What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage and stretch marks.
What is microdermabrasion good for?
Patients with fine facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars are good candidates for microdermabrasion. Patients with rosacea or acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments.
How many sessions of microdermabrasion do you need?
Additional Treatment Sessions. Most patients require more than one microdermabrasion treatment session to achieve the most beneficial results. Sessions are generally performed one to two weeks apart, and about five to twelve treatments are typically necessary.
What are the benefits of a microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion sloughs off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Many patients see dramatic improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas after just one treatment. Microdermabrasion can also improve: Oily or dull skin.
How often do you need to get microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin’s tolerance and desired cosmetic effects. Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions, then change to a monthly maintenance regimen.
Does microdermabrasion hurt?
Many people choose microdermabrasion over chemical peels and laser treatment because it is generally safer and more cost-effective. The procedure may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t hurt (though skin can feel a little tender afterwards)