Microdermabrasion can be an excellent treatment for age spots, sun damage, clogged pores, fine lines, scarring, and uneven skin tones.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
When you go for a microdermabrasion treatment, a skin professional will use a special machine to exfoliate your skin. A stream of tiny crystals or a diamond tip will gently remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin, revealing a new, fresh layer of skin cells.
The treatment is more effective than the type of exfoliation you may have tried at home. Professional microdermabrasion machines are more powerful and more precise than those you can buy for home use. The results of a professional treatment last longer than a do-it-yourself exfoliation. While you may have to do in-home treatments every week or even every day, professional treatments can be spaced further apart. At the same time, even though microdermabrasion is more powerful than at-home treatments, it is also less abrasive than dermabrasion treatments.
What Happens Before, During, and After a Microdermabrasion Treatment?
You should be sure to follow the specific instructions given by the professionals at your skin care center, which will be tailored to your individual needs. In general, though, this is what you may expect to hear:
In the days before your treatment, avoid using products containing Retin-A, tanning products, and exfoliating lotions and creams.
During the treatment, there is nothing special that you have to do. Your skin professional will take care of you!
After treatment, be sure that you don’t scratch or pick at the treated areas. Keep your face clean and moisturized. Try to avoid being in the sun. Avoid acne medications.
Is Microdermabrasion for You?
Microdermabrasion can be an outstanding solution to distressing skin problems. It is safe and non-invasive. However, it is not for everyone. Whether or not it is the right solution for you depends on the condition of your skin and the problems that you want to treat. You should talk to a skin professional to find out whether microdermabrasion is the best treatment for your individual needs. Call Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center at 914-295-2202 for a free consultation in New York City. We would be glad to discuss microdermabrasion as well as our other skin treatment options.