Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The procedure is fairly low cost and minimally invasive, making it a popular option for people who are looking for a little skin refresher. But is microdermabrasion right for you? Read on to learn more:
Understanding the Microdermabrasion Process
Your skin has two layers. The dermis is the inner layer of skin that provides structure. The epidermis is the outer layer of skin that is exposed to the elements. The uppermost layer of the layer of the epidermis is called the stratum corneum. The epidermis, but particularly the stratum corneum, takes the effects of the sun, as well as acne, scarring, and aging.
Microdermabrasion uses either a diamond-tip wand or a crystal wand to remove the superficial stratum corneum layer of the epidermis, improving the appearance and texture of your skin. The process can reduce the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Light scarring
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Large pores.
In addition, microdermabrasion treatments thicken the skin’s collagen. Collagen is the protein that provides skin with a taut and smooth look. While microdermabrasion is usually used on the face and neck, it can also lessen the appearance of stretch marks on other parts of the body.
When to Choose Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a great option for those who have superficial skin damage. Its cost is fairly low compared to other aesthetic treatments. It is also a minimally invasive procedure that may, at most, cause some light bruising or a red complexion for a few days. A treatment usually takes less than an hour, though you will need a series of treatments. The number and frequency of treatments will depend on the extent of your skin’s damage.
When Another Aesthetic Treatment Option is Better
Microdermabrasion is not a good option when skin damage extends beyond the epidermis into the dermal layer of skin. The procedure will not effectively treat:
- Deep wrinkles
- Deep scars
- Extensive discoloration
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re unsure of what the best treatment option is for your skin, call and schedule an aesthetic consultation with Accent Aesthetics. Our team of expert technicians under the direct supervision of Dr. Daniel Hall will ensure not only that you’re receiving the best aesthetic treatment to meet your goals, but also that you’re taken care of in a safe medical treatment center.
The ASPS always encourages you to seek out an aesthetic center under the direct supervision of a doctor board-certified in plastic surgery in order to minimize the potential negative side effects that come with any treatment option.
Microdermabrasion can leave your skin looking smoother, more even, and younger. It can leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. Contact Northern Florida’s Accent Aesthetics today to experience for yourself why microdermabrasion is the aesthetic treatment choice of so many people.