Often called the “lunchtime facial,” the increasingly popular cosmetic service known as the microdermabrasion treatment has a host of benefits. This superficial treatment is safe for almost any adult and can target several different skin concerns. Read on to find out why it’s a great idea to get a microdermabrasion treatment this summer!
The versatile microdermabrasion cosmetic treatment can help treat a variety of different skin concerns. Acne, one of the most common skin conditions, appears as a result of clogged pores. When sebum, or oil, is overproduced due to stress, diet, medications, climate, or any number of other reasons, it can mix with dirt, sweat, and dead skin cells in the pores. This causes blockages that lead to the blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and pustules known as acne.
Regular exfoliation is an important part of any skincare regimen for acne-prone skin, but often manual self-exfoliation doesn’t quite do the trick. So receiving regular microdermabrasion treatments -- roughly one every month to treat the skin, which regenerates about every 30 days -- can help. The microdermabrasion treatment sloughs off dead skin, effectively removing the layer where skin cells, dirt, sweat, and sebum combine to cause problems with acne.
Microdermabrasion can also help reverse the effects of aging and scars from conditions like acne or chickenpox. The exfoliating treatment can reduce acne scars by continuing to remove the topmost layer of skin, revealing smoother skin beneath. Microdermabrasion can also help treat sun damaged skin, reducing the appearance of pigmentation issues like dark spots and freckles, as well as minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. By continuing to assist the skin in its exfoliation process, you can keep skin looking younger longer and even reverse damage.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, superficial therapy. It acts as both a manual and chemical exfoliant, since a solution is typically applied to the skin followed by exfoliation with a special minimally abrasive instrument. This instrument removes dead skin cells and promotes fresh skin cell growth. These cells contain more collagen, which helps with the skin’s overall firmness and even tone.
The microdermabrasion treatment shows results within a few hours to a few days post-treatment. You can usually expect to see results from just one treatment, though in order to maximize your results and treat more stubborn skin conditions, you may need a series of treatments. Your doctor can assess your specific skincare concern and advise you on how many treatments you’ll need and how often.
A typical microdermabrasion treatment lasts around 30 minutes or less and can be combined with a traditional facial for a complete cleansing and moisturizing routine. The procedure is virtually painless. Minimal, if any, side effects may occur, including mild redness and irritation for a day or two post-treatment.
Interested in a microdermabrasion treatment? If you’re in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, contact The Dermatology Group today for an appointment. One of our board-certified specialists can perform this cosmetic treatment in our office.