Many people turn to medical procedures such as plastic surgery in order to improve the appearance of their skin and boost their self-confidence. But what if you’re not comfortable with any kind of invasive procedure? You’re not alone, and luckily there is a wide array of entirely noninvasive procedures and reap amazing results. One of the primary options in this department is microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion: The Basics
Microdermabrasion is a procedure in which the dead cells on your skin are polished away, and the production of collagen in your skin is stimulated. If you feel that your skin has lost its glow or you’re struggling with acne scars, bumps, or other rough textures, microdermabrasion can help.
Microdermabrasion operates within the concept of exfoliation. Exfoliation is a critical step to any skincare routine because it aims to reduce the number of dead skin cells on the face, improving skin texture, tone, and radiance. While over the counter exfoliants can work well to remove small amounts of dead skin in between cleansing and moisturizing, microdermabrasion can travel deeper into the skin using a specially designed tool with a laser-cut diamond tip.
How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate?
Microdermabrasion is essentially a very in-depth facial, which means it is a healthy and safe procedure for just about anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin. However, microdermabrasion can benefit those with rough skin texture, acne scars, sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles, or even pigmentation concerns. Microdermabrasion can make a massive difference in the feel and appearance of skin for anyone suffering from skin texture issues, all without having to undergo an invasive procedure.
What Does the Treatment Entail?
In the past, the microdermabrasion system used a crystal tip applicator to complete the sanding process; however, these have mostly been replaced by diamond tips as they have been found to be less irritating to patients’ skin. During your microdermabrasion, the diamond tip applicator will be used in tandem with an apparatus similar to a vacuum in order to exfoliate your skin and stimulate natural collagen production gently.
The treatment is exceptionally brief and generally only takes around 15 minutes to complete. Plus, there’s no downtime required, so you can go right back to work or any other responsibilities you may have as soon as the procedure is done. Some patients notice a slightly red or pink tint to their skin in the hours immediately following the treatment; this is typical skin irritation and should fade by the end of the day.
A single microdermabrasion treatment can produce noticeable changes to the skin’s texture, but they will be subtle. The best way to achieve lasting smooth skin is to receive regular microdermabrasion about every two to three months. This way, you can effectively reach and maintain your goals regarding your skin’s look and feel.
If you’re tired of getting facials that seem to do nothing for your skin, it’s time to give microdermabrasion a try. Contact NY Metro Vein today to set up an appointment.