What is Microdermabrasion?
A way to resurface the skin, bringing back its smoother and firmer texture, the process of microdermabrasion has many of our patients reexperiencing their youthful glow. Essentially a mechanical exfoliation, the process itself involves spraying tiny crystals onto the skin which serve to “sand” the surface. As dead skin cells are removed, a brighter and more refreshed complexion starts to appear.
What can Microdermabrasion do for my skin?
We have treated everything from sun damage, to fine lines and wrinkles, to scarring and blotchiness with this incredible technique. As it involves a virtual resurfacing of your skin, the process is ideal for numerous issues that arise as a result of aging or sun exposure.
Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars
Treating the effects of acne doesn’t have to be invasive or uncomfortable, it can be about a gentle and even soothing approach. With access to new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, we are constantly working with patients to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for their acne scarring that actually gets results. Using microdermabrasion, we can effectively remove the top layer of dead skin cells and help rejuvenate and even out skin tone and overall appearance.
What is Involved with Using Microdermabrasion to Treat Acne Scars?
Painless and quick, many patients find this process to be quite relaxing—a moment of facial pampering during your day! One of our dermatology providers will treat your skin using a high speed instrument. The result: a clearer, healthier looking layer of skin emerges as the dead cells are sloughed off. The telltale signs of acne outbreaks are significantly diminished.
Are There Side Effects to Microdermabrasion?
Immediately following the treatment your skin will actually appear brighter, more youthful looking and far more even-toned than before. Patients resume their normal activities right after they leave, and generally do so, much more confident about the look of their skin than when they came in.
How Should I Care for My Skin After Microdermabrasion?
Moisturization is key. You want to keep the newly exfoliated skin hydrated and protected. Utilizing sunscreen daily—preferably at least an SPF 30—is also strongly encouraged following the treatment. Depending on the degree of acne scarring and your skin type, we generally recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments.