If you have sun damage, scars, wrinkles, or dark spots on your skin, microdermabrasion is for you. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses fine purified crystals to lightly exfoliate the skin. It does not require anesthesia and allows patients to immediately return to their normal activities. Consider the following benefits, risks, and results of microdermabrasion to see if this is the right treatment for you.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a popular skin enhancing procedure that can improve age spots, exfoliate the skin, create a refreshed appearance, decrease the visibility of stretch marks and wrinkles, lessen the appearance of pores, and treat acne scars.
As we age, collagen production decreases, resulting in the uneven and loose skin. Microdermabrasion can improve collagen production, which aids in creating a more full and youthful appearance.
The Risks of Microdermabrasion
If you experience any discomfort after your microdermabrasion treatment, it is typically temporary. For instance, you may have some swelling or redness after your treatment, but this will slowly disappear over the next day. In some cases, you may experience dryness or flakiness over the next week. Other risks include:
- Bruising due to the suction that occurs during the treatment.
- Skin that is extra sensitive to the sun. To avoid sun damage, be sure to apply sunscreen if you are going to be outside after your treatment.
The Results of Microdermabrasion
The results of your treatment are temporary. To maintain the refreshed and rejuvenated look that microdermabrasion provides you will need to get regular treatments. The frequency of your treatments will depend on the severity of your skin damage and what your skin specialist recommends for a maintenance plan. After your treatment, you can immediately reprise your regular activities, but staying out of direct sunlight for a few days is recommended.
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Microdermabrasion can do wonders for your skin by providing a more polished, youthful, and refreshed appearance. To learn more about how microdermabrasion can benefit your skin, contact Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 510-724-8282 (Pinhole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur). We’re excited to help you achieve more beautiful skin and look forward to hearing from you!