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Does Microdermabrasion Actually Work?

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Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment used to refresh and rejuvenate the complexion. This procedure offers superficial exfoliation, which means a small number outer skin cells are removed during the process to create a more radiant appearance. While superficial exfoliation results in no discomfort or downtime, some patients wonder if there really is any gain without the pain. We have the lowdown on microdermabrasion to help you decide if this is the right procedure for you.

How does it work?

Microdermabrasion uses a special diamond-tip tool that is run across the skin’s surface. As the tool comes in contact with the skin, the outermost dermal layer is removed. The same tool then suctions away the loosened skin cells to create a smooth finish to the skin. The procedure only takes about 30 minutes to complete and it is nearly painless. Patients are able to return to regular activities as soon as the procedure is over.

What does it treat?

In addition to evening out skin texture and tone and producing an overall healthy glow, microdermabrasion can reduce the appearance of the following skin imperfections:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and superficial wrinkles
  • Shallow scarring from acne or chicken pox
  • Brown spots and other sun damage
  • Blackheads and whiteheads

Microdermabrasion Benefits

When comparing microdermabrasion to other methods of skin exfoliation and rejuvenation, it can be difficult to know which procedure will give you the specific results you are looking for. Dr. Smith and the staff at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics will discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals with you to ensure you get the best procedure for you. Some of the benefits of microdermabrasion over other skin rejuvenation procedures include:

  • No preparation needed before the procedure and no anesthesia used
  • Procedure is both quick and comfortable compared to other treatments
  • Addresses a variety of concerns in a single treatment
  • Procedure is suitable for all skin types and tones
  • Enhances the results of topical skin care products by improving penetration
  • Completely safe with few risks and side effects to worry about

Getting Results

While microdermabrasion does offer a variety of benefits, the question remains, does the treatment actually deliver positive results? The short answer to that question is yes, but the results tend to be more subtle than you might see with deeper exfoliating treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing. To achieve the best possible results, most patients will need to schedule a series of treatments over a period of several months. However, you will see improvement after each treatment session, usually as soon as the procedure is completed.

Microdermabrasion offers positive results when used alone, but you can also further enhance your results by combining this procedure with the application of topical serums formulated for your specific skin type. You can also extend the results of your microdermabrasion treatments by using professional-grade products at home that continue to improve the health and appearance of your skin. The staff at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics will give you recommendations on ways to make the most of your microdermabrasion treatment.

Microdermabrasion may be the right treatment for you if you are looking for a fast, painless way to get a healthy, radiant glow. To learn more, contact Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics at 952-460-1970.