Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the use of diamond tips to remove dull dead skin cells to stimulate cell turnover for smoother, younger-looking skin.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
One session of microdermabrasion can help:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
- Improve the appearance of age spots and blackheads
- Improve hyperpigmentation
- Exfoliate the skin
- Treat acne and acne scars
- Minimize the appearance of stretch marks
How Microdermabrasion Works
The treatment stimulates collagen production, helping to create a youthful appearance. Collagen is a protein in the skin that helps it appear taut and smooth. Over time, collagen production declines, leading to looser and uneven skin.
Who is a Candidate?
Microdermabrasion could help patients with the following skin concerns and conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation, age spots, and brown spots
- Enlarged pores and blackheads
- Acne-prone skin and acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Dull skin
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun damage
How to Prepare for Microdermabrasion
Patients will be advised to avoid sun exposure, tanning creams, and waxing for about one week before treatment. They should also stop using exfoliating creams and masks approximately three days before treatment. Patients should remove makeup and cleanse their face before coming to the office for treatment.
What to Expect During Treatment
The patient may sit in a reclining chair or lay down. The esthetician will begin by using a handheld device to gently cleanse the treatment area. Next, he or she will use a diamond-tip handpiece to exfoliate the dead cells and suction them off immediately.
The depth of the abrasion will depend on the amount of pressure applied on the handpiece as well as how long the suction remains on the skin. This form of microdermabrasion is safe to use in sensitive areas, such as close to the eyes. The entire procedure lasts about one hour.
Patients will be able to resume daily activities immediately after treatment. They will need to wear sunscreen, as their skin will be more sensitive than usual for a few weeks after treatment. Patients should also avoid using topical acne medication for at least one day after treatment.
Results will be visible immediately after the procedure. For optimal results, patients may need to schedule numerous microdermabrasion sessions.
Potential Side Effects
Common and temporary side effects of microdermabrasion include swelling, redness, and mild tenderness. The esthetician will recommend applying a moisturizer to minimize dryness and flaky skin.
Why Trust Medicis Medical Spa
The team at Medicis Medical Spa uses the latest aesthetic treatments and solutions to address patients’ skin conditions and concerns. After treatment, patients enjoy healthier, glowing, and more vibrant skin. The estheticians and physicians at Medicis Medical Spa are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and treatment to ensure patients’ needs and expectations are met and exceeded with every session.
Each healthcare professional at Medicis Medical Spa has undergone extensive education and training to ensure patients are 100% satisfied.
If you’re ready to schedule a session of microdermabrasion and enjoy beautiful, glowing skin, give us a call to schedule treatment at the best medical spa in Las Vegas.