The perfect skin treatment for a natural, youthful glow.
Microdermabrasion cleans and renews skin. The skin is washed to remove excess oil and dirt. Then, a medical professional targets a stream of aluminum oxide crystals over the area. The crystals abrade away old, dead skin cells, which the vacuum then picks up with gentle suction. This promotes the growth of collagen and new, rejuvenated skin. Moisturizers and sun block are then applied to the treated area.
The results are, your skin feels softer and appears younger. Minor wrinkles are improved by the growth of new collagen. Exfoliation improves small brown spots, uneven skin tone, acne and acne scars. One of the advantages of Microdermabrasion is that it has no downtime. You can return to your normal routine and apply cosmetics directly after treatment. A difference is noticeable immediately, and results improve with multiple treatments. Skin improvement varies depending on your individual skin quality.
Microdermabrasion works well for damaged skin, whether affected by acne, sun damage or aging. Microdermabrasion can be used to rejuvenate skin of any type. Those seeking to reduce minor flaws or wrinkles without downtime are encouraged to consider Microdermabrasion. Lasting effects are dependent on proper skin care. Additional treatments will renew your youthful appearance. A series of six treatments over a few months is recommended for best results, followed by regular maintenance treatments.
Instructions for before treatment:
Avoid Retin-A®, sun tanning or tanning creams for at least a week before treatment. Do not have other facial procedures, such as chemical peels, before treatment.
Instructions for after treatment:
Sun block and moisturizers should be applied after treatment. Anti-inflammatory creams or cold compresses may be used as necessary. Avoid irritating the treated skin with harsh chemicals, rubbing or sun tanning for one week. Contact your doctor immediately in the event of any rare effects such as blistering, scabbing or infection.
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What is the difference between dermabrasion
These treatments often get confused with one another because both are non-surgical skin refinishing methods that target acne scars, uneven skin tone, sun damage, minor wrinkles and large pores.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that is safe, affordable, and one of the most popular cosmetic skin treatments in use today. By carefully applying exfoliating crystals to the skin surface, patients achieve smoother, clearer and more vibrant-looking skin. No topical anesthesia is required. Possible side effects include temporary skin tenderness and sensitivity to sunlight, and some redness which may last for a day or two.
Dermabrasion (not to be confused with dermaplaning) is a much more intensive treatment than Microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion treatments use a motorized, abrasive wire brush or diamond applicator tool (burr or fraise) to resurface damaged skin layers and eliminate deeper wrinkles, acne scars and skin lesions. Topical and/or injectable anesthesia is commonly used. Possible side effects include bleeding, scabbing, acne flare-ups, sensitivity, skin infection, skin discoloration, scarring and temporary swelling. Skin may take 1-2 weeks to heal. New skin may remain slightly pink and sensitive for a month after treatment.
Why is Microdermabrasion the preferred treatment?
Microdermabrasion is a gentler treatment and thus more suitable for patients with sensitive skin and/or less severe skin problems.
Greenspring Rejuvenation does not recommend Dermabrasion; we feel Fractional Laser treatments would be a better option for more serious skin imperfections and would involve fewer risks, less downtime and more predictable results.
How many treatments are required?
Microdermabrasion works best when repeated over several weeks. Discuss the optimum schedule and number of treatments with your medical professional.
Is Microdermabrasion safe?
Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. But, as always, provide your full medical history and follow your post-treatment instructions.
Are there any possible side effects?
You may experience some redness and discomfort similar to sunburn after the treatment. Skin conditions may appear worse for a short time, and your skin may become temporarily darker or lighter.
How long does a Microdermabrasion treatment take?
A Microdermabrasion facial treatment lasts about half an hour. Additional time is required for additional areas.
Who should avoid Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion should be avoided by those with recent viral infections, such as cold sores and shingles, those with eczema, sunburns or rosacea, those with auto-immune disorders, poor healing or excessive scarring and those with a history of diabetes or keloid formation. Avoid microderms if you have recently had laser surgery on your face or used Accutane.
How does the treatment feel?
Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia, although it may be mildly uncomfortable. Tightness and heat are common effects and quickly fade.
What are the limitations of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is designed for minor imperfections including sun damage, age spots, acne, small wrinkles, and general improvement. Those with very large or dark spots, moderate to deep wrinkles and serious scars should seek an alternative treatment.
*Individual results may vary from person to person.
Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed. Each treatment plan is designed for an individual patient’s needs, so depending on the area being treated and the condition of the skin, each patient may see different results.
Please call for a patient assessment to discuss your treatment plan and the results that can be achieved for you.
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