Do you want fresher looking, more vibrant skin? Often, the journey to healthier skin starts with microdermabrasion. When we are young, our skin also has young, healthy skin cells. As we age, we accumulate layer after layer of dead skin cells and the cell renewal process is much slower. This dulls the surface of our skin and begins to give us that old, tired appearance.
Microdermabrasion polishes away those top dead skin layers, allowing more glowing skin to emerge from underneath. In addition, this stimulates collagen formation which will make your skin smoother with less wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is an important part of maintaining optimal skin health.
What is a Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is remarkably quick, simple and effective. To picture how it work, imagine a sander working to smooth down a wooden table top. After the top layer of wood is removed, the table top is smoother. Likewise, microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped wand to mechanically abrade the outer surface of the skin, known as the stratum corneum. The result is skin that is smoother and more taut.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
There are many benefits to microdermabrasion. You will replace lackluster skin with skin that is:
- More firm
- More even toned and textured
Cost of a Microdermabrasion Treatment?
Microdermabrasion is surprisingly affordable. Please call our office at 951-699-9201 for pricing. Most major credit cards are accepted. Be sure to ask about discounts when buying a series of treatments.
Microdermabrasion is non-invasive. That means it doesn’t create a scar. What’s even better is that microdermabrasion helps to minimize and decrease existing scars.
When you come to our office, you will be brought to our medical aesthetics room where you will have a comfortable, private and relaxing experience. The medical aesthetician will cleanse and prepare your skin for your treatment. The diamond-tipped microdermabrasion applicator will be carefully moved across your face as it exfoliates. The feeling is similar to a light scratching or tickling sensation. You will also have soothing, medical grade skin products applied to the skin, followed by a sunblock.
You will walk out of your treatment looking and feeling more refreshed.
Recovery from Microdermabrasion Treatment
There is no down time after microdermabrasion. You skin will feel smoother right away. Most people also notice the “glow” effect emanating from your newly exfoliated skin. Your skin may be a little dry initially. Be sure to moisturize well in order to allow your fresh, new skin to soak up the added hydration.
Protection from the sun is an important part of the rejuvenation process. Because your skin will have more sun sensitivity, be sure to use adequate sunblock throughout the day. Many people only apply sunblock when they think they will be in the sun for an extended period of time. We cannot stress enough that this is the wrong approach. You absorb a large amount of the sun’s damaging rays just through a car window, house window, going in and out of offices and stores, etc. Sunscreen is a mandatory final step of everyone’s skin care program, even if it’s winter and even if you plan on staying indoors most of the time.
Microdermabrasion Risks and Complications
There are very few problems associated with microdermabrasion. There may be mild redness or swelling, which disappears quickly. You may have an increased risk of sunburn for a few days if you do not properly apply sunscreen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often should I get microdermabrasion?
A: Many women incorporate microdermabrasion at least once a month as part of their routine skin health regimen. Just as you would do regular exercise to keep the body healthy, it is wise to maintain your skin health by using daily medical skin care and microdermabrasion on a regular basis. Your face will thank you!
Q: Does microdermabrasion hurt?
A: It can be described as a tickling or light scratching sensation. At most, it may be associated with a little discomfort for some people. Most people do not think that it hurts.
Q: Will microdermabrasion get rid of dark spots?
A: Microdermabrasion may be able to even out skin tone but darker spots will likely need additional modalities, such as medicinal creams or laser. Ask your practitioner for their expertise in assessing your particular spots.