Microdermabrasion is the superstar of the beauty world--and for good reason. This cosmetic dermatology treatment can reduce acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone, creating bright and youthful skin. Here’s what you need to know about microdermabrasion and its benefits.
Microdermabrasion is a superficial peeling therapy that gently exfoliates the outer layer of the skin, revealing smooth skin underneath. During the treatment, a dermatologist uses a small tool to remove dead skin cells. This tool either sprays or rubs small crystals onto the surface of the skin to exfoliate. The entire procedure lasts about 30 minutes.
Keep in mind that microdermabrasion is different from dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a more aggressive treatment that removes the outer layer of the skin using an abrasive tool. This procedure typically requires a topical anesthetic and may have more side effects.
Since microdermabrasion is minimally abrasive, clients can expect few side effects. You may notice redness, dryness, and flaking for a few days following treatment. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen. Following after care instructions will help reduce potential side effects.
Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular skin treatments because this exfoliating therapy is gentle and effective on most skin types. To give you more reasons to add this treatment to your skin care regimen, microdermabrasion also offers a wide variety of cosmetic benefits:
Remember to always book your microdermabrasion treatments at a dermatology and cosmetic center. At-home treatments are not as effective and can damage the skin. A licensed dermatologist will ensure that this treatment is right for you and perform the treatment safely. Your dermatologist can answer your questions about microdermabrasion and other exfoliating therapies at a consultation appointment.
The skin experts at Pacific Dermatology Specialists are proud to offer microdermabrasion among our cosmetic treatments. With locations in Carson, CA and other communities in the Greater Los Angeles area, we provide quality cosmetic services in our clean and professional offices. We also offer medical and surgical services to support your overall skin health. Contact us today to learn more about our offerings or to book an appointment.