Looking for more youthful, fresh, glowing skin? If you don’t have time to let your face recover from a more invasive procedure but still want a more even skin tone and revitalization, then microdermabrasion might be the treatment for you. This procedure, performed by a dermatologist in the office, is less harsh on the skin than a dermabrasion treatment. However, you can still get great results to incorporate into your skincare and aging routine.
What Is It?
Microdermabrasion involves using tiny crystals to exfoliate the skin, penetrating deeper than an over-the-counter exfoliating treatment or mask you would do at home. It’s fairly gentle, doesn’t require downtime or extensive recovery, and doesn’t take anesthetics or other medicine to accomplish or treat. Unlike the harsher dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and skin tones. Your dermatologist will be able to recommend the treatment that’s right for you.
What Does It Do?
After several treatments, patients may see a more even skin tone, radiant skin, and smoother texture. Dermatologists also may recommend incorporating microdermabrasion treatments into a skin treatment routine to enhance the effects of other anti-aging products. Microdermabrasion can help these products penetrate deeper, having a more prominent effect.
What Are the Side Effects?
Microdermabrasion treatments are perfect for the patient on the go who doesn’t have downtime to let their face recover after a harsher treatment. After microdermabrasion, the skin may be pink for 24 hours, but quickly returns to a normal coloration. After the procedure, use moisturizer and broad-spectrum sunscreen to speed up the healing process and prevent any damage to your new skin.
This treatment is a great way to combat aging, but since it is just for aesthetics, it’s typically not covered by insurance policies. Check with your dermatologist to see if this procedure is right for you and your skin.