Microdermabrasion: How It Works to Improve Your Skin

If your skin appears dull, lifeless, or even older than you’d like, you can give it an instant boost with a microdermabrasion treatment. New, much healthier skin is hiding just below the surface of the old, dead surface skin, and microdermabrasion is an ideal way to uncover it instantly, without the risks of scars or side effects.

Dr. Hitchins offers this popular procedure in-office to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance and health, quickly and painlessly. Learn more about how microdermabrasion can work for you.

The basics of microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation process that gently removes the outer layer of your skin, where the dull, dead skin cells lie. The treatment uses tiny crystals that break up these cells to reveal the smoother, softer skin underneath.

The crystals are gently worked into your skin by a handheld device. You can remove dead skin from your face and neck without damaging the fresh, healthy skin below.

Achieving your results

Each microdermabrasion treatment starts with a thorough evaluation of your skin. Dr. Hitchins ensures the procedure is safe for you and will provide the results you want. You may consider microdermabrasion treatments to:

  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Decrease pore size
  • Eliminate brown spots
  • Minimize acne scars
  • Treat areas of hyperpigmentation

After your initial treatment, your skin will look brighter, feel tighter, and appear more youthful. To ensure your skin is well-moisturized, you’ll receive a high-quality moisturizer, such as Cetaphil®, immediately after your procedure.

You can also amplify your microdermabrasion results by combining the procedure with other services, including a facial or chemical peel.

No downtime, immediate results

There’s no recovery time after a microdermabrasion appointment. You can get back to your usual routine following your treatment without any limitations.

You may have some redness after your treatment, which resolves on its own without further treatment. Your skin continues to heal in the days after your exfoliation and your results will continue to improve.

As dead skin cells continue to fall away, you may also have dry, flaking skin that you can treat with a good daily moisturizer. Protective sunscreen is also recommended, as microdermabrasion can make you more sensitive to the sun in the days after treatment.

The benefits of microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is safe and effective for all skin types. The exfoliating crystals are very fine and won’t cause damage to your skin. Since microdermabrasion requires no incisions or anesthesia, there’s no risk for scarring or infection.

Treatment is painless and can take an hour or less. After just your first microdermabrasion treatment, you can expect to see brighter, more vibrant skin. Additional treatments may be necessary to help you optimize your results.

Your results can last for months and to help maintain them, Dr. Hitchins can recommend a good skin care regimen to ensure your skin is always hydrated and well-protected from the environment.

If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to boost your skin’s vibrancy and turn back the hands of time, a microdermabrasion consultation is your next step. You can book an appointment conveniently online or call the office to learn more.

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