What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion uses a device to vacuum aluminum oxide microcrystals across your skin’s surface. These crystals are similar to sand and they exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells on the surface layer of your skin.
What is it used to treat?
Microdermabrasion is used for a variety of skin issues. It is often used to treat:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Normal scars and acne scars
- Prominent, large pores
- Pigmentation issues caused by sun damage
- Skin peeling
- Stretch marks
- Congested skin
- Age spots
If you’d like to subtly improve your skin in a safe and natural looking way, microdermabrasion is a good option. It can create a smoother, more refreshed appearance and make blemishes less noticeable.
What is the treatment like?
At Sahara Medical Institute, those who choose microdermabrasion have their skin cleansed when they come in for an appointment. Once the skin is dry, the crystals are brushed over your face to remove the top layer of skin. Then, a cold wet towel or hydrating mask is applied to your face to soothe the sink. Last, moisturizer with SPF is applied to your face. For best results, most patients come in for a series of treatments that can be spaced 10-30 days apart.
How should you protect your skin following a treatment?
After your microdermabrasion treatment, your skin will temporarily be more vulnerable to sun damage. This makes it extra important to avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen whenever you’ll be outside. In addition to taking extra care in the sun, you can continue with your normal skin care routine to keep your skin moisturized and clean. If you have more questions about aftercare, ask your dermatologist for advice.
Microdermabrasion can give you softer, smoother, younger looking skin. If you’d like to learn more about this treatment and other cosmetic procedures that can enhance your appearance, schedule a consultation at the Sahara Medical Institute.