The skin takes a brutal undertaking each day as the largest organ of the human body. As it is fully exposed to the sun, wind, all atmosphere, and other chemicals from lotions and clothing, the skin will show signs of reaction. Skin cells are created to replace themselves, yet when they linger on the skin’s surface they can build up and cause the skin to look dull and aged. Microdermabrasion is a process that helps to remove the dead, outer layer of skin and to stimulate the rejuvenation of younger looking skin.
Microdermabrasion is considered to be a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to gently sand your facial skin, removing the thicker outer layer that contributes to the aging of the skin. The sanding of the outer layer of skin not only removes old, dead skin cells, but it also helps to produce collagen. Microdermabrasion is a procedure in which the skin is wounded on a superficial level. This wounding promotes the production of collagen so that the skin looks fuller, more radiant, and more youthful. Microdermabrasion is typically used for the following concerns:
- Exfoliation of the skin for a refreshed appearance
- Improving hyperpigmentation (patches of dark skin)
- Improving age spots
- Eliminating black heads
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction of enlarged pores
- Treatment for acne and/or acne scarring
Microdermabrasion is an out-patient procedure that requires no down time following the procedure. After your procedure is complete, your skin may have a reddened appearance, but this coloring will fade in a short amount of time. You will need to use a special moisturizer and sunscreen to promote enhanced results from microdermabrasion, but other than that there is nothing more to this simple procedure. The results of microdermabrasion are a polished and radiant facial appearance that should be long-lasting. Many patients choose to create what is called a “maintenance plan” for monthly or bi-monthly microdermabrasion treatments in order to continue to see desired results.
Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists today to learn more about microdermabrasion and what it can do for the radiance of your skin.