What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating sun damage, superficial pigmentation and other unwanted skin problems. This procedure uses a gentle stream of tiny particles to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, leaving fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance. Microdermabrasion may be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment for more significant results.
What does microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion reduces the appearance of mild to moderate sun damage, and other superficial skin problems with a gentle stream of tiny particles that exfoliate (abrade) the outer layer of skin and provide a fresh, glowing, younger appearance.
How does Microdermabrasion work?
The particles scrape away the surface layer of aging or damaged skin, which is then brushed off with the microdermabrasion vacuum tool, with no need for anesthesia. Only a small amount of skin is removed, so damaged areas or sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated.
How long before I can see results?
Results are comparable to a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible, although multiple treatments are usually required for full effect. Specific skin improvement varies for each individual patient.
How long does each treatment take?
Microdermabrasion treatments usually take about 30 minutes to perform, although some areas may require additional time.
Are all skin types eligible for treatment?
Yes. Microdermabrasion can be performed on all skin types. In fact, the procedure is particularly helpful for Asian and dark-skinned patients who risk skin discoloration with other treatment options.
Patients with recent viral infections or those with poor healing or excessive scarring may want to reconsider treatment.
How long do the results last?
The results of microdermabrasion depend on each patient’s individual skin, as well as their dedication to caring for their skin after treatment. Results can be maintained through regular touch-up appointments and a proper skincare regimen.
Can other procedures be performed at the same time?
Microdermabrasion is often performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as laser treatment and chemical peels.
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