Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment that is non-invasive and delivers smoother younger-looking skin. During the procedure, the top layer of dead skin cells is exfoliated, stimulating the growth of collagen beneath the surface. Pain-free and convenient, Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment that will rejuvenate your skin.
Who is a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion may be for you if you want to brighten your dull or lackluster skin and restore a youthful, healthy glow. The treatment can also help those who are dealing with fine lines, acne scars or sun damage to their skin. Also, if you are constantly fighting clogged pores that leave you with annoying blackheads or whiteheads, microdermabrasion can give you the clear skin you have been wanting.
Considerations of the Procedure
You will see immediate results of your microdermabrasion, and you can immediately resume your everyday activities. Expect no pain or side effects from the treatment. Also, people of various skin types and tones will obtain similar positive results of fewer wrinkles, reduced look of scars and lightening of skin spots. However, it is important to be aware that microdermabrasion is not meant for the treatment of such skin conditions as dermatitis, eczema, severe acne or active rosacea. To see maximum and maintained results, additional treatments will be necessary.
What to Expect
Microdermabrasion is performed in our office by one of our skincare professionals. Two types are performed. These are crystal microdermabrasion and diamond-tip microdermabrasion. With the first type, a hand piece is used to transmit crystals onto the skin. These crystals exfoliate or polish the skin. Then the crystals, along with the dead skin cells that have been sloughed off, will be suctioned away. The diamond-tip method is very similar except that it is this tip that is used for the gentle abrasion of skin cells. This method is best for sensitive skin and is safer around the eye area.
Microdermabrasion is sometimes performed in conjunction with procedures such as a light chemical peel to achieve results that are more dramatic. You can discuss such options with your treatment provider. You can also discuss ways to clear up any skin conditions such as open sores or skin lesions prior to your procedure to prevent irritation or to exacerbate your condition.
Preparing for Your Treatment
There are some things you should do to prepare for your treatment. If you are a smoker, it will be best to quit about six weeks before having microdermabrasion performed, as smoking can complicate healing. Bleeding can be increased if you take aspirin, certain herbal remedies or some anti-inflammatory drugs. Those should be avoided before your treatment. Be sure to stay hydrated the day of your procedure, and arrive with a clean face clear of products. You may also be interested in laser hair removal.
At About Face Anti-Aging Institute, our medical team will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals to offer solutions that are designed for optimal results. Contact About Face Anti-Aging Institute today to schedule your consultation.