What is Microdermabrasion and What are the Benefits?

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For people in Charlotte looking for a more youthful, glowing complexion, medical microdermabrasion could help you achieve the results you desire. This non-invasive treatment for skin resurfacing can improve skin texture, even skin tone, and pigment, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion hydrates the skin and stimulates the flow of blood, promoting the growth of new, clearer, and more supple skin.

At Queen City Plastic Surgery, medical microdermabrasion can help Charlotte patients with stretch marks, acne scarring, enlarged pores, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles, or rosacea. This treatment is quick and painless, using suction and abrasion to gently exfoliate the skin with fine crystals or diamond-studded tips. There are no needles or anesthesia involved in this process, and you can receive this treatment on your lunch break with no downtime required.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion works at the surface level of the skin and is best used to target conditions like sun damage, discoloration or “age spots,” lingering acne scars, or fine lines. While a fine abrasive tip will rejuvenate the skin, vacuum suction is used to remove dead skin cells. The gentle texture of microdermabrasion causes no pain or discomfort, and patients may typically apply makeup or creams immediately after their treatment session. Microdermabrasion may also promote the absorption of some skincare treatments and products like essences or serums.

Microdermabrasion treatments in Charlotte remove the top layers of your skin, called the stratum corneum, with mechanical exfoliation. It sloughs off dead skin cells and removes debris. Microdermabrasion treatments may be performed every two weeks for maximum benefit.

How does microdermabrasion work?

The microdermabrasion process prompts new skin cells to regenerate quicker, promoting a firmer, youthful, and more toned appearance. Microdermabrasion can also help to treat hyperpigmentation, melasma, or other conditions that lead to an uneven skin tone. Microdermabrasion can also be combined with other skincare, such as specialized serums or enzymetreatments, for treating hyperpigmentation and producing a more even, glowing appearance.

While microdermabrasion may irritate active acne, it can also improve the conditioning of your skin, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and making the development of blackheads less likely. It can also make acne scars less visible, just as it can reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Because microdermabrasion encourages cell renewal in the skin, your skin’s ability to heal may be boosted. This treatment can be particularly beneficial for newer scarring and stretch marks.

Because it boosts cell renewal, microdermabrasion may also stimulate collagen production, leading to more youthful, supple skin over time.

Who is a good candidate for microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a very safe, painless esthetician procedure that is a popular choice for women and men from the ages of 12 to 65. This procedure is safe for teens as well as adults. There is no maximum age limit for microdermabrasion, but people with mature skin, especially those over the age of 70, may have more delicate skin with a greater risk of bruising or abrasions. This treatment may be a good option for people in Charlotte who want to enjoy smoother skin, a more even skin tone, and a brighter, more radiant appearance while reducing the appearance of pores, acne scars, or fine lines.

Queen City Plastic Surgery offers esthetician services, including microdermabrasion, at our conveniently located office in the Arboretum area of South Charlotte. Call our office at 704-859-2413 or use our contact form to schedule a microdermabrasion appointment.

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