As we age, the sun, stress, and exposure to toxins in the environment can take a toll on the vitality of our skin, and most people can name at least one thing about their complexion that they’d like to improve. With the latest advances in cosmetic technology, there are many specialized treatments available that target specific skin issues, but one procedure-microdermabrasion-can help resolve many of the most common skin complaints. Patients of Dr. Christine Lee in Walnut Creek, CA who receive microdermabrasion treatment can expect more youthful, evenly toned, and glowing skin.
One treatment, many benefits
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce the appearance of a wide variety of skin issues or imperfections, but no matter why you are seeking microdermabrasion treatment, you can expect a noticeable improvement in the overall radiance of your skin. Microdermabrasion is a good option for:
- Treatment for acne scars
- Improvement in skin tone and texture
- Reduce appearance of sun spots, age spots, or melasma
- Thorough exfoliation of skin
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved ease of pore extractions for very clogged pores
What to expect during microdermabrasion treatment
The microdermabrasion procedure was approved by the FDA in 1996 and is safe and effective. To prepare for your treatment, Dr. Lee may advise you to limit your exposure to the sun and avoid waxing or tanning creams for one week prior to the procedure. You will also need to cleanse your face and remove your makeup for the treatment.
The overall procedure usually takes an hour. A highly trained professional will use the handheld microdermabrasion device to treat the desired areas of your skin. The device works by lightly sanding the top skin layer to exfoliate it and reveal younger, healthier skin. Then, a rich moisturizing cream and sunscreen will be gently applied.
Afterwards, you may experience some swelling, tenderness, or redness, but these side effects usually subside a few hours after the procedure. You will notice immediate results that continue to improve as your skin’s collagen production is boosted. Dr. Lee can consult with you about the number of recommended treatments based on your skin health and desired end results.
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