Jan 15 2018

With the New Year comes a desire for change, refreshment, and improvement. When it comes to improvement, there is no better place to start than with your skin. If you want to renew your look this year by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and pores, microdermabrasion is for you. Here are common questions that patients have about microdermabrasion.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

A minimally invasive instrument is used to gently sand away the top layer of skin, revealing a more refreshed and rejuvenated layer beneath.

Improve Your Skin

Microdermabrasion can help get rid of black heads and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. It can also diminish the appearance of large pores and improve age spots. As we age, collagen production declines, creating a loose and uneven skin. Microdermabrasion can enhance the presence of collagen, resulting in a more smooth and taut appearance.

Risks Of Microdermabrasion

Discomfort associated with microdermabrasion is typically short-lived. Redness and swelling may occur after your treatment but should wane within a few hours. Over the next few days, your skin may feel abnormally dry and flaky. Bruising can occur due to the suction that the treatment instrument delivers, but this will not last longer than a few days. Your skin will feel and appear more sensitive to the sun so be sure to use sunscreen after your microdermabrasion treatment. If possible, it is recommended that you avoid sun exposure for the first few days.

How Often Do I Need To Get Microdermabrasion Treatments?

Depending on the severity of your skin condition, the amount and regularity of treatments you need will vary. The results of your treatment are immediately visible, but regular sessions are necessary to maintain the smooth and taut results that microdermabrasion delivers. Depending on your skin and the recommendation of your skin specialist, you may require a treatment every two weeks or once a month.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are looking for a more refined and smooth look for your skin this New Year, call Dr. Potozkin to arrange a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a more youthful appearance. You can reach our office at 925.838.4900.

*Results may vary from person to person

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