If you have slight skin condition or skin discoloration there is a great treatment that recently has come to Main Street. It’s something that many Hollywood stars have been using to keep their skin glowing. Microdermabrasion is a great new treatment that can be provided to you by your dermatologist during an afternoon or lunch break.
Microdermabrasion is a skin exfoliating procedure using a machine that your dermatologist is trained to apply to your skin. There are a number of advantages that the treatment brings to patients. There is very low risk to the treatment and recovery is very quick following the treatment compared to other skin treatments some of which are far more invasive. Compared to laser and dermabrasion treatments, Microdermabrasion is far more superficial in the depth it can remove within the skin. It is therefore used for skin issues that are essentially just on the surface of the skin. The best results are on early sun damage, fine lines, age spots, enlarged pores, acne, and superficial scarring. Most cases are for facial rejuvenation but other areas of the skin can benefit from the method.
The painless procedure is non-invasive providing a wonderful rejuvenation for the skin. It uses a fine abrasive point with suction is placed on the skin. There is no need for any anesthetic and therefore no need for needles. The machines strength can be adjusted depending on how sensitive the area is. There is a unique texture to the process, a rough but gentle feel as the machine is gently moved across the area. The best thing of all is following the completion of a session there is no down turn and people can go and continue their day if at work or socialize with friends. Make-up can be applied soon after the treatment. The treatments can go beyond bringing a fresh complexion back to the area but also increases the absorption of medication in the skin.
The process removes a few thin layers of skin. The skin naturally regenerates after about 30 days so regular treatments every two to for four weeks will provide continued improvement from the temporary effects of the treatment.
Generally, softer and smoother skin that feels fresher and more rejuvenated is the expected outcome after Microdermabrasion. Before starting the Microdermabrasion treatment, eye protection such as eye pads or goggles may be provided. Often the skin may be prepared and cleaned of makeup and oils. Yet, no topical or local anesthetic is required. The skin will be stretched to provide some tension in order to achieve the most effective abrasion and vacuum. The hand piece is moved over the skin with repeated single, smooth passes. Usually, two to four passes per area are sufficient.
After the treatment you can expect really soft and smooth skin that is fresher with a rejuvenated look.
There are a number of products for home use many of which do a good job but they don’t achieve the same look. The main reason for not providing the same level of treatment is the strength of the machine provided. So if you want the real full service it is worth to in touch with your dermatologist to discuss the procedure.