You and friend meet up for lunch, and her skin seems to be more radiant than you can remember it ever looking. After your initial greeting, you tell her how stunning she looks, and she just grins. “Microdermabrasion!” Once she sees how confused you are, she tells you that she went to Rejuvenation Medi-Spa in La Plata for a microdermabrasion treatment, and now she feels and looks incredible!
If you are looking for a new level of healthy glow in your skin, it may be time to consider a microdermabrasion treatment. Whether your friends have had one and you’re curious, or whether you are just looking for a new way to bring out the very best in your complexion, you’re curious about microdermabrasion. We at Rejuvenation Medi-Spa are here to answer your questions about microdermabrasion, as well as provide the finest treatment in La Plata! Read on to learn more.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that is considered to be cosmetic, and it is used to brighten and treat the skin on the face. The technician uses a machine that quickly fires fine crystals onto the surface of the skin, which removes the top layer (also known as the stratum corneum). The crystals are then vacuumed away. While this may sound painful, we can assure you that it isn’t! There is no down time after the treatment, and they can be performed in many different locations. We provide them as a spa treatment, but your dermatologist may also offer this service in-office.
What happens during the treatment?
During your microdermabrasion, as we mentioned earlier, a handheld wand emits fine crystals onto the skin. Your technician will pull the wand across your skin, causing the crystals to exfoliate the outermost skin layer. The wand will also vacuum up any displaced skin particles.
While this might sound painful, we can assure you that it isn’t! This procedure is not at all invasive, and it is a virtually painless procedure. We recommend microdermabrasion to our patients because it is quick, inexpensive compared to other procedures, and there is no downtime afterward. You can get your microdermabrasion treatment over your lunch hour and go back to work right after!
Keep in mind that “dermabrasion” and microdermabrasion are quite different, however. While they sound similar, dermabrasion is done specifically to treat acne scars and it works on deeper skin layers, making this procedure less comfortable.
Does microdermabrasion work?
Yes, but it also depends on what results you are hoping for from the procedure. If you are looking to even out your skin tone and reveal brighter skin, then absolutely! The procedure was initially developed to combat aging, but now those who struggle with acne and uneven skin tones now are giving it a try and seeing positive results. The main draw of microdermabrasion is that it deeply exfoliates your skin, leaving you with softer and brighter skin even after just your first treatment.
Also, this treatment is great for those who get mild breakouts or comedonal acne (whiteheads and blackheads). Microdermabrasion will clear out the pores in the face, as well as reduce any blemishes that are not inflamed. However, if you have moderate to severe acne, this procedure is not for you. We have found that it can irritate severe acne even further.
Can it help with acne scars?
We have found that it can help our patients fade scars from acne that is no longer inflamed, so it may be worth a try if that is what you are looking for! However, if you have deeper and serious acne scars, you will be disappointed with microdermabrasion. It cannot assist with pitted or depressed acne scarring.
If you are ready to give microdermabrasion a try and see what it can do for your skin, contact us today! Rejuvenation Medi-Spa is the perfect place to come when you are ready to experience something new. Allow us to give your body and skin the treatment it needs to continue feeling its best and make the most of every day. If you are ready to learn more and schedule your first appointment, reach out today. Our technicians and team of professionals look forward to learning more about your needs and goals.