Modern skincare treatments are abounding, with so many available it is impossible to keep track of them all. Thankfully, you don’t have to, because few hold their own when compared to microdermabrasion, a dermatologist-trusted procedure that exfoliates the skin. This exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface which contribute to fine lines, flaking, discoloration and texture irregularities. Although the name may sound harsh (microdermabrasion literally means small-scale skin scraping), it renews the skin and allows the healthy cells to flourish.
What’s the difference between a chemical peel and a microdermabrasion treatment?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin care treatment that improves fine lines, aging skin, and discoloration by removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. Essentially, microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliation that uses a vacuum to remove the dead skin cells. It is completely safe, pain-free, and requires no downtime post-treatment.
Microdermabrasion treats the following conditions:
- Dry skin
- Fine lines
- Uneven pigmentation
- Clogged pores
- Minor scars
- Skin texture problems
How chemical peels differs from microdermabrasion is how the outer layer of the skin is removed to find the new skin underneath. Microdermabrasion gently removes the dead skin cells by suction, whereas chemical peels use a chemical solution to dissolve the dead skin cells.
Is microdermabrasion good for your skin?
Yes, microdermabrasion is good for the skin. Although results may vary from person to person, the procedure has been shown to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and shallow acne scars. Microdermabrasion can help minimize pores and is great for unclogging them, making it the perfect treatment for people who are affected by enlarged pores. The treatment may decrease the appearance of superficial skin damage caused by the sun, such as hyperpigmentation and age spots. Removing dead skin using this procedure can aid in the penetration of skincare products by up to 50%, which greatly increases the efficacy of topical lotions, creams and masks. And because microdermabrasion leaves a more even skin surface, it allows makeup to go on more smoothly. Microdermabrasion provides many benefits for the skin, beyond simply minimizing physical irregularities. When administered by a qualified skincare professional, this treatment can work wonders for all skin types.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
By removing dead skin cells and the damaged top layer of skin, patients can reasonably expect to see dramatic changes in their skin’s texture, tone, and color, such as:
- Fresher-looking skin
- Diminished wrinkles
- Minimized fine lines
- Smoother skin
- Brighter skin tone
- Better skin color
- Shrunken pores
- Reduced age spots
- Faded scars
- Firmer, tighter skin
- Cleaner-looking skin
- More radiant complexion
- Rejuvenated appearance
In addition, microdermabrasion is:
- Minimally invasive
- Virtually painless
- Little or no downtime
- Safe and effective for all skin types
How long do the results of microdermabrasion last?
The effects of microdermabrasion typically last for about one month. The length of time results will last varies depending on several factors, including:
- Patient’s age
- Severity of the skin condition being treated
- How well the patient responds to treatment
Although the time frame varies, for most patients, it is common to schedule regular appointments every 4 weeks.
If you want to benefit from healthier, younger-looking skin, come to Fountains Medical today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating many types of skin concerns with microdermabrasion and can help you look and feel your best! Call us today at (601) 228-0568 to book an appointment, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 120 Fountains Blvd Suite 2002, Madison, MS 39110. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, come visit us today! We serve patients from Madison MS, Jackson MS, Ridgeland MS, Canton MS, Flora MS, Brandon MS, and Meltonville MS. Looking forward to serve you!