Remove Dead, Unattractive Skin
Plus Improve Wrinkles & Scars
Would you like to have softer, brighter, more youthful-looking skin? If you answered is yes, you may want to consider microdermabrasion.
This is a non-invasive treatment that deeply exfoliates the outer layer of the skin to gently reach the underlying new skin beneath. The dermatologist uses a handheld device that gently removes the top layer of skin. You may feel a sanding sensation, but this is not painful. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to treat the entire face and about 20 minutes to treat the neck. This procedure results in a rejuvenation of your skin, leaving you with a healthy-looking, radiant glow.
What can microdermabrasion improve?
- Improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminishes age spots
- Treats sun damage
- Helps to fade dark marks from acne
What are the benefits of this treatment over other treatments?
- Little pain or discomfort
- No anesthesia or recovery period
- Noticeable results for all skin types and colors
- Treats melasma
Dermatologists also use microdermabrasion to improve the results that are gained from using anti-aging products and skin-bleaching products. Microdermabrasion allows these products to penetrate the skin more effectively. Although it may take several treatments, the results are more dramatic than the use of at-home kits because microdermabrasion goes deeper into the skin so you can achieve a greater age-defying effect. Microdermabrasion also is performed in salons and non-medical spas. When performed by a dermatologist, however, it has an excellent safety record and the risk of side effects is minimal.
Preparation For Microdermabrasion
Our certified dermatologists can provide you with a consultation; this helps to determine whether the microdermabrasion treatment will be right for you. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you ask the following questions:
- Who will perform the microdermabrasion?
- What results can I expect?
- How many treatments will I need to get these results?
- Do I have a higher risk for any side effects?
- May I see before-and-after photos or speak with patients who have been treated with microdermabrasion?
- How much will the treatment cost?
- How many follow-up treatments?
FAQs About Microdermabrasion
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, some commonly asked questions and answers when considering microdermabrasion are:
When will I see results from microdermabrasion?
Most patients need a series of treatments to see results. To treat signs of aging, a dermatologist may treat a patient weekly, bi-weeks, or monthly. Most patients receive between 5 and 16 treatments. After a series of treatments, patients usually say they have smoother skin and a more radiant complexion.
How long should I wait until my next treatment?
Microdermabrasion treats only the top layer of the skin, so the skin recovers quickly. Most people can safely have another treatment a week later. Some patients, however, need several weeks to recover and your dermatologist will schedule accordingly.
What are the possible side effects?
After microdermabrasion, your treated skin may be pink or red and slightly swollen. This will most likely disappear within a day. In some cases, the skin can bruise, burn, sting, or become extremely sensitive to sunlight. These will go away without treatment. If your skin tends to develop dark spots after acne clears or a skin injury heals, you may have a greater risk of developing more dark spots. When a dermatologist performs microdermabrasion, this risk is minor.
Before having microdermabrasion, you should tell your dermatologist about all your medical conditions and medicines that you take. It is especially important for your dermatologist to know if you have:
- Cold sore breakouts
- Skin that scars easily
- Taken or are currently taking Isotretinoin, a medicine prescribed to treat severe acne. This medication makes the skin more sensitive and susceptible to scarring. You may need to wait 6 months after stopping this medication before having any procedures performed including microdermabrasion.
If you have any moles or other spots on your skin that are growing, bleeding, or changing in any way, this spot could be skin cancer and should be evaluated by our dermatologist prior to treatment.
Are You Interested In Microdermabrasion?
By renewing your skin with treatment, you will feel better about the skin you are in. Call to schedule your consultation today and let us help you achieve the results you have been looking for.