Reveal youthful, healthy-looking skin underneath those wrinkles and fine lines with microdermabrasion. This non-invasive skin treatment is a quick ticket for patients looking to turn back the clock on their skin.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that uses a high-powered stream of particles to remove dead skin cells and debris from the skin’s surface.

An esthetician will first cleanse the skin before using the microdermabrasion machine to exfoliate it. They will then move the microdermabrasion device back and forth across the skin using light pressure. The procedure is relatively quick and straightforward, usually taking up to an hour per session.

Microdermabrasion is an effective and safe way to improve the appearance of the patient’s skin. This non-invasive procedure can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores

This treatment is usually performed on the face, but it can also be done on other areas of the body, such as the neck, chest, and hands.

Is Microdermabrasion the Best Choice for You?

As microdermabrasion treatments are generally comfortable and painless, almost anyone can undergo this procedure. It is suitable for all skin types and colors. However, if a patient has an acne breakout, sunburn, or open wound, it is best to wait until it has cleared up before proceeding with microdermabrasion. Additionally, if a patient has any skin conditions, it’s essential to consult with an experienced esthetician to see if this treatment is right for them.

Microdermabrasion also stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells, which helps to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The effects of microdermabrasion are often immediate. After just one treatment, the patient’s skin will look and feel softer, smoother, and brighter. The effects may last several weeks, but patients will likely need to undergo several treatments to achieve their desired results.

This procedure can be done as often as every two weeks, but most people choose to get treatments once a month. After each treatment, patients will see noticeable skin improvement. However, getting a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results.

This procedure is safe and convenient and can be performed at any time throughout the year. Most people schedule a session a few days before a special occasion to ensure that their skin looks its best.

The Science Behind Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion works by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the skin. This process reveals the brighter, smoother skin hidden underneath.

It exfoliates the skin without using harsh chemicals or laser beams. Instead, it uses micro crystals made of aluminum oxide to buff away dead skin cells, which are blasted onto the skin using high-powered equipment. The force of the stream of particles helps to loosen and remove the dead skin cells from the face. As the particles hit the skin, they create a gentle abrasion that removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells.

Aluminum oxide crystals used in these treatments are safe and non-toxic even if they are ingested. The particles are small enough to exfoliate the skin without causing damage. They are also non-carcinogenic and hypoallergenic, making them safe for all skin types. Still, the procedure should be performed by a trained professional to minimize the risk of any side effects.

Microdermabrasion FAQS

Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of your skin by:
Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
Improving the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
Diminishing age spots, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration
Reducing enlarged pores
Preventing acne breakouts
Improving the overall tone and texture of your skin
Making your skin look brighter and more radiant
Moreover, this treatment takes only an hour, meaning patients can jump back into their workday or normal routine after completion.

Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure when performed by a trained professional. The most common side effect is mild skin irritation, which patients can treat with a soothing moisturizer.
Other potential side effects include:
Sensitivity to sunlight
Mild swelling
Temporary changes to the skin
These side effects generally resolve on their own within a few hours after treatment.
The procedure involves little to no pain, and it does not require any anesthetic or the use of chemicals. Most patients have reported gentle scratching or suctioning during the treatment. There is also little to no downtime associated with microdermabrasion. Those undergoing treatment can usually resume normal activities immediately after the treatment is complete.

It is crucial that anyone undergoing microdermabrasion treatment protects their skin after. The treated skin will be extra sensitive to the sun and wind, so it is vital to take precautions to prevent irritation, including:
Wearing sunscreen while outdoors
Avoiding direct sunlight
Using a gentle skin cleanser
Moisturizing regularly
Avoiding make-up or harsh skin products
Calling a doctor if problems occur

Get Your Microdermabrasion From Certified Dermatologists at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah 

Microdermabrasion is an effective way to achieve the skin patients have always wanted. At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah, our board-certified dermatologists have years of experience performing microdermabrasion and can help patients improve the overall appearance of their skin. We tailor each treatment to our patient’s unique needs and goals.

For those interested in microdermabrasion and who would like to learn more, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping our patients achieve their ideal results!


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