Microdermabrasion is the mechanical exfoliation of dead, dry skin cells that cause the complexion to look dull, aged, and uneven. If you want smoother, younger-looking skin without having to undergo a painful and invasive procedure, microdermabrasion may be right for you. It is currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, given that it is incision-free and involves a very short recovery time.
How it Works
During microdermabrasion, a small hand-held device is passed over the skin. This device gently scrapes away the surface layers of the skin using microscopic crystals. These crystals provide a much deeper level of exfoliation than patients can achieve on their own at home. The removal of these surface layers stimulates the production of new skin cells and promotes an increase in natural collagen production. As the treated area heals, the skin will be brighter, healthier, firmer, and more even in tone than before. While these changes are noticeable shortly after the treatment, routine treatments are required to maintain optimal results.
Skin Problems That Respond Best to Microdermabrasion
Because Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and does not affect the skin at its deepest layers, it is best for treating minor cosmetic issues. This procedure is ideal for those with moderate acne scarring, fine lines, sun damage, over-sized pores, blemishes, and minimal loss of skin elasticity. This treatment is one of the fastest and most effective ways to jump start the proliferation of new, healthy skin cells. Those with deep, pitted acne scars, significant amounts of loose, sagging skin, or deep wrinkles will likely achieve better results with dermabrasion or other more aggressive cosmetic treatments.
Caring For Your Skin after Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion treatments take a little under an hour and may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to receive optimal benefits. One such procedure that works well with microdermabrasion treatments is a chemical peel. Downtime is minimal if any. Treated areas can develop minor redness for the first few hours following the microdermabrasion, but this is likely to fade quickly. Minor flaking or peeling may occur. However, this can be minimized by keeping the treated area hydrated with a moisturizing cream. It is also advised that you avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear sunblock for the first several days after the treatment.
At Medical Aesthetics of New England, we offer the leading skin care and body treatments to help you look and feel your best. We’ll assess any and all of your aesthetic concerns and goals to ensure you get the best possible results. Contact Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule your consultation.