Microdermabrasion is currently one of the most popular cosmetic skin treatments available. This procedure is relatively non-invasive and capable of producing remarkable results. It is perfect for people who are looking to combat the early signs of aging and eliminate minor skin issues. This process entails a form of controlled skin damage that strips away old skin cells and promotes the regeneration of new, healthy cells and increased collagen production. It can instantly create a smooth, even-looking complexion and a bright and healthy glow. Best of all, microdermabrasion entails little to no downtime and no side effects.
How Microdermabrasion Works
During microdermabrasion, tiny, abrasive materials are used to polish away the topmost layer of the skin. This can be performed with a diamond-tip handpiece or a handpiece that emits fine crystals. As dead skin is removed, it is immediately suctioned off of the face. After the polishing is complete, a light, SPF moisturizer is applied to both protect and hydrate the skin. Most microdermabrasion treatments can last between thirty minutes and one hour.
Problems That Microdermabrasion Can Address
If you have dull, unhealthy-looking skin or fine lines, this process can brighten your complexion and create a much more youthful appearance overall. Microdermabrasion is an effective cosmetic treatment for dark spots, moderate acne scars, sun damage and clogged pores. It is also a gentle and highly effective form of blackhead removal.
How to Know If You’re a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion
This treatment is ideal for people with moderate skin issues such as dark spots, superficial acne scars, minimal amounts of sun damage and the early signs of fine lines and wrinkles. When acne scarring or wrinkling are severe, however, other procedures may be recommended. People with severe or cystic acne, active rosacea, eczema or dermatitis may not be suitable for this treatment until these problems have cleared.
Recovery and Aftercare
Microdermabrasion is designed to be less aggressive and less invasive than full dermabrasion treatments. Only the very topmost layers of skin are removed, and thus, there is little to no downtime. It is important to minimize exposure to sunlight for the first two weeks after a microdermabrasion treatment has been performed due to increased photo-sensitivity. Strenuous exercise should also be avoided during the first 24 hours after your procedure to prevent excessive sweating and skin irritation.
This procedure can instantly produce a bright, healthy glow. However, the best results are often gained after several treatments. Repeat procedures foster greater increases in natural collagen production and are therefore ideal for addressing fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. People often see impressive improvements after five or more microdermabrasion treatments, with each procedure being spaced two to four weeks apart. Microdermabrasion can even out the skin tone and texture by reducing dark spots, acne scars, and other blemishes, minimizing the pores, removing blackheads and making the skin suppler and brighter. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule your consultation.