When it comes to safe, effective cosmetic dermatology treatments, microdermabrasion ranks high on the list. This versatile treatment is used to target the most common skincare concerns and conditions. Here are just a few reasons why the microdermabrasion procedure is so popular!
From aging to breakout to visible pores, there are lots of reasons you may not feel super comfortable in your skin. If your sebaceous glands are overactive due to stress, diet, or skin type, you might be struggling with acne and its after-effects (including lifelong scarring.) If you’ve spent a significant amount of time in the sun over the years, you might notice dark spots or other skin pigmentation issues.
And then there are the inevitable signs of aging skin, including fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and neck, as well as stretch marks elsewhere on the body. There’s no doubt about it -- skin problems can definitely impact your self-esteem. But regular microdermabrasion treatments can work wonders on every one of these conditions as they slough off the topmost layer of dead skin, allowing new skin to grow in its place.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, superficial peeling therapy. It acts as a manual and chemical exfoliant. During the procedure, a technician uses a minimally abrasive instrument to remove dead skin cells and promote growth of fresh skin cells.
These new cells contain collagen and give the skin a glowing, radiant, and youthful appearance. In addition to smoothing wrinkles, the treatment targets mild discoloration found on the skin -- a common result of sun exposure or aging. Microdermabrasion has been FDA-approved since 1996 and is widely practiced by cosmetic dermatologists and aestheticians.
If dull, tired-looking skin is plaguing you, a microdermabrasion treatment might be just what you’re looking for. The procedure brightens skin within a few hours to a few days post-treatment. You can typically expect to see results from just one treatment, though you might opt for ongoing sessions to keep skin looking refreshed and revived. While not guaranteed, results can often last up to a year.
And as far as acne goes, microdermabrasion works to treat mild and comedogenic cases, removing layers of oil and bacteria to promote clear skin. Those who suffer with continuous breakouts usually find microdermabrasion to be an extremely helpful addition to their skincare regimen. Regular treatments can help keep acne at bay while also dramatically reducing acne scarring.
They don’t call it the “lunchtime facial” for nothing. Microdermabrasion is quick and convenient, typically lasting no more than 30 minutes. The procedure itself is virtually painless and while some mild redness and irritation might occur immediately following treatment, it subsides within a few days at most.
Compared to other skin resurfacing treatments like laser therapy, microdermabrasion is much more cost-effective and requires minimal downtime. You can opt to get a microdermabrasion treatment on its own or as an add-on service during another type of facial treatment. It’s best to consult with a specialist who can make recommendations depending on your specific concern and skin type.
Vanguard Dermatology is a leading cosmetic service provider in the greater New York City area. We perform microdermabrasion and a host of other treatments in-office. Call today to set up a consultation!