Microdermabrasion is a tried and true non-invasive skin-resurfacing procedure. During microdermabrasion, the top layer of dead skin cells is gently exfoliated and polished away while stimulating collagen growth to reveal healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother. Microdermabrasion also helps to even out your complexion to make it smoother, brighter, and more even-toned. This procedure is generally considered safe and effective for all skin tones.
While it is possible to find at-home kits, the microdermabrasion that a dermatologist performs is entirely different. When performed by a skilled skincare expert, microdermabrasion goes deeper into the skin more safely, and the results are evident immediately after the treatment. You will see clearer, more youthful skin without any downtime.
How It Works
The microdermabrasion process is similar to how you would exfoliate your skin at home, but it is performed with specialized equipment designed to cleanse your skin thoroughly. Your clinician uses a special handheld applicator with an abrasive surface to sand away the thick outer layer of skin gently. The abrasive surface is typically made up of fine crystals or minute diamond-studded tips to scrub the skin, and then the dead skin is vacuumed up.
When the top layer of skin is removed, the body quickly replaces the lost skin cells with healthy new cells. This is the basic principle of Microdermabrasion. The exfoliating action and a gentle massaging action also stimulate blood flow to the skin, thus improving the skin’s elasticity and texture, providing smoother, glowing skin.
Microdermabrasion does not use any needles or anesthetics and is therefore painless and has no downtime. A single session may last from a few minutes to an hour. You can return to everyday life immediately after the session. Remember to protect your skin with sunscreen after the procedure.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is known for its non-invasive method for producing seemingly magical results on the skin. Other benefits include the following:
Microdermabrasion at Warmuth Institute of Dermatology
If you’re looking for a safe, non-invasive, and quick way to rejuvenate your skin, Microdermabrasion might be a good option for you. Call Warmuth Institute at (856) 358-1500 to set up a consultation with one of our skincare professionals and find out if Microdermabrasion is the right fit for you. Our clinicians can guide you on the best skin rejuvenation program for your skin-related concerns.
Microdermabrasion works best on people experiencing dull or sallow-looking skin, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, stretch marks, melasma, sun damage, and mild acne or acne scars. While Microdermabrasion works well for all skin types and age groups, those over 70 are likely to have more mature and sensitive skin, which may be susceptible to bruising. It is ideal to consult a dermatologist before opting for the procedure in such cases.
Most skin types can tolerate and benefit from Microdermabrasion, but you should consult with an experienced skincare specialist if you have sensitive or problematic skin. Mild acne and scars can benefit from Microdermabrasion. But if the acne is severe, then Microdermabrasion could end up irritating the skin more. It is best to consult a specialist before opting for the procedure.
There is no downtime after a Microdermabrasion session. Patients do not need any anesthetics and are unlikely to have any skin redness unless they have extremely sensitive skin. In such cases, it is best to consult with a skincare specialist before undergoing treatment.
Most people see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. However, the number of Microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns. Your skincare specialist may also recommend a maintenance schedule for your skincare needs.
Microdermabrasion usually has temporary results since it only works on renewing the top-most layer of skin. Human skin typically regenerates in about 30 days. For continued benefits of Microdermabrasion, it might be beneficial to repeat the treatment with enough frequency. Talk to one of our qualified specialists to determine what sort of maintenance schedule is ideal for your skin.
Most people tend to tolerate the procedure well. However, there may be cases when some people may experience mild tenderness or redness of the skin. These conditions usually resolve on their own after a few hours.