Time and the elements can take a toll on your skin, especially on the most delicate and exposed facial area. Rough, sallow skin isn’t what you want to show the world. Invasive treatments with a long recovery time may not be appealing, but there is a convenient and effective method for renewing tired-looking skin.
Microdermabrasion, or microderm, can polish away dead skin cells to give you a brighter, smoother appearance.
Microdermabrasion gently resurfaces the top layer of the skin by polishing it away with tiny abrasive materials. A new layer of healthy skin will be revealed, and the collagen growth beneath is stimulated.
Fine lines will lessen in appearance, along with age spots and acne scars. This new layer of skin absorbs moisturizers and other skincare products more easily, making them more effective.
Optimal results are usually achieved after repeated treatments.
You may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion if you have fine lines, acne scars or sun damage. Clogged pores with blackheads or whiteheads can be improved through the procedure, as well.
Microdermabrasion results in an overall brighter and clearer appearance to the skin. It is a versatile skin resurfacing method in that it can be used on skin of all textures and tones.
How It Works
There are two prominent types of microdermabrasion: crystal and diamond-tip. In the first method, the practitioner uses a hand-held device to emit tiny crystals onto the surface of your skin.
This process abrades away or polishes the skin. The crystals and dead skin cells are then suctioned away from the skin.
The second method uses a diamond-tip device to slough off the top layer of skin. This exfoliation process is also accompanied by the suctioning of dead skin cells.
After the Procedure
There are very few side effects associated with microdermabrasion, and you should not have much downtime. Expect some mild redness or swelling, especially if your skin is sensitive.
Wearing an SPF is recommended, though it’s advised not to immediately spend much time in the sun. You can wear makeup and likely return to most of your everyday activities immediately.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Microdermabrasion can be an effective and convenient way to non-surgically achieve a younger-looking and brighter complexion.
Serving the Fayetteville area, Southeastern Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery Center offers microdermabrasion as a way for individuals to look and feel years younger.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to healthier, smoother skin.