The dermatological procedure known as microdermabrasion, is an anti-aging skin treatment and corrective procedure that is offered in our medical aesthetics office. It is gaining popularity because of its ease and the long-term benefits that it offers. There are many reasons to consider microdermabrasion. The procedure has the potential to meet a variety of your cosmetic needs, such as the visual improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, acne, acne scars and stretch marks.
Microdermabrasion – What It Can and Cannot Do for You
The microdermabrasion procedure has shown a lot of promise for the treatment of acne scars. Thanks to these promising results, it has become a go-to skin resurfacing treatment for acne scars. Some stubborn acne scars may require more intense and aggressive treatment, involving more passes and more rounds of microdermabrasion treatment to get the desired results. Similarly, raised or deeply pitted skin areas (possibly from old severe acne scars), and darker pigmented areas will most likely require multiple treatments/sessions.
Because microdermabrasion is a mild procedure, it is not recommended for those who have heavily damaged skin. In these cases, a more aggressive approach like a laser or a deep chemical peel needs to be considered. Microdermabrasion is also unable to remove tattoos. Other undiagnosed lesions, recent herpes outbreaks, warts, active, weeping acne (stages 3 to 4) and active rosacea are the skin disorders that cannot be treated with microdermabrasion.
Lastly, the microdermabrasion procedure is not suitable for patients who have had any kind of facial rejuvenation procedure or treatment such as Botox injections, collagen implants, or chemical peels for up to 3-6 months. So microdermabrasion should be done prior to any of the above treatments.
Does the microdermabrasion treatment hurt?
One of the nice things about having a microdermabrasion treatment done is that it is a very mild procedure. When compared to chemical peels and dermabrasion, microdermabrasion has been determined to be less traumatic and much less time consuming. With microdermabrasion treatment there is no downtime required for the recovery. There are other benefits of microdermabrasion as well. The procedure is quick (it can be done over your lunch break!) and you can get done at one of many out patient clinics. The procedure uses a closed-loop negative pressure microdermabrasion unit that passes aluminum oxide crystals onto your skin under the negative vacuum pressure.
Practical Microdermabrasion Information
The right kind of microdermabrasion information is important to know before going in for the procedure. Microdermabrasion can be used to treat a vast range of skin imperfections. It is especially effective for treating skin aging and photo damage. Microdermabrasion can be used on most skin types and most of the skin disorders like aging skin, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, rhytides, keratoses, blemished skin, thickened skin and brown spots and pigmentation.
Most patients actually feel and see a difference after just one or two treatments, but scheduling additional treatments helps to increase and maintain the improvement. The skin improvement after microdermabrasion treatment is brought about by stimulation of fibroblast proliferation and collagen production. The new collagen deposition makes the skin smoother and reduces the visibility of skin blemishes.
There are many things to consider when one decides that microdermabrasion is their desired dermatological procedure. Make sure you know what this type of treatment can and cannot do for your skin, as well as what you should expect from the treatment itself. Overall it is a clear choice for most patients, but remember its limitations and keep in mind what your desired results are!
Microdermabrasion in Central Massachusetts
RenovoMD is located in Northborough Massachusetts and is easily accessed from Shrewsbury, Worcester, Westborough and other Central MA locations.