If you’re looking forward to some fun and sun this summer, you may want to consider a skin treatment. These are the months when your skin and face will be on full display. Any of your skin imperfections will have a huge spotlight on them, potentially putting a damper on your summertime activities.
If you’re looking for a skin treatment that is non-invasive and requires no downtime, you should consider microdermabrasion.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin treatment that gently removes the very uppermost layer of skin made up of dead skin cells, while simultaneously stimulating the production of new collagen. The end result is skin that looks and feels smoother. And best of all, you can enjoy the immediate benefits of the treatment without any downtime whatsoever.
You May Benefit From a Microdermabrasion Treatment If:
- You want brighter skin with a youthful radiance.
- Your skin has fine lines, light blemishes, or sun damage.
- You have clogged pores or a dull skin tone.
The way that microdermabrasion works are that it removes something called the stratum corneum – an outer layer of dead skin cells and cellular debris. This non-living material blocks the natural radiance of your skin and prevents any of your topical skincare products from penetrating very far. With a microdermabrasion treatment, you will have removed this barrier, allowing far greater topical skin penetration and improved results.
This type involves the use of a diamond-tipped device that has a gentle abrading effect on the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells. As with crystal microdermabrasion, your practitioner will then suction away this material to reveal fresher skin and encourage the development of new collagen.
Preparing for Your Microdermabrasion Treatment
Microdermabrasion is a fairly simple procedure, but there are a few preparations that you should make beforehand. The treatment itself should only take about 30 minutes to complete.
Avoid using Retin-A or exfoliation topicals about one to three days before your microdermabrasion treatment. You should also avoid prolonged sun exposure for about a week before your treatment.
Avoid waxing the area of treatment for a couple of weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion. Remain hydrated both before and after your treatment, and remove any topical products and makeup before your microdermabrasion procedure.
Schedule Your Microdermabrasion Treatment
Are you ready for softer, more youthful skin that naturally glows? Please contact Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-372-5685 today to schedule your convenient consultation in Charlotte.