Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure
that "polishes" and renews your skin in as
little as 15 minutes. Your skin is the largest organ
in your body; therefore, preserving its health is just
as important as caring for the rest of your body. The
main advantages of microdermabrasion over other treatments
include minimal recovery time that will allow you to
return to your regular activities without delay and
an immediately noticeable improvement in your skin's
The procedure is ideal for treating skin conditions
related to sun damage, acne scars, age spots, fine lines
and uneven surface texture. Microdermabrasion removes
the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells revealing
a fresher, younger looking face.
Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment method,
which means you'll gradually obtain the results you
want through a series of procedures done over time.
This frees you from the burden of having one drastic
procedure that requires several months to fully recover.
How is a facial dermabrasion performed?
During microdermabrasion procedures, your surgeon will
use a precision hand piece to glide fine crystals at
a high speed across your skin to remove the outer layer
of dead skin cells from any part of your body. The crystals
are simultaneously vacuumed back through a tubing system
along with the old skin cells. Microdermabrasion gently
"sandblasts" away fine lines, wrinkles, acne
scars, sun damaged skin and age spots.
How long does a facial dermabrasion
Microdermabrasion procedures normally take 10 to 45
minutes depending on the size of the area treated. More
complex procedures, such as treating stretch marks can
take up to two hours.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Microdermabrasion is a fairly simple procedure that
requires no anesthesia.
Where is the procedure performed?
Microdermabrasion is usually performed on an outpatient
basis, in the surgeon's office-based surgical suite.
When can I return home and resume
You may return home immediately after your procedure.
You may also resume normal activities, including driving,
following microdermabrasion treatments.
How do I prepare for a facial dermabrasion?
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will
discuss the changes that you would like to make to your
appearance. Since the appearance of your skin is a matter
of personal perception and preference, you will need
to discuss your concerns in detail so your surgeon can
determine the appropriate alternatives. Your surgeon
will evaluate and assess your skin and it's condition.
Knowledge of your allergies, medications and previous
surgeries should be brought to your surgeon's attention
at this time. Your surgeon may also recommend skin care
programs and nutritional guidelines that can enhance
the results of your procedure. Your experience will
be much smoother if you remain compliant with your surgeon's
What precautions are necessary during
Many patients only experience a slight flushing in
their skin that lasts about a day. You may experience
a slight dryness in your skin shortly after your procedure.
If necessary, your surgeon will recommend a moisturizer
that will decrease the amount of dryness. You may be
advised to avoid wearing make-up for the first day to
allow your skin to "breathe" and rejuvenate
itself. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun
after your treatment, so you will need to protect it
by wearing sun block lotions. Your surgeon may have
other specific post-treatment instructions to follow
that are unique to your individual skin condition.
What the possible complication after
a facial dermabrasion?
The potential risks from microdermabrasion treatments
are rare. They include increased sensitivity to the
sun, redness, dryness of the skin, bruising and flaking.
It is always important to be informed about the possible
complications before any procedure. Be sure to discuss
any concerns you may have with your surgeon.
What results can I expect after a
Immediately after your procedure your skin will have
a pink, flushed appearance that will quickly lesson
with each passing day. You will notice an immediate
improvement in the texture, smoothness and freshness
of your skin. Age spots, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles
will be greatly reduced, and acne scars will be less
noticeable. Getting the best results with microdermabrasion
will usually require about 2 - 12 treatments with each
procedure spaced about two weeks apart. Your individual
goals and skin condition will enable your physician
to develop a treatment schedule that is best for you.
Choosing the right surgeon
To obtain further information regarding ear surgery,
we advise you to consult with a qualified and experienced
board-certified plastic surgeon. Regardless of the type
of procedure you are considering, it is crucial to choose
the right surgeon for your individual goals. To receive
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