If you are looking for smoother, more radiant skin without invasive surgery or harsh chemicals, a microdermabrasion is a great option for revitalizing dull skin. Much like brushing your teeth, microderm helps to gently remove “plaque” and skin debris. Microdermabrasion is a manual exfoliating procedure where dead, dry skin is removed, leaving you walking out of the treatment with a fresh, healthy glow.
Since microdermabrasion produces only a very superficial depth of removal, it works best on improving superficial skin conditions such as early photo aging (sun damage), fine lines, age spots, enlarged pores, acne and superficial scarring. Usually multiple treatments (6-12 sessions) are recommended to see a significant improvement. Initially, people choose weekly treatments, and then gradually extend to monthly or bi monthly maintenance or touch up treatments. Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30 day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of 2-4 weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen and sun avoidance yield best results.
Microdermabrasion can be performed on the face, chest, hands and neck, however certain areas of the face should be avoided, such as the eyelids, and the upper lip is highly susceptible to bruising.
Microdermabrasion has a number of benefits, including unclogging pores, removing fine lines from the skin, evening our skin tone and removing rough or dead skin to name a few. After just one treatment, patients may notice an immediate softening of the skin, and even skin tone. Pores will be clear and often appear smaller. The benefits of microdermabrasion continue to intensify in the following week and makeup applied after the procedure will go on more smoothly and appear more even and natural.
Are you ready for a healthier, softer feeling you? Call our office at 208-468-9400 to schedule an appointment.