Microdermabrasion treatment is a simple and safe way to improve your complexion. It corrects skin damage and can help you get the best results from your skin care regimen. At the Maryland cosmetic surgery office of Dr. Michael J. Will, trained aestheticians use microdermabrasion and achieve highly satisfying results for our patients.
Microdermabrasion treatments are safe and effective. The technique was first created as an alternative to harsh skin resurfacing techniques such as chemical peels and traditional dermabrasion. If you are interested in a skin treatment that has no associated risks and downtime, this treatment may be right for you.
What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microdermabrasion treatments can help improve the tone and texture of your skin. We perform microdermabrasion treatments in order to improve sun damage and other superficial skin issues.
Microdermabrasion can help improve the appearance of:
- acne and other blemishes,
- mild acne scars, acne, and
- fine lines and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion treatments can be performed on many areas of your body. You can choose to treat your face, chest, neck, back, arms, and hands. Because it only removes the surface layer of your skin, some sensitive areas of your body may even be treated. Microdermabrasion is a pain-free procedure, so there’s no need for anesthesia.
Microdermabrasion is thought to work because it exfoliates the skin and stimulates your skin to produce more collagen.
How Is Microdermabrasion Performed?
During your microdermabrasion treatment, you will lie comfortably while a technician operates the microdermabrasion machine. This special machine has a hand piece that blows abrasive crystals onto the skin and suctions them off. The operator passes the device over your skin, performing gentle mechanical abrasion that resurfaces and exfoliates.
Our technicians can control the amount of suction in the hand piece and decide how many times the device is passed over an area of your face. The greater the amount of suction and the more passes over an area, the better your results. This means that more suction can be used for a more aggressive treatment. If you want a gentle treatment, or feel any discomfort, the suction can be reduced for a customized treatment experience.
People prefer microdermabrasion because it is a less aggressive method than other skin rejuvenation methods such as laser skin resurfacing or a medium depth chemical peel.
After Your Microdermabrasion Treatment
After your microdermabrasion treatment, you should protect your skin from the sun, to extend your results and reduce sun-related skin damage. Your skin may be slightly pink, but there is no downtime associated with the treatment.
For best results, microdermabrasion treatments are often performed as a series. Once you have achieved your desired results, you may wish to return to our office for maintenance sessions to help maintain your healthy-looking skin.
Because microdermabrasion devices are exempt from FDA regulation, you can find this treatment at several Maryland medical spas, where staff might not be sufficiently educated on skin rejuvenation procedures. For the best microdermabrasion treatment by the most qualified practitioners, contact the Maryland cosmetic surgery office of Dr. Will.