Medical Microdermabrasion Questions and Answers
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What is medical microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that is minimally invasive, used to renew and improve the skin’s overall tone and texture. It can be used to improve the overall appearance of the skin by minimizing the effects of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, melasma and other skin conditions that can detract from a smooth, youthful complexion. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that rejuvenates the skin by gently removing the thick outer layer of the skin using a special applicator that has an abrasive surface. Alternatively, a spray and suction method can be used that achieves the same results. This technique involves spraying the skin with fine particles of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate that is then suctioned up. Microdermabrasion is generally considered to be a safe procedure that can be used on most skin colours and types for a vast assortment of skin concerns. It can easily be performed in as an in-office treatment, with the procedure taking about an hour. Practitioners need to be licensed skincare professionals with training specifically in microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is an FDA-approved procedure that has been used since the mid-1990’s.
What are the benefits of medical microdermabrasion?
Due to the nature of the procedure and it being only minimally invasive, there are many benefits to microdermabrasion as a skin rejuvenation treatment, over other procedures. Downtime from the procedure is minimal, if any, with patients being able to resume their normal daily activities immediately following treatment. Results from the treatment are also noticeable immediately after the initial procedure as opposed to having to wait days or weeks to see changes to your complexion. With any skincare treatment, results are not permanent and repeated treatments will be required in order to maintain the results. Your practitioner will help you understand your treatment plan including the number of initial sessions required for the desired results, based on your unique skin condition, as well as the frequency of follow up maintenance treatments. Side effects from microdermabrasion procedures are minimal and can include redness, swelling and mild tenderness, with these going away within a few hours. You may also experience dry or flaky skin which can be easily managed using a good quality moisturizer. If using the spray and suction method of microdermabrasion, you may experience some minor bruising as a result of the suction process. This will fade within a few days. Microdermabrasion is also fairly inexpensive, which is a benefit considering it is a cosmetic procedure and therefore not typically covered by most insurance plans.
What is microdermabrasion facial good for?
A microdermabrasion facial is good for a wide variety of skin conditions that affect the overall tone and texture of the face. It is safe for most skin colours and types, making it a good option for consideration for most patients looking to improve their complexion. Microdermabrasion can be used for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots, acne scars, enlarged pores and blackheads, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and texture, dull-looking skin complexion, sun damage and melasma. Many practices that perform microdermabrasion procedures will offer consultation appointments to prospective patients. This is an opportunity to meet with the practitioner and determine if you are a suitable candidate for microdermabrasion based on the skin conditions you have and are looking to improve. They will be able to provide you with the details of the procedure, how many treatments you will potentially need, what you can expect from your treatment and answer any additional questions you have. Individual results will vary based on a number of factors, including the severity of the condition you are receiving treatment for. It is important to understand all of the potential risks of a treatment prior to pursuing it and the practitioner will be able to go through all of that with you prior to you starting treatment.
Interested in Medical Microdermabrasion? InShape Medical offers Medical Microdermabrasion in Cary, NC. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We serve clients from Cary NC, Raleigh NC, Durham NC, Chapel Hill NC, Apex NC, Pittsboro NC, and Garner NC.
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