Fine lines getting you down? Looking for a solution to dull, aging skin that doesn’t include painful procedures or recovery time? Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive solution that revitalizes your skin’s appearance, promotes production of new cells in the deepest skin layers, cleanses pores, and stimulates collagen networking, all resulting in improved skin texture and appearance. Microdermabrasion uses a fine jet of crystals to gently and painlessly exfoliate your skin while vacuum suction removes the crystals with the dead skin cells. You’re left with new, softer skin and an even skin texture.
Microdermabrasion at a Glance
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
If you can think of Microdermabrasion like a “superficial skin polishing” that’s about right — micro-crystals are sprayed at an angle to your skin, sloughing off dead skin while a vacuum suction removes the skin debris and left-over crystals. The procedure is non-invasive and requires no recovery time, though some skin may remain red for up to 24 hours after the treatment. Microdermabrasion treatments remove dead skin and promote both deep skin tissue and collagen rejuvenation which further promote vibrant, youthful looking skin as well as minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots.
What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microdermabrasion treats many signs of prematurely aging skin including fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, chicken pox scars, and enlarged pores. Microdermabrasion gets rid of dull, lackluster skin giving you a more youthful appearance.
What Are Microdermabrasion Treatments Like?
Microdermabrasion treatments last less than an hour and are on an out-patient basis. An Aesthetician will clean your treatment area and then will use a jet sterile micro-crystals to gently exfoliate your skin. No anesthesia is needed. Pressure is adjusted for your skin’s needs. The Microdermabrasion machine’s handpiece is moved across the treatment area delivering a precise stream of crystals onto the skin’s surface; the sloughed off skin cells and the left-over crystals are then suctioned off to reveal a fresh, vibrant skin surface. After your treatment, the Aesthetician may choose to apply a light acid skin polishing agent or facial mask to optimize your results.
Does It Hurt and What Can Go Wrong?
Because Microdermabrasion is non-invasive it has a low risk of complications and is one of the safest rejuvenation procedures available. Some people report redness or dry feeling in their skin after a treatment, but this is temporary. Machines used at high power carry the potential risks of hyperpigmentation, perforation, bleeding, and infection.
Some people should not have Microdermabrasion. Let your care provider know if you have undiagnosed lesions, recent herpes outbreaks, warts, stage 3 or 4 acne, active rosacea, unstable diabetes or auto-immune disorders.
What Should I Expect from Microdermabrasion Treatment?
After the first treatment the skin will have a fresh, radiant glow. Fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots become greatly diminished, and many patients report that their skin seems to be softer, smoother and younger looking. Improvement continues throughout the treatment program, and you’ll begin to notice visible results after the third treatment.
For more information about Microdermabrasion, we encourage you to call to schedule an in-office consultation.