Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skincare procedure that renews the skin’s overall tone and texture by gently sanding away surface imperfections along with dead skin cells, oil, and debris. Microdermabrasion produces luminous skin with increased brilliance, and a smoother, softer texture. Microdermabrasion also helps to diminish the appearance of surface skin imperfections such as blemishes, acne scars, and sunspots.
Microdermabrasion is used to effectively improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, melasma, and other skin conditions. Microdermabrasion can also rejuvenate the facial appearance by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as hyperpigmentation. Microdermabrasion is a safe and relatively inexpensive cosmetic procedure that produces visible improvements with very little risk and no downtime.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion Treatment
The most significant benefits that microdermabrasion imparts to the skin are a renewed, smoother tone and texture, a reduction in surface imperfections, and an increase in the skin’s natural collagen production, which is the body’s innate response to the treatment’s gentle scraping of the skin’s outermost layer. This means that the results of a microdermabrasion treatment will continue to improve the condition of your skin over time, due to increased collagen production in your skin cells.
Microdermabrasion is safe and effective for use among healthy adult individuals with most skin types. The procedure is especially suitable for those who wish to treat the following skin conditions:
The FDA initially approved Microdermabrasion treatments in 1996, and hundreds of variations in microdermabrasion devices have been developed since then. The procedure is performed by various means, depending on the device that is used.
Microdermabrasion is an outpatient procedure performed in the comfort of the doctor’s office, and it usually takes no more than one hour to complete the treatment. Microdermabrasion is typically performed by licensed skincare or health professional and is a painless treatment requiring no anesthesia or numbing agent.
Microdermabrasion may produce reactions such as mild redness, tenderness, and swelling that will typically subside on their own within a few hours after treatment.
Your skin will also be more sensitive to sunlight after microdermabrasion, so you must take extra care to protect it from excessive exposure to the sun’s rays. Using a top-quality moisturizer and sunscreen is essential to maintaining your skin’s health and glow.
Results will be visible immediately after each treatment session and will last for several weeks. Dr. Jones may prescribe an initial number of treatment sessions, with periodic follow-up sessions, depending on the goal of the treatment.
During your initial consultation, you will come in and discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals with Dr. Jones, and let him evaluate your condition to determine if microdermabrasion is the most suitable treatment to help you achieve your goals. At this time, you should inform him of any previous cosmetic procedures you’ve had, as well as allergies, medical conditions, and medications that you take.
Because microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment, there is very little that you will have to do to prepare for the procedure. Dr. Jones may recommend that you avoid waxing, tanning creams, and exposure to the sun’s rays for about a week before your microdermabrasion treatment, and suspend the use of any exfoliating cleansers and lotions for at least three days prior to your treatment.
For residents of the greater Atlanta, GA area who want microdermabrasion treatments performed under medical supervision, Dr. Nicholas Jones, a qualified double board-certified physician, is a trusted provider of microdermabrasion and other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.
Contact us today at (404) 856-0284 to schedule your appointment.
Microdermabrasion requires no downtime following treatment, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You may be advised to avoid the use of topical acne medications for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You must also continue to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, as your skin will become much more sensitive to the sun’s rays for several weeks after each microdermabrasion treatment.
You should also hold off on the use of any harsh cleansers or exfoliating lotions until at least one week following each treatment. It is also important to keep your skin properly moisturized to help preserve the results of each microdermabrasion treatment session. Dr. Jones can recommend top-quality skincare products that will keep your skin properly hydrated and looking its best.
Come visit Dr. Jones and our team and let us help you achieve the spectacular look you deserve!
3280 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327