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Microdermabrasion Treats Damaged Skin, Enlarged Pores, Acne, Oily Skin, Blackheads and Hyper Pigmentation

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an advanced method of treatment for damaged skin. During a microdermabrasion treatment, the aesthetician “sands” the skin with a specialized crystal-emitting handpiece . Micronized (very fine) crystals derived from minerals are used to remove dead and flaking skin cells from the top layer of the skin. In the hands of an experienced aesthetician, the microdermabrasion machine & handpiece used create a negative pressure while the crystals gently abrase the skin. The dead skin cells are then sucked back through the handpiece and into the reservoir. This results in the stimulation of collagen production and new skin cells. The procedure makes way for new, smoother skin to replace the skin that’s been treated. It works best on problems such as skin tone, skin texture, dull skin, brown spots, and age spots.

Which parts of the body can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is a specialized treatment that addresses a variety of skin care needs.

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Is microdermabrasion right for me?

Microdermabrasion is the perfect skin care solution for men and women of all ages with all skin types.

Why choose a microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion has been found to improve many unsightly surface conditions that have previously required several different treatments. As a result, microdermabrasion requires less time and less discomfort. Recovery time is rapid and most normal activities can be resumed immediately. Microdermabrasion is safe and effective on most parts of the body and if desired can be used in conjunction with other procedures as well.

Some skin improvements include:

What can I expect the day I receive microdermabrasion therapy?

Your microdermabrasion therapy session will take approximately 30 minutes. First, your skin care specialist will thoroughly cleanse your face. Then they will use a crystal applicator to exfoliate your skin by gently gliding it back and forth over the entire area of facial tissue. It will feel like a gritty facial massage, and you may experience a minor tugging sensation. Once treatment is complete, your specialist will moisturize your skin and give you detailed after care instructions.

How often can I have treatments?

Microdermabrasion treatments can be repeated every 10 days or thereafter. The number of treatments vary depending on the type of skin problem the patient may have.

What preparation or precautions may be needed before treatments?

No preparation is necessary, but cessation of skin treatments such as tanning, chemical peels, collagen injections, etc. for a two week period prior to microdermabrasion treatments is advised.

Is a microdermabrasion safe for all skin types and colors?

The microdermabrasion procedure has been performed successfully on people of all skin types and colors.

What is recovery like after microdermabrasion therapy?

Your skin will be pink and slightly tender for approximately 24 hours after microdermabrasion. You can return to regular activities immediately following treatment, but do not apply makeup for at least 24 hours. Be sure to keep your freshly exfoliated skin well moisturized to maximize results. Avoid sun exposure for at least three days after your microdermabrasion session.

Do I need to follow a special skin care routine after receiving microdermabrasion therapy?

Your skin care specialist at Skin And Cancer Institute will give you detailed after care instructions based on your skin type and specific needs. Be sure to keep your freshly exfoliated skin well moisturized to maximize results, and don’t forget to wear plenty of sunscreen in the weeks following your microdermabrasion treatment.

How soon and what results can one expect from microdermabrasion?

With the very first treatment the patient’s skin shows noticeable improvement. Wrinkles, age spots and fine lines diminish as the skin takes on a brighter more radiant glow. Acne scars are less noticeable and skin looks generally fresher. Some special cleansers and moisturizers may be recommended due to a loss of moisture during the procedure.

Are there any side effects from the treatment?

Potential side effects of microdermabrasion are minimal. Some patients may experience some redness as well as a tightening of the skin similar to a mild sunburn. This should only last for a short period of time and should not create discomfort.

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