To even out skin tone, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and even scars, microdermabrasion gently removes the outer layers of skin. In Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, Daniel Man, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs microdermabrasion on people who want a smoother, younger looking complexion.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin care treatment that mildly polishes away dry and damaged skin with a mechanical exfoliation device. It is safe for most skin types and targets the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, chest, and hands, leaving smoother skin. While most patients require multiple treatments to achieve their desired look, some see the results in only one treatment. Microdermabrasion treats many skin conditions from acne to age spots to keratosis pilaris. It also revives the skin’s appearance by renewing its glow.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion offers the following benefits:
- Quick procedure typically completed within an hour
- Virtually no downtime or recovery
- Is safe for most skin types
- No side effects
- Used to treat acne
Is Microdermabrasion Right for Me?
If you have dull skin or want to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance by reducing acne scars, damage from the sun, or the signs of aging, you may want to consider microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion can be used to get a youthful, radiant complexion.
How Involved is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that gently exfoliates the top layers of the skin and stimulates new skin growth. Most plastic surgeons use two methods for microdermabrasion. One uses a device with tiny crystals on the end and is maneuvered across the skin. This allows it to remove the outer layers of skin and promote collagen production within the new layers of skin. Another way is to perform microdermabrasion using a wand with a diamond-shaped tip that moves over the targeted area to remove the top layers of skin to reduce and even erase skin imperfections. Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes with no downtime for the skin to recover. Once the treatment is complete, a soothing serum and moisturizer are applied to calm the skin. The full effects of microdermabrasion are immediately visible and get better as new skin grows.
It typically takes two treatments to get the full effects of microdermabrasion especially for deeper lines and scars. After that, most patients get monthly maintenance treatments to maintain their newly rejuvenated appearance.
Preparing for Microdermabrasion
Preparing for microdermabrasion requires several important steps to ensure the skin is ready for the treatment.
- Not smoking for several days before and after since smoking negatively affects the skin
- Avoiding aspirin prior to the treatment
- Avoiding salicylic acid prior to treatment
- No other skin treatments, such as peels and other serums, at least a week prior to the treatment
- Avoiding the sun for at least a week prior to the treatments
How is the Recovery from Microdermabrasion?
Most patients return to their daily activities or work immediately following microdermabrasion treatments. Their skin is moisturized and calmed, so there is no irritation or discomfort. Over the next few days, there may be some light flaking or peeling, which can be controlled with moisturizer.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
Each patient’s microdermabrasion varies as it depends on the extent of treatment needed as well as any other treatments performed during the same appointment. Dr. Man is always willing to discuss the cost with patients during a consultation as well as payment options and financing.
What Do I Do Next?
We recommend you schedule a consultation to allow Dr. Man to evaluate your skin and any imperfections that you want corrected. He can recommend whether microdermabrasion or another skin treatment is the best option for your skin and to achieve your desired look.
Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs microdermabrasion on people living in and around Boca Raton, FL, to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as scars Please contact us to set up your consultation today.