Microdermabrasion: How It Works to Improve Your Skin

You’ve heard it said that your skin is your body’s largest organ — that’s because it has a big job to do. Every day, it fights the effects of the environment, like the sun, dirt, and wind. It gets burned, dried out, scrubbed, neglected, poked, popped, and prodded. Eventually, it shows signs of age and mistreatment in the form of spots, wrinkles, and lines. One day you look in the mirror and realize you’ve been treating your skin all wrong. But don’t panic; you can make amends.

The experts at  Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, make things right between you and your skin again. One of the ways is through microdermabrasion. This technique has been around for many years and is generally considered appropriate for people with every type and color of skin. Here’s how it works.

Microdermabrasion basics

When considering any type of cosmetic procedure, two criteria should be at the top of your list: is it safe and effective? 

Microdermabrasion is safe

Primarily because microdermabrasion is minimally invasive, it’s one of the safest methods of skin rejuvenation you’ll find. The most common side effects are minor swelling, redness, and tenderness, but these usually subside within an hour of your treatment session.

You may experience some slight bruising in rare cases if your skin requires a bit more pressure from the treatment device. If this happens, it should fade away in a day or two.

Microdermabrasion is effective

Though it does not completely rid your face of every imperfection, microdermabrasion radically improves the appearance of your skin. If you walk into our office with age spots, acne scars, sun damage, melasma (dark patches of skin), and wrinkles, you’ll walk out with smoother, clearer skin. 

Keep in mind that it generally takes more than one treatment to reach maximum results. We can customize a treatment plan to help you reach your goal.

Microdermabrasion is comfortable

Although it sounds harsh, microdermabrasion is one of the most painless treatments you can receive. You’ll feel it working, but you won’t be in pain during or after the procedure.

How microdermabrasion works

Our experienced technician uses a small handheld wand that emits tiny crystals, gently exfoliating dead cells on the outer layer of your skin. This technique buffs away your skin’s top layer to reveal the healthy skin underneath. 

The procedure takes about 30 minutes, and there’s downtime or pain. You might experience some minor, temporary redness that will resolve within 24 hours. 

The results of each session are entirely personalized.

Why try microdermabrasion?

If you’re new to the skin rejuvenation game, microdermabrasion is a safe and painless way to get your feet (actually, your face) wet. It’s a great way to address a whole spectrum of complaints, such as:

No hiding after microdermabrasion

Unlike some more involved methods of skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion requires no downtime afterward. Except for some slight redness that quickly fades, no one will notice you’ve had a treatment. 

There’s no need to hide in your home to keep your secret and no need to slather on makeup to mask any telltale signs. However, if you want to wear makeup, feel free. There are no restrictions other than staying out of the direct sun for a few days. 

Ready to revitalize your complexion with microdermabrasion? Don’t wait; contact the Addison office of Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics at 972-290-1495 to request an appointment today!

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