Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that "polishes" and
renews your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Your skin is the largest organ in
your body; therefore, preserving its health is just as important as caring for
the rest of your body. The main advantages of microdermabrasion over other treatments
include minimal recovery time that will allow you to return to your regular activities
without delay and an immediately noticeable improvement in your skin's appearance.
procedure is ideal for treating skin conditions related to sun
damage, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and uneven surface
texture. Microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of dry,
dead skin cells revealing a fresher, younger looking face.
is a progressive treatment method, which means you'll gradually
obtain the results you want through a series of procedures done
over time. This frees you from the burden of having one drastic
procedure that requires several months to fully recover.
is a facial dermabrasion performed?
microdermabrasion procedures, your surgeon will use a precision
hand piece to glide fine crystals at a high speed across your
skin to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells from any part
of your body. The crystals are simultaneously vacuumed back through
a tubing system along with the old skin cells. Microdermabrasion
gently "sandblasts" away fine lines, wrinkles, acne
scars, sun damaged skin and age spots.
long does a facial dermabrasion take?
procedures normally take 10 to 45 minutes depending on the size
of the area treated. More complex procedures, such as treating
stretch marks can take up to two hours.
type of anesthesia is used?
is a fairly simple procedure that requires no anesthesia.
is the procedure performed?
is usually performed on an outpatient basis, in the surgeon's
office-based surgical suite.
can I return home and resume normal activities?
may return home immediately after your procedure. You may also
resume normal activities, including driving, following microdermabrasion
do I prepare for a facial dermabrasion?
your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss the changes
that you would like to make to your appearance. Since the appearance
of your skin is a matter of personal perception and preference,
you will need to discuss your concerns in detail so your surgeon
can determine the appropriate alternatives. Your surgeon will
evaluate and assess your skin and it's condition. Knowledge of
your allergies, medications and previous surgeries should be
brought to your surgeon's attention at this time. Your surgeon
may also recommend skin care programs and nutritional guidelines
that can enhance the results of your procedure. Your experience
will be much smoother if you remain compliant with your surgeon's
precautions are necessary during recovery?
patients only experience a slight flushing in their skin that
lasts about a day. You may experience a slight dryness in your
skin shortly after your procedure. If necessary, your surgeon
will recommend a moisturizer that will decrease the amount of
dryness. You may be advised to avoid wearing make-up for the
first day to allow your skin to "breathe" and rejuvenate
itself. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after your
treatment, so you will need to protect it by wearing sun block
lotions. Your surgeon may have other specific post-treatment
instructions to follow that are unique to your individual skin
the possible complication after a facial dermabrasion?
potential risks from microdermabrasion treatments are rare. They
include increased sensitivity to the sun, redness, dryness of
the skin, bruising and flaking. It is always important to be
informed about the possible complications before any procedure.
Be sure to discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon.
results can I expect after a facial dermabrasion?
after your procedure your skin will have a pink, flushed appearance
that will quickly lesson with each passing day. You will notice
an immediate improvement in the texture, smoothness and freshness
of your skin. Age spots, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles will
be greatly reduced, and acne scars will be less noticeable. Getting
the best results with microdermabrasion will usually require
about 2 - 12 treatments with each procedure spaced about two
weeks apart. Your individual goals and skin condition will enable
your physician to develop a treatment schedule that is best for