If your skin is looking a little dull with age, microdermabrasion may be the non-surgical cosmetic treatment you’ve been seeking.
Also known as microderm, this non-invasive procedure provides gentle skin resurfacing, exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production. Smoother and brighter skin is revealed.
With regularly performed treatments, you can also see improvement in common problems like blemishes, sun spots, and fine lines.
Pros and Cons
The treatment is painless with no downtime. You can anticipate seeing a reduction in the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and scars.
Microdermabrasion is effective for various skin types and colors. However, you should know that this process will not improve serious skin issues like rosacea, severe acne or eczema.
Also, to see the best results, you will likely have to complete multiple sessions. Right after treatment, skin will sometimes be sensitive.
About the Procedure
There are types of microdermabrasion. Crystal microdermabrasion is performed with a handpiece that uses crystals to polish the surface of the skin.
After this abrasion, dead skin cells and crystals are suctioned away. With diamond-tip microdermabrasion, a diamond-tipped handpiece is the polishing agent. This method is safer to use around the eyes and easier on sensitive skin.
Preparation for Treatment
You’ll have a consultation appointment before treatment in which you will be given instructions and have a chance to ask questions.
Also, you’ll need to share your medical history and be evaluated to ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. Be prepared to quit smoking at least six weeks before your procedure to lessen any chance of complications.
What to Expect
Each microdermabrasion treatment should take between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your specific issues. You’ll meet with the doctor to review any instructions afterward.
If your skin is sensitive, you may notice some redness. Applying an SPF moisturizer should help it return to normal. There is no downtime, and you can return to your everyday activities upon leaving your appointment. Just minimize sun exposure and heavy exercise for about 24 hours.
Within a few days, you should begin to see more glowing skin. For the maximum results, repeat treatments will be necessary. Patients usually opt for five or more treatments to be performed based on the doctor’s recommendation.
After this initial round of microdermabrasion procedures, an occasional maintenance treatment may be needed.
If you’re looking to revitalize dull skin and return a healthy glow to your face, consider microdermabrasion as an option. Not only will you look refreshed, you’ll feel younger, too. Contact Skin Deep Naples today to schedule your consultation.