The procedure of microdermabrasion removes the thick and uneven outer layer of your facial skin using a simple abrasive instrument, resulting in skin that feels and looks healthy and rejuvenated. Microdermabrasion treatment increases the production of collagen and remodels the existing collagen to make your skin look younger.

Microdermabrasion is a fairly simple procedure and does not require much preparation on the part of the patient. Still, just like with all other procedures, you should know what to expect before coming in.

The Microdermabrasion Consultation

During your consultation with your doctor, a number of factors will be discussed. Your expectations for the treatment results must be realistic. The available options for the microdermabrasion treatment will be discussed, and a course of treatment will be recommended. You will be informed about any potential risks and complications, and your doctor may take some photographs to map the before-and-after comparisons.

A general health checkup will be conducted. Previous surgeries, if any, will be discussed. If you are getting any kind of medical treatment, you should tell your doctor about this. Any drug allergies should also be discussed. You may be advised to start or stop taking certain medicines, vitamins, or other supplements, and consumption of alcohol and use of tobacco will also be discussed.

The Treatment Process

With the help of a handpiece that expels a stream of tiny microcrystals across the skin, the epidermal (top) layer of the skin is removed. This process clears the way for new, clear skin. A vacuum attached to the device suctions off the dead and loosened skin. The exfoliating microcrystals are sucked back into the machine.

The treatment takes about 30 minutes, and a mild scratching and vibrating sensation will be felt throughout the treatment.

The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

The procedure can improve your skin in numerous ways:

  • Reduces blackheads and age spots
  • Reduces patches of dark skin (hyperpigmentation)
  • Exfoliates the skin
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Treats acne and acne scars
  • Reduces enlarged pores in size

No Recovery Time Needed

Unlike surgery or chemical peels, no recovery time is required for the microdermabrasion procedure. At the end of the treatment, you will get a long-lasting polished look. You will have to use a facial product or moisturizer to maintain the results of the microdermabrasion procedure.

The results of the treatment will depend on its length. The treatment starts with two sessions per month, and it then gets reduced to one session per month.

Some bruising can occur due to the suction; this bruising can last for a couple of days. Your facial skin will remain sensitive to the sun’s rays, so make sure to always apply sunscreen when stepping out. There will be some swelling and redness, but this will go away after a couple of hours. The skin may be flaky and dry, but this will stop after a few days.

Contact Our Office

Microdermabrasion treatment may be your best option when it comes to rejuvenation and exfoliation of the skin. Arrange a consultation with Dr. John Schilling, a board-certified OB/GYN performing cosmetic procedures. To schedule your consultation today, contact us now!