Everyone wants to have smooth clear skin. Today there are many non-surgical choices your doctor can make to help you achieve this goal.Microdermabrasion is one of these choices and can help your skin look and feel smoother and younger after just one treatment. At Avicenna Medical Center we use a state of the art microdermabrasion machine which is safe, effective, and non-irritating to the skin.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and non-chemical treatment which uses small microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of skin. This outer layer is composed of dead, dry skin cells. Once removed your younger, healthier looking skin is revealed. It is a safe and effective treatment for many skin conditions.
A hand held device is used to direct a stream of fine crystals toward the skin. These crystals remove the outermost layer of dead dry skin cells. You should not experience redness or pain from the procedure. Microdermabrasion can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, hand, and any almost any other part of the body. Since the procedure is non-invasive (not surgery) there is no downtime and you can return to your normal activities right after your treatment.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
The most profound benefit is softer and smoother younger looking skin. Your skin is composed of many layers. The outermost layer normally sloughs off to reveal new skin. As your skin ages this process slows down and can cause dry skin and cause you to look older. Microdermabrasion deep cleans the skin and can help diminish the look of age spots and fine lines. Not only does microdermabrasion deep clean the skin, but it is also effective for treating acne and chickenpox scars. Pore size is reduced and your skin naturally tightens up due to an increase in the production of collagen. This procedure is also an effective treatment for whiteheads and blackheads.
The Microdermabrasion Treatment
The treatment lasts from 20 to 40 minutes depending on the area being treated. You will be made comfortable and your skin will be cleansed. You may receive medication to help you relax. A hand held device will be held near the skin which directs small crystals toward the area to be treated. These crystals remove the dead skin cells and reveal younger smoother skin. Once the treatment is complete you can return to your daily activities without any downtime or redness.
Microdermabrasion is best for people with fair skin and is safe for all skin types. People with darker skin tones may experience scarring or discoloration from the treatment. Tell your doctor if you have been using any acne medications or have a tendency to scar easily. Although safe, microdermabrasion may not be the best choice for you. Your doctor will discuss your options and make the best recommendation based on your skin type, skin tone, and results desired.
Call or contact Avicenna Medical Center today and ask about our many cosmetic procedures. We want you to have the best skin possible and microdermabrasion may be a good option for you.