Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment
Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently exfoliate your skin, removing the thicker and uneven outer layers. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks. Microdermabrasion treatments can:
- Improve age spots and black heads
- Improve hyper pigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
- Treat acne and the scars left by acne
Microdermabrasion treatments help thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.
Microdermabrasion Risks and Safety
Any discomfort experienced as part of the microdermabrasion treatment is usually short-lived. This can include redness and swelling, which should subside within a few hours. Later, you can expect the skin to be dry and flaky for several days.
Additional Microdermabrasion Risks
Additional risks may include bruising, which can occur from the suction and may last several days. Your skin will also be more sensitive to sun exposure. Be sure to use sunscreen, especially immediately following a microdermabrasion session.
Your polished new look should be long-lasting, depending on the severity of your skin damage and the number of treatments that you receive.
In the beginning, many people have two microdermabrasion treatments per month and then once per month as part of a maintenance plan.
There is no downtime or recovery period following a microdermabrasion treatment. After your treatments, your esthetician may recommend a special moisturizer or facial product to enhance and prolong your result.