Hundreds of thousands of microdermabrasion procedures are performed in the United States every year. In fact, it’s one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments available today.
This uniquely effective and affordable procedure is not uncomfortable and has no or recovery period, which helps explain its growing popularity.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Think of microdermabrasion as a heavy-duty exfoliation procedure.
It removes the top few layers of dry, dead skin cells that clog your pores and make your skin look dull and lifeless. As a result of the deep exfoliation, you are left with smoother, younger-looking skin.
So how does microdermabrasion work?
Our cosmetic nurse guides a Dermasweep wand over the skin. This wand has small bristles with different tips that we customize, directing it carefully based upon the sensitivity and tolerance of each patient’s skin. Infusions are added to treat skin pigmentation, dehydration, aging, and other skincare needs.
What Can You Expect from Microdermabrasion Treatment?
Have you ever been licked by a cat?
Many patients tell us that the procedure feels similar: gentle, but slightly rough. And it’s quick, requiring only about 15 to 30 minutes. Since there’s no downtime, you can come in for a treatment on your lunch hour.
Because microdermabrasion is painless, no needles or anesthetic are necessary.
After microdermabrasion, your skin may have a mild pink or red tone, which will quickly fade. Applying sunscreen after the treatment is essential, as you’ll be more sensitive to the sun at this time. Moisturizer is also recommended, as your face may experience a mild, temporary dryness.
Microdermabrasion stimluates circulation and boosts your natural collagen production, which helps skin look smoother and fuller. And although the results may not be as dramatic as some of the more extensive cosmetic treatments (like chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing or injectable fillers), our patients are thrilled with the results.
In fact, many patients swear by microdermabrasion because it provides a naturally youthful and healthy look without the higher cost and downtime.
Who Should Consider Microdermabrasion?
Do you have fine lines or wrinkles? Uneven pigmentation or age spots? Mild acne or superficial acne scars? If so, microdermabrasion may be the ideal option for you. The procedure can also help minimize oily, enlarged or clogged pores, and will leave the skin with a refreshed, youthful glow, making skin appear radiant.
You may want to schedule future treatments to enjoy ongoing results. Treatments are so affordable that many patients opt for a regular microdermabrasion maintenance regimen.
Not everyone is a candidate for this anti-aging procedure. If you have deep-set wrinkles, dark brown spots or severe acne or scarring, microdermabrasion will not be as effective. In addition, anyone with an autoimmune disorder or cystic acne is generally advised to avoid this type of cosmetic treatment.
The Beauty Now team at Mobley MD Utah Facial Plastic Surgery can help you decide whether microdermabrasion is your best treatment option to achieve the results you want. Contact our convenient Salt Lake City, Utah, office today to schedule a consultation with one of our professional aesthetic artists, and to learn more about microdermabrasion.