Benefits of Microdermabrasion Treatment
The benefits of Microdermabrasion are plentiful, as it offers deep exfoliation in a safe and effective manner, gently removing thick, uneven outer layers of skin. A procedure developed in Italy in 1985, over half a million Microdermabrasion procedures are performed in the U.S. alone.
What is Microdermabrasion?
What is Microdermabrasion and how does it help? Microdermabrasion works by propelling microcrystals all across the skin in order to loosen and remove dead skin cells. This in turn improves the texture of the skin by rendering it smoother. It additionally promotes the production of collagen and new skin cells. This makes treating wrinkles, scarring, and many other skin issues the obvious benefits of microdermabrasion.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
The benefits of microdermabrasion are many. They show with just one single treatment session, but they increase with repeat treatment sessions. A minimum of 5 or 6 sessions is generally recommended for best results, with a maximum of around 10 to 12 sessions. This depends on exactly what skin issue is being treated and its severity, however. The following is a list of benefits that should help you better consider if Microdermabrasion is right for you:
One of the benefits of Microdermabrasion is how fast as procedure it is.
The procedure itself can take from 30 minutes to upwards of an hour, depending on the size of the area or areas being treated. It much less painful than other treatment types geared toward attaining similar results, and it is also more cost-friendly in comparison.
Microdermabrasion treatment is optimal for a great many different types of skin issues, such as expression lines, wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks, flaking skin, enlarged pores, sun damage, hyperpigmenation, and dry skin among others.
Microdermabrasion facial treatment is a wonderful option for patients looking for a painless but effective alternative. Although it can be used to treat many different areas of skin such as the neck and upper chest, the face is the preferred area for treatment by most patients thanks to its many benefits and advantages over other treatments.
Why would I come to Dr. Myers instead of doing at-home microdermabrasion?
When this procedure is performed by a skin care professional like Dr. Myers, the results are generally much better. Furthermore, at-home options don’t generally go as deep as many patients would like, meaning their impact can’t be as great.
There are also important considerations before you try microdermabrasion. A mole or a growing spot on the skin can indicate cancer, and you should see a dermatologist before trying microdermabrasion.
If you’ve taken certain acne medications in the past, microdermabrasion can cause scarring or other complications, so you’ll want to avoid it. And if you scar easily in general, you may want to consult with Dr. Myers before trying the procedure.
Dr. David Myers
Dr. David Myers is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. His expertise and attention to detail make him a trusted doctor in his community.