Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that improves the appear of skin by gently removing the rough outer-layer of skin cells. This rejuvenating procedure is used to treat sun damage, light scarring, stretch marks, and uneven coloration; it can also be used to treat acne and fine lines. Microdermabrasion also helps promote the skin’s production of collagen resulting in better skin tone. After a series of treatments, patients report their skin appears firmer, brighter, and clearer than before.
Using a high-speed stream of microcrystals to exfoliate the skin, the microdermabrasion procedure is a safe and effective therapy for softer, smoother skin. As the microcrystals gently sand and refine the skin’s surface, a vacuum sucks up the debris leaving a flawless finish. It is one of the softest skin rejuvenation procedures available. Patients report little to no discomfort either during or after treatment. The procedure does not use any harsh chemicals, requires no anaesthetic, and results are immediate (though multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimal results).
In addition to restoring skin’s healthy texture and youthful appearance, microdermabrasion offers other advantages. First, the process increases circulation within the skin’s deeper layer, bringing increased oxygen and nutrients to the skin – improving its health from the inside-out. Second, by removing the rough outer layer of skin cells, microdermabrasion can increase the penetration and efficacy of skin care products. Third, microdermabrasion cleans oil and dirt from your pores, reducing irritation and inflammation in the skin.
Microdermabrasion works effectively on the face, neck, forearms, and hands. It is suitable for all skin types and colors, and will not cause scarring or fading. Many patients opt for microdermabrasion over other traditional treatments such as chemical peels or laser procedures because it requires no down-town and is gentler on the skin. While there are commercially-available kits for use at home that offer similar benefits at a lower price point, the microdermabrasion techniques used by dermatologists and nurse estheticians are able to remove more surface cells and achieve better results.
Depending on the area being treated, your microdermabrasion appointment can be completed in as little as five minutes. Most dermatologists will recommend a series of six to ten treatments – spaced at one to two-week intervals – to achieve your desired results. After initial treatment, occasional visits can help maintain and prolong results.
Here at Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Dermatology our patients come first. Our friendly, professional staff channels our energy into creating the best possible experience possible for you. Dermatological issues can be sensitive, so we create a custom-tailored approach that suits each unique individual. Call today to schedule your consultation.