Tired, dull or damaged skin isn’t exactly the key to a confident appearance. While makeup can help, foundation can only go so far to conceal sun damage, scars, wrinkles and other skin ailments. When applied too thick, makeup appears cake-like and obvious to everyone, including interviewers, dates, friends, and family.
Instead of suffering from damaged skin or coating over it with layers of foundation, patients can undergo a minimally invasive procedure called microdermabrasion. This removes the damaged outer layer of skin, which leads to a clearer and brighter appearance. Microdermabrasion is commonly practiced in both dermatologist’s offices and spas.
How Microdermabrasion Works
First, a gentle stream of tiny particles is applied to the face or body. These exfoliate the epidermis and will help scrub away damaged or dead cells. During this process, your dermatologist will use a handheld device to scrape away dead skin cells. Then, the removed skin is suctioned off the face with a vacuum – revealing a fresh, more confident face.
Patients can expect to see results in anywhere from five to ten treatment sessions. To minimize sensitivity, treatments should be separated by at least one to two weeks. Mild irritation is common, and you might look slightly red immediately following the procedure.
Since the procedure only affects the surface of your skin, you don’t have to worry about pain or undergoing anesthesia. In fact, many patients use microdermabrasion alongside more intense wrinkle and sun-damage treatments like chemical peels or laser resurfacing. This combination allows for faster and more apparent results. For many patients, microdermabrasion restores the skin to its youthful appearance all on its own.
Miami aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Mariano Busso offers microdermabrasion for bright, even-toned results. To schedule a consultation to discuss microdermabrasion or other skin-smoothing treatments, contact our office at 305-857-0144 or schedule your appointment online.