Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that gently sands away the most superficial layers of your skin, removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen growth, leaving healthy younger skin visible.
Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular skin care treatments
Patients seek out microdermabrasion for many reasons:
- It is effective for brightening your skin and leaving a healthy glow with a smoother surface.
- It helps treat sun damage, acne scars, and fine lines.
- It helps people with clogged pores that suffer from blackheads and or white heads.
- Incorporating it into your routine skin care regime maintains healthy, clear skin.
Products such as moisturizers, creams, and lotions are more easily absorbed and more effective after a microdermabrasion treatment. Other uses include a pretreatment for IPL, laser, LED and chemical peels. By removing the stratum corneum prior to application of these chemicals or light devices, the absorption of the target within the tissue is enhanced, ensuring optimal efficacy.
The procedure feels like getting a deep facial and the use of anesthesia is not needed. You may have some redness for 1 or 2 days. To get the best results, it is recommended that you do this procedure in a series of treatments and continue incorporating it in as a part of your skin care protocol.
Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is appropriate for most people who want to improve the appearance of their skin. Ideal candidates for this treatment are dealing with uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and/or melasma. It can also help with dullness, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, enlarged pores, and various other complexion concerns. Keep in mind that certain skin conditions may be aggravated by microdermabrasion. It is not recommended for those who have active rosacea, psoriasis, widespread acne, and similar issues. Talk to our team to learn if microdermabrasion is the right choice for your skin.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe for Your Skin?
Diamond microdermabrasion is considered safe for most skin types and colors. It uses modern exfoliation instruments that have been praised for their cleanliness and precision. Meanwhile, some of the older crystal-based microdermabrasion devices earned a reputation for being too aggressive and causing inflammation. Take this into consideration when choosing a treatment. Potential side effects of microdermabrasion include redness, mild swelling, dryness, and flaking. These effects are temporary and they usually last anywhere from a few hours to several days.
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The Microdermabrasion Process
During a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion session, an exfoliating wand will be passed over the surface of your skin. You may feel a slight scratching sensation as the wand removes dead and dull skin cells and then vacuums them away through a suction tube. It shouldn’t be painful. The process can take between thirty and sixty minutes to complete. You will notice an improvement in the look and feel of your skin after just one session. For the best results, we recommend a series of treatments because they build on the progress made during each visit. How To Prepare for Microdermabrasion Preparing for microdermabrasion is as simple as protecting your skin from irritation. That means avoiding skincare products that contain exfoliating active ingredients such as Retin-A. You may also need to take a short break from treatments such as chemical peels and cosmetic injections. We will make sure that you know what you need to do to get ready for your upcoming visit. Rely on us for detailed instructions that will support the success of your skin appointment.
Is Microdermabrasion Permanent?
Microdermabrasion offers amazing but temporary results. The effects of one treatment typically last for one month. However, you can easily get more mileage with additional sessions. Ask us about creating a maintenance treatment schedule that works for your skin concerns and goals. Other ways to prolong the results of your microdermabrasion treatment include: Protecting your skin from sun exposure Drinking plenty of water Using high-quality skincare products.
How Often Can I Have Microdermabrasion Done?
Most people can get microdermabrasion treatments every two to four weeks. However, your ideal frequency will depend on unique factors, including your skin’s tolerance to exfoliation. The cosmetic concerns you want to address and the goals you want to achieve will also play a role. Our skincare specialist is here to take the guesswork out of getting microdermabrasion. You will receive a customized treatment schedule designed to boost and beautify your complexion.
Let our trained skin care specialist help you get your skin in the best shape possible!
Schedule Your Microdermabrasion Consultation Today
To learn more about Microdermabrasion, please contact Renue Aesthetic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or calling 913-685-1108 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Perez. We welcome individuals from Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, and other areas.