Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat discoloration, light scarring, sun damage and stretch marks. It can also improve age spots and black heads. Microdermabrasion is a safe and highly effective way to restore clear and youthful skin.
One of the best benefits of Microdermabrasion treatments is convenience. Microdermabrasion treatments have been referred to as the “lunchtime facial” because they can usually be completed in as little as thirty minutes.
The best candidates for Microdermabrasion are individuals with fine facial lines or wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, clogged pores, uneven pigmentation, skin texture issues and minor scars. Patients with rosacea or acne may also benefit greatly from microdermabrasion treatments as well.
Microdermabrasion removes off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin. This stimulates an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Many patients see dramatic improvements in the tone and texture.
Your Microdermabrasion will begin with thoroughly cleansing the skin. Your specialists will then use tiny crystals that are sprayed onto the skin and begin to work with a high-speed instrument that uses an abrasive wheel or brush to remove dead skin cells, essentially sanding your skin. This procedure makes way for a new, smoother layer of skin to replace the skin that’s been treated.
Q: What should I expect following my Microdermabrasion?
A: After microdermabrasion, skin is generally pink and feels dry and tight (like sunburn or windburn) for about 24 hours. Use moisturizer.
It’s important to note some types of makeup should not be applied for at least 24 hours after a Microdermabrasion.
Q: How often can I have a Microdermabrasion?
A: Everyone is different and reacts to cosmetic procedures in their own way. Generally, four microdermabrasion treatments can be done seven to ten days apart.
Q: How long does it take to see results from Microdermabrasion?
A: It can take five to twelve treatments, spaced two or three weeks apart, to visually see full microdermabrasion benefits.
Q: How long does a Microdermabrasion procedure take?
A: A Microdermabrasion procedure usually takes only 30 to 60 minutes.
Q: Can microdermabrasion shrink my facial pores?
A: Some patients report they notice their pores appear smaller after microdermabrasion. This treatment doesn’t physically shrink pores, but it can help unclog them, resulting in a clearer, more even skin tone.