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What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. Its benefits include softening of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing out coarsely textured skin, decreasing the appearance of scarring, decreasing pore size, and reducing age spots. Dr. Stuart Lipton of Lewisville, TX offers microdermabrasion to patients in the greater Dallas area.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
This treatment is an exfoliation process that removes the uppermost lays of dead skin cells from the face, chest, and hands by using a vacuum and pressure system to remove skin cells with tiny crystals. The dead skin is removed, revealing a layer of fresh, new, even-toned skin. The results are immediate, and there is no downtime associated with the procedure.
What is the difference between micro-needling and microdermabrasion?
Microneedling and microdermabrasion work differently within various layers of the skin. Microdermabrasion is intended to reduce pigment problems, sun damage, and other concerns that affect the outermost layer of the skin. Microneedling is performed to stimulate tissue repair beginning in the deeper layers of the skin. Each offers specific benefits and, in some cases, are complimentary.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a great non-invasive anti-aging procedure. Patients who make ideal candidates for microdermabrasion include patients with:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Uneven toned skin
- Minor scarring
Unfortunately, this procedure is not for everybody. Patients with deep scars, warts, diabetes, and auto-immune disorders are not good candidates for this treatment. This procedure is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment
Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective treatment for improving skin tone, texture, and color. There is no pain or recovery time associated with this procedure, so patients can return to work immediately after their treatment. As opposed to dermabrasion, which is only suitable for fair skin, microdermabrasion is effective for all skin types. This procedure is known to be especially beneficial for Asian and dark-skinned patients who are at higher risk for skin discoloration.
Does microdermabrasion stimulate collagen?
While the initial changes from microdermabrasion are visible on the epidermis, the effects of treatment reach deeper beneath the outermost layer of the skin. Over time, the dermis receives substantial benefit from this procedure, leading to improved dermatologic health and thickness. Research suggests that microdermabrasion treatment:
- Increases the number of collagen fibers in the skin, resulting in the more consistent organization and thickness of tightly-packed bundles.
- Increases the number of elastic fibers in the skin and also reorients them to sit vertically rather than horizontally in the skin. This gives the skin more “bounce.”
- Increases the number and size of fibroblast cells, which are responsible for collagen production.
Does microdermabrasion hurt?
Microdermabrasion is not painful. Patients often describe their treatment as fine sandpaper moving across the skin or getting licked by a cat’s fuzzy tongue. If you’ve ever performed an exfoliating treatment at home using a mildly abrasive face wash, you have an idea of what microdermabrasion feels like. Depending on your treatment, your skin may feel slightly tender for a day or two, similar to having a sunburn. Most people are very comfortable both during and after their microdermabrasion procedure.
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What are the risks of microdermabrasion?
There are few risks associated with microdermabrasion performed on healthy skin. People who have taken isotretinoin in the past 6 months are not good candidates due to an increased risk of scarring. Otherwise, most adults can undergo this treatment without complications. Some of the common side effects that can occur for a few days after microdermabrasion include:
- Mild swelling
- Redness that looks similar to a minor sunburn
- A stinging or burning sensation
- Increased photosensitivity (use sunscreen)
Many patients experience softer, smoother glowing skin after the first treatment. Results of this treatment include:
- A single treatment will improve the appearance of dull, tired skin and can improve breakout-prone areas.
- Extreme cases of acne and for treating signs of aging, a series of approximately six treatments will be most effective.
- It will also enhance topical treatment products because the skin is able to penetrate the product more effectively.
How long do the effects of microdermabrasion last?
Human skin typically regenerates about every 30 days. Old cells should slough off and new cells come to the surface. As regeneration occurs, the appearance and texture of the skin may change. Microdermabrasion can be performed as often as every few weeks to maintain glowing, smooth skin amidst continual cellular turnover.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
The cost of microdermabrasion is dependent on the patient’s skin condition and how many treatments are needed to achieve the desired results.
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