What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a quick and convenient procedure that has become very popular with patients showing the early signs of aging, sun exposure and other surface imperfections. Microdermabrasion is a closed vacuum system that uses diamond technology to renew the skin. This process exfoliates the thickened epidermis…and then vacuums away dead skin and debris to reveal healthier skin.
Who could benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is safe for every skin type and skin color and is generally suggested for:
* Dull, oily or leathery skin texture
* Minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores
* Polishing and reducing the appearance of fine lines .(Treatments will not significantly improve advanced deep wrinkles.)
* Improves the appearance of acne scarring
* Enhancing penetration of therapeutic remedies
* Enhances the overall appearance of the skin
How many treatments are required?
Microdermabrasion requires a series of treatments. While results are achieved with a single treatment, it is unrealistic to expect significant results from just one visit. Cumulative results can be significant with as little as six treatments repeated one to three weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the type of skin problem(s) the patient has. Monthly to Quarterly maintenance treatments are recommended.
Are there any side effects or downtime associated with Microdermabrasion?
Since we are only treating the outer layer of skin (stratum corneum), serious side effects is not an issue. Non-invasive and non-wounding to the skin’s surface, Microdermabrasion has virtually no discomfort, down time or recovery. Patients typically experience some redness for about an hour after the procedure and some tightness of the skin. Two to three days after the procedure, there may be some minor flaking and skin may be sensitive. The most common area treated with Microdermabrasion are the face, neck, chest and hands.
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