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Are you struggling with dull skin, sun damage, fine lines, or mild textural issues, but have found that exfoliating scrubs have done little to improve your condition at home? It may be time to try a new approach. Microdermabrasion is a fast and painless in-office procedure that safely removes the dead surface cells that are mucking up your complexion. With just a few lunchtime treatments, it is possible to erase years of sun damage, smooth fine lines, soften the look of small scars, and refine clogged pores.
There is no pain or downtime with this lunchtime treatment. Microdermabrasion feels like a ticklish suction on the skin as your physician works the device over the skin with a handheld wand. Most patients consider the treatment comfortable and relaxing. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete.
After conducting a skin analysis and listening to your cosmetic goals, Dr. Bryant creates a treatment plan by determining the number of microdermabrasion sessions that are needed to achieve the desired result. Some patients have minimal textural issues, while patients with moderate sun damage or scars may require additional sessions. Typically, 3 to 6 microdermabrasion procedures are needed to produce a visible effect.
Patients love microdermabrasion because it has zero downtime, unlike more invasive skin rejuvenation procedures. You may resume daily activities, including exercise, immediately following the procedure.
It is normal for the skin to appear red or pink the first day, particularly if you have more sensitive skin. As the skin is a bit more sensitive for the first three days post-treatment, it is essential to wear sunscreen to protect against sunburn. Also, please avoid any topical skincare products that contain active ingredients, unless advised by your physician. Since microdermabrasion removes the top dead layer of skin, the active ingredients in certain skincare products can reach deeper layers of the dermis more easily. This can cause irritation in some cases. However, gentle products such as hydrating serums may be beneficial. Dr. Bryant will advise you of when it is okay to resume face washing after the treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that gently and painlessly removes dead surface skin cells to reveal ultra-smooth, even-toned skin. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that creates tiny punctures in the skin surface with super fine needles to increase natural collagen production within the skin. At Refine, we understand that selecting the right skin treatment can be confusing or overwhelming. That is why Dr. Bryant takes the time to consult with you personally so that together, you may select the treatment that will best meet your aesthetic goals.
Both are useful for scar reduction, refining the appearance of large pores, and fine lines. For patients that are not good candidates for laser skin rejuvenation due to skin tone, both microdermabrasion and microneedling present a more universal approach that nearly all patients can benefit from. Another thing to consider is comfortability. Microdermabrasion is entirely painless and even relaxing. Microneedling has minimal discomfort that is controlled with a topical anesthetic application prior to treatment.