Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical skin procedure that can revitalize wrinkled and aging skin. It does this by buffing away the old, dry, and depleted top layers of skin. By exfoliating the skin in this way, a new smooth and fresh layer can take its place.
Because microdermabrasion uses micro aluminum oxide crystals to sandblast your skin, there's no need for dangerous or painful chemicals or lasers.
Microdermabrasion is great for people who'd like to remove their blotchy skin, age spots, fine wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, large pores, and uneven skin texture and tone. In particular, it can be used to perfect superficial wrinkles around the upper lip and crow's feet area around the eyes. People of all skin types and colors can benefit from a microdermabrasion treatment
Overall, the whole procedure from start to finish takes less than 30 minutes, meaning you don't have to disrupt your entire day. The first step is to thoroughly wash the skin to remove any dirt, oil, and other debris from the surface. Next, your doctor will use a handheld tool to direct a stream of aluminum oxide crystals onto the desired areas.
These crystals will scrape away the top, dead layer of skin. The handheld device also acts as a vacuum, sucking up this skin to keep the area clean. To finish the treatment, your doctor will apply a special moisturizer and sunblock for protection. Afterward, your skin may appear a bit pink, but you should not experience any pain, itching, or another discomfort.
In most cases, a single treatment will not be enough for lasting results. Most patients require around five to 10 sessions every 10 to 14 days for a complete transformation. After the initial treatment, your skin should maintain its healthy glow for at least three months, after which you might need a maintenance treatment to smooth things out again.
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