Microdermabrasion removes the superficial layer of dry dead skin cells which softens the appearance of fine lines and brightens skin tone.
This treatment buffs and polishes the skin using a diamond -tipped wand. Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer, and has many benefits.
Our Metairie and New Orleans cosmetic surgery practices offer microdermabrasion for patients seeking a rejuvenated skin appearance. Microdermabrasion is a proven technique to exfoliate the upper layer of skin, revealing the fresher, more vibrant skin underneath. In addition to fading age spots and freckles, microdermabrasion can lessen the prominence of old scars and soften the look of wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is a non invasive cosmetic procedure. The specialist rubs fine crystal tip across the skin with a wand that gently exfoliates the surface, removing the top layer. The aim is to make the skin appear younger. The procedure should not be painful. The treatment takes 30–40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck.
During/After The Procedure
The procedure leaves the skin smooth and exfoliated which help products penetrate more efficiently. Some patients may experience redness. Before seeing reduced signs of aging, a person may require between 5 and 16 treatments from a skin care specialist. People can have treatments weekly, every 2 weeks, or monthly, depending on their skin type and the reason for treatment.
Any individual, men or women, with skin irregularities may consider the benefits of microdermabrasion. It’s an effective treatment for those who have fine wrinkles, acne scars, dry skin & hyperpigmentation.
Who Should Avoid It?
There are some precautions for those who have specific skin conditions, including severe acne or those who are on aggressive acne medications. The doctor will evaluate the patient’s condition before any treatment and inquire about any medical case that may be present, or medications that have been taken within the last year.
How About Freckles?
Freckles are an overproduction of melanin in the skin and common to those who have a fair complexion. It becomes visible due to extreme exposure to sun. Although microdermabrasion can remove the top layers of skin where freckles are contained, there are other alternatives specifically for freckle removal such as a chemical peel or laser treatment to minimize the freckles from reoccurring.
Is A Chemical Peel Better?
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels both refinish the skin to promote new skin growth. Both can be mildly or aggressively invasive depending on how many layers are involved. The only difference between the two treatments is the method used in achieving the intended results. Microdermabrasion uses a surgical tool that gently scrapes the skin while a chemical peel uses solutions, usually acid based, to attain a similar result. Microdermabrasion does better in removing small acne scars as there is more control on which tiny spots need more scraping.