Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical skin resurfacing technique to restore a youthful appearance to your face. It gently removes the top layer of skin to reveal the fresher, healthier looking skin underneath.
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Who Can Benefit From Microdermabrasion?
You may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion if your skin has the following conditions:
There are several different types of skin resurfacing techniques, such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing. The doctor will help you to determine the best technique for your specific concerns.
Depending upon your desired result, you may have to have repeated microdermabrasion treatments every two to three weeks. The results of microdermabrasion generally last for a few weeks, and monthly maintenance may be necessary.
What is the Procedure Like?
Microdermabrasion utilizes a device that applies gentle abrasion to the face which removes dead skin cells and essentially "polishes" your skin. The procedure takes one hour or less and is not painful. It will be performed in the doctor's office, and you will be allowed go home right away.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Microdermabrasion is sometimes called a "lunchtime" procedure because you can go back to work and resume all other normal activities immediately. Your skin may appear a bit pink immediately after the procedure, but you can apply makeup to conceal the irritation, which should subside within a few hours.
What Are the Risks of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a very simple and safe procedure, and complications are extremely rare.