Microdermabrasion for Younger, Healthy-Looking Skin
Improve or eliminate superficial skin problems with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical and non-invasive procedure that removes the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion treatment also encourages the production of a new layer of skin cells containing higher levels of collagen and elastin, both of which further improve your skin’s appearance.
Questions about Microdermabrasion?
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Microdermabrasion: Results on all skin types and colors…
Microdermabrasion can improve or eliminate superficial skin problems. It works on all skin types and colors to produce subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. However, it is not effective for problems such as stretch marks, keloids (an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury) or deep acne scars. Microlaser Peels are the treatment of choice for these types of skin problems. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure, so there are little to no risks.
Microdermabrasion.. it’s not just for your face!
Microdermabrasion techniques are used to polish and refine the skin all over the body. Just as microdermabrasion is used on the face to diminish the appearance of lines, wrinkles, superficial scars, and discoloration, it can also be used quite effectively on the entire body surface. Microdermabrasion can help smooth rough surfaces which occur on the elbows, knees and heels. Patients who undergo body microdermabrasion enjoy the same benefits of facial microdermabrasion treatments.
Preparing For Your Microdermabrasion Treatment
Microdermabrasion has almost no pre-treatment requirements. You may be asked to stop using products that contain aspirin, however you will need to check with the prescribing doctor first. If you are a smoker, it would be better if you stopped smoking for a week before microderm abrasion, in order to improve the circulation of blood to the skin. If you are using Retin-A, Renova, Differin and certain glycolic acid products on a daily basis, stop doing so for about five days before your micro dermabrasion appointment. You should also avoid sunbathing, using sunbeds or waxing your skin for two weeks prior to treatment to lessen the sensitivity your skin may experience.
What Should You Expect During the Procedure
Microdermabrasion treatments in our Bergen County, NJ spa last less than an hour and are performed on an out-patient basis. The area to be treated will be cleaned, and then sterile micro-crystals will be used to gently exfoliate your skin. No anesthesia is needed. Microdermabrasion machine pressure is adjusted for your skin’s needs as its handpiece is moved across the treatment area delivering a precise stream of crystals onto the skin’s surface. The sloughed off skin cells and the left-over crystals are then suctioned off to reveal a fresh, vibrant skin surface.
Initial Microdermabrasion Benefits are Immediate
Usually, benefits from microdermabrasion treatments are immediately apparent, resulting in smoother, softer, clearer skin. However, optimal results will not be visible until all recommended treatments have been completed. The number of treatments required typically ranges from five to twelve sessions spaced a week or two apart.
Safe Skin Rejuvenation Procedures – Minimal Risk of Side-Effects
Because Microdermabrasion is non-invasive it has a low risk of complications and is one of the safest skin rejuvenation procedures available. Some patients report redness or dry feeling in their skin after a treatment, but this is temporary. Typical care following your Microdermabrasion treatment includes the use of moisturizers and sunscreens, and avoiding sun exposure for a few days.
Get the Facts about Microdermabrasion
Of course, we’ll be glad to answer your Microdermabrasion questions personally, so don’t hesitate to call The Elizabeth Roche M.D. Med Spa in Bergen County, NJ at 201-505-1020.