Microdermabrasion treatments last about 20-30 minutes. The area to be treated will be cleaned, and then a sterile diamond-tipped wand will be used to gently exfoliate your skin. No anesthesia is needed. Microdermabrasion machine pressure is adjusted for your skin’s needs as its hand piece is moved across the treatment area delivering precise exfoliation for the skin’s surface. The sloughed off skin cells are suctioned off to reveal a fresh, vibrant skin surface.
When will I see results?
Initial benefits from microdermabrasion treatments are immediately apparent. However, optimal results require regular maintenance treatments. It took many years for the skin to lose its vitality, and it takes time to regrow new cells.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Because Microdermabrasion is non-invasive, it has a low risk of complications and is one of the safest skin rejuvenation procedures available. Some patients report redness or dry feeling in their skin after a treatment, but this is temporary. Typical care following your Microdermabrasion treatment includes the use of moisturizers and sunscreens, and avoiding sun exposure for a few days. There is no downtime for this “lunch hour” procedure, and most people return to their regular activities immediately.
What should I NOT expect from my Microdermabrasion treatment?
Microdermabrasion can improve or eliminate superficial skin problems. It works on all skin types and colors to produce subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. However, it is not effective for problems such as stretch marks, keloids (an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury) reducing wrinkles, or deep acne scars. Laser Genesis treatments and medical grade chemical peels are far more effective in the treatment of these conditions.
Where can Microdermabrasion be used?
Microdermabrasion techniques are used to polish and refine the skin all over the body. Just as microdermabrasion is used on the face to diminish the appearance of lines, wrinkles, superficial scars, and discoloration, it can also be used quite effectively on the entire body surface. Microdermabrasion can help smooth rough surfaces which occur on the elbows, knees and heels.