Don’t be fooled by the word microdermabrasion. It sounds like a painful treatment, when the truth is it feels refreshing. Microdermabrasion has also been proven to help facial complexion, making it a great choice for improving your skin. One of the biggest reasons why microdermabrasion is so effective is because it uses the skin’s own rejuvenation process to improve the way your skin looks and feels.

The basics: what is microdermabrasion?

At the most basic level, a microdermabrasion treatment uses a special machine that gently sands away layers of dead skin while vacuuming them up at the same time. One key point to remember is that the aesthetician is not using sandpaper on your face. It is a very gentle rubbing that only removes the top layers of skin dead skin cells. The instrument does not go deep enough into the skin to cause pain associated with harsh scraping or scratching. As the skin is being treated, a vacuum gently cleans the loose dead skin cells from your face. In fact, many people find microdermabrasion to be a relaxing treatment, making them feel refreshed afterwards. The only (very mild) discomfort might be around the eye because the surrounding skin is so delicate.

The result is that your skin is exfoliated and the pores get a good cleaning. Additionally, microdermabrasion stimulates your skin’s collagen production. Collagen is one of the “building blocks” of skin that prevents wrinkles and gives the face a more youthful appearance.

The best part about a microdermabrasion treatment is you can return to your normal daily activities immediately. There is no down time. The only restriction will be to stay out of the sun to give the skin a chance to heal.

Does microdermabrasion do more than just exfoliate?

Yes. Aside from exfoliating the skin and promoting collagen production, microdermabrasion can also smooth out uneven skin tone, reduce the appearance of minor scars (it cannot treat deep scar tissue), erase fine lines and wrinkles and help reduce the effects of sun damage. When the microdermabrasion treatment is finished, your skin will feel smoother and have a much more even tone.

For the best results, multiple treatments might be needed. Everyone’s skin is different, so the number of treatments required to achieve the best results will vary. Most people need between 4 to 8 treatments to see a big improvement in how their skin looks and feels. Only a skin care professional can determine the best course of treatment for your skin. But you can rest easy knowing that while you’re at Jefferson Facial Plastics in Philadelphia you will receive only the best care that we give to all of our clients.

Is microdermabrasion right for you?

There are some conditions that will disqualify you from having a microdermabrasion treatment. Only a qualified skin care professional can determine if you will benefit from this amazing skin rejuvenation procedure.

Whether you’re just considering a microdermabrasion treatment or you have already decided to take the plunge, call us today to schedule a consultation. Jefferson Facial Plastics is the premier plastic surgery and medical spa center in the greater Philadelphia area. Our professional, double board certified surgeons are among the top in the country.

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