Ever wondered whether microdermabrasion really works? You aren’t alone. It is important to get down to the facts. First, you need to understand the basics of skin structure. Your skin is made up of several layers. A microdermabrasion essentially removes the surface layer of skin cells by blasting them with tiny crystals.
Only the most superficial layer is removed and suctioned away, with the rest left untouched. The body responds by replacing these surface skin cells with new, young, fresh cells – creating an obvious and noticeable improvement. Your skin will be buffed and polished by the procedure, and new surface skin cells quickly move in to take over – younger, stronger, and fresher.
A Safe, Effective Facial Skin Treatment
While there are many effective treatments to rejuvenate facial skin, some are more disruptive than others. Microdermabrasion is less invasive than a chemical peel, and more easily tolerated. It doesn’t involve peeling, although your skin may look slightly red after treatment and feel tender to the touch. These side effects quickly disappear, and you are left with firm, glowing skin that looks fresh and new – because it is.
Who is a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Many skin flaws can be improved with this non-invasive, non-surgical treatment. Candidates include people who are living with:
- Acne scars
- Sun damaged skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Melasma (brown or grey patches)
- Large pores
- Clogged pores
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Many people gain dramatic benefits from undergoing microdermabrasion treatments, including:
- Fresher, firmer skin
- Improved appearance of fine lines
- Clogged pores resolved
- Increased blood flow to skin for better elasticity and texture
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
What Does a Microdermabrasion Treatment Feel Like?
The treatment is not painful and feels as if you are having a gritty facial massage or experiencing a gentle tugging on your skin. It is only removing the surface layer of your skin, so it is essentially a pain-free treatment. It takes only about 15 minutes to perform, but you will need a series of treatments to produce the most effective result, generally six to ten, depending upon the condition you are trying to resolve.
Will I Need Time to Recover?
There is really no recovery time, as such. Your skin will appear pink, and it may feel like your face is sunburned. You can apply makeup and moisturizer shortly after your treatment. Avoid any acne treatment or toners or harsher products for the first day as those products could sting.
Microdermabrasion Treatments in Seattle
At Allure Esthetic in Seattle, we offer microdermabrasion treatments to help our patients who need a restorative, rejuvenating treatment for facial skin. The process stimulates natural collagen growth, and after a series of treatments, you can expect a dramatic improvement in firmness, tone, and texture, and more vibrant, healthy facial skin.
You have revealed a fresh layer of skin, so it is important to avoid direct sun for at least a week after treatment. Keep your facial skin moisturized and wear sunblock. Use only a very gentle facial cleanser and avoid touching or scratching your face as much as possible.
Anti-Aging Treatment: Microdermabrasion in Seattle
Microdermabrasion works because your body natural works to heal itself. It recognizes the treatment as an injury, sending blood and nutrients to the area and stimulating natural collagen growth. As part of a beauty regimen to ward off the signs of aging, microdermabrasion can do wonders toward keeping your skin looking young and healthy for far longer.
Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery for Microdermabrasion Treatments
At Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery, we offer a wealth of the most advanced, restorative, rejuvenating, anti-aging treatments, including microdermabrasion. Established by a leader in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Sajan, we have assembled some of the most effective rejuvenating treatments for skin and body, all in one place.
If you are seeking a facial treatment to restore firmer, fresher, glowing skin, microdermabrasion is one of the many treatments available at our luxury Seattle clinic. As with any skin treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, you can trust that we are committed to patient health and safety and can quickly advise you if microdermabrasion is the correct treatment in a consultation. Ready to do something effective about acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, or discoloration? Talk to us, and let us evaluate your skin quality and needs and advise you of the best course of treatment – for you.