How does microdermabrasion work?
The microdermabrasion crystals are passed across the skin using a precision hand piece that directs a stream of very fine, chemically inert crystals and mild suction where needed on the skin. This gently abrasive action exfoliates the outermost layers of the skin. The doctor or technician can control the power of the spray, from a gentle buffing of the skin to deeper exfoliation where needed. The results provide an immediate skin treatment that opens your blood circulation to restore a more youthful appearance.
What results can you expect from microdermabrasion?
Following the treatment, your skin appears lightly pink, but there is no oozing or obvious redness. Some patients say their face feels as if their skin has been mildly sun- or wind-burned. The skin may peel. In the case of a deeper treatment level for more blemished or thicker skins, the skin will appear slightly red and swollen from a few hours to a few days. Similar to a light peel, the procedure can improve fine lines and wrinkles, blackheads and whiteheads, superficial pigmentation, and give the skin a healthy-looking glow. It may be used in conjunction with chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing.
How many microdermabrasion treatments should I have?
The advantage of this process is that it is not invasive and works in a step-wise fashion. For the best result, it is recommended that you have at least 5 treatments. By initially spacing the treatments 1 week apart for the first 3 treatments then spacing the next 2 treatments every 6 weeks you are able to maximize your results.