If you’re unfamiliar with microdermabrasion, it’s a cosmetic procedure that can remove the top layer of dead skin cells and reveal smoother, brighter skin underneath. Microdermabrasion machines use a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip to buff and polish the skin. Some systems feature suction to remove loose skin cells.
Many dermatologists and estheticians recommend microdermabrasion for patients with fine lines, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, or melasma, which is a type of pigmentation caused by a combination of hormones, UV light, and inflammation. Before deciding if microdermabrasion is right for you, it’s best to consult with a dermatologist.
Microdermabrasion is a non-painful procedure, but it may leave the skin slightly red and more sensitive afterward. Applying a calming moisturizer and sunscreen after treatment can help protect your skin. Individuals with dermatographism may see hive-like lines or blotches post-microdermabrasion.
While it can enhance the benefits of a regular skincare regimen, it can’t provide the same results as a deep chemical peel or laser treatment. It’s effective for improving skin tone, reducing the appearance of whiteheads, and making skin feel smoother, but it won’t provide significant improvements for deep wrinkles, dark brown spots, redness, or growths.
The frequency of these treatments depends on your skin’s needs and your budget. Most in-office treatments are scheduled at 1-2 month intervals for optimal results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.