of all ages, but tends to provide the best results on younger patients with fewer skin concerns. It is also not advised for patients with serious skin conditions like rosacea or acne. It can be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures to enhance overall results.
Is microdermabrasion painful?
Microdermabrasion is not considered a painful cosmetic procedure. There is typically a mild scratching sensation and vibrations as the microdermabrasion tool is moved across the skin’s surface. Once the area is exfoliated, a gentle suction device removes loosened cells from the skin. Most microdermabrasion treatments take less than one hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How long is the recovery?
Because microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive procedure, there is usually no downtime after treatment. Some patients may experience mild skin redness and sensitivity, which typically subsides within a few hours after the procedure. Sun protection is essential to ensure newly treated skin does not become damaged by UV rays.
What type of results can I expect?
Results of microdermabrasion are usually subtle, giving you a refreshed, more youthful appearance. Skin will appear softer and smoother, with more even tone and texture. Results tend to last longer after a series of treatment sessions, but the procedure will need to be repeated periodically to maintain your new healthy glow.
Microdermabrasion is an effective way to rev up tired skin and give you a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. To learn more about this procedure, contact Skin & Body Solutions at 780-489-2995.