Microdermabrasion, also referred to as simply microderm, is a very popular anti-aging cosmetic procedure that addresses a wide array of skin concerns, like fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture. Its popularity is due to numerous factors, such as its ability to treat so many issues and its convenience, as well as the fact that it is non-invasive. Due to its popularity, it is a good idea to learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion for smoother skin, how it works and if this procedure may be something that could help you.
Along with reducing the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing skin texture, microdermabrasion can also decrease the size of pores, lighten age spots and make shallow scars less noticeable. After receiving a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin’s newly smooth surface will be able to absorb skincare products more efficiently, as well. The procedure can be performed on the hands and chest area in addition to the face.
How It Works
Ablation, or smoothing, of the outer layer of skin is performed during microdermabrasion using a crystal-tipped device. The crystal technology has been in use since the 1980s. During this procedure, a wand is used to spray fine crystals onto the skin to slough away the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing smoother, new cells beneath. Then the residue of crystals and dead skin cells are vacuumed away. The treatment will be tailored to your skin type and needs.
What Can It Treat?
Microdermabrasion can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Acne or acne scarring
- Other types of scarring
- Dull or rough skin
- Skin discoloration
- Dry/oily skin
These are just some of the conditions that microdermabrasion can treat. The versatility of this procedure is another reason why it is so popular.
Since the outer layer of skin is removed during the treatment, you will need to take extra caution and apply sunscreen regularly. Our cosmetic professionals will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to achieve the best results.
Get All the Facts Today
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that is favored by many patients for its effective anti-aging results and convenience. To see if microdermabrasion is right for you, visit Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover. This simple treatment may be just what you need to look and feel your best. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.