Environmental factors, age, stress, and sun damage are among the top reasons why the skin changes its appearance and elasticity. As part of the aging process, collagen starts to diminish, causing the skin to appear less taut and smooth. To counter this problem, cosmetic skin treatments are available, such as microdermabrasion—a treatment that uses minimally abrasive instruments to gently remove the outer layer of skin that is thick and uneven.
When microdermabrasion removes the outer layer of skin, it helps stimulate the body’s collagen production. Collagen is protein found in the skin, specifically the dermis. As you age, your collagen production slows down, so skin starts to develop fine lines and wrinkles.
What Can Microdermabrasion Do?
- Treat blemishes and superficial acne scars
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Shrink the appearance of large pores
- Improve the look of dark skin patches (hyperpigmentation)
- Improve the look of age spots and sun-damaged skin
How Much Downtime is Required Following Microdermabrasion?
Many skin rejuvenation treatments don’t require recovery time. The same goes for microdermabrasion—this treatment has no down time. After the top layer of skin (epidermis) is removed, the result will be smoother, younger-looking skin.
Typically, patients will get two microdermabrasion treatments per month until they only need one per month as a part of maintenance. To prolong the results, talk to your esthetician about a moisturizer or other facial products.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Microdermabrasion is a safe treatment, and any discomfort caused by the procedure is generally mild and short-lived. Even though it’s not a painful experience, the following side effects are possible:
- Minor swelling
- Flaky, dry skin
Any swelling and redness will go away within a few hours, and the flaky, dry skin disappears in a matter of days with the help of sunscreen and moisturizer.
Is Microdermabrasion Right for Me?
If you are unsure whether you are a candidate for microdermabrasion, please contact us for more information about this treatment as well as other skin rejuvenation procedures used to produce brighter, youthful skin. Call us today at 303-578-4193 .