Microdermabrasion smoothes and refreshes the skin using a non-invasive, non-surgical technique. It is a safe and effective procedure for all skin types, tones, and ethnicities. Like any procedure you should be in good health, have reasonable expectations, and have a good understanding of the procedure itself. Those who are showing early signs of aging or have skin damage from acne or excess sun exposure are excellent candidates for microdermabrasion.
Most facial rejuvenation procedures available in the past were surgical in nature. Today there are a multitude of non-invasive, non-surgical treatments available that are both safe and effective. Microdermabrasion is just one such treatment that offers immediate results for those looking for a refreshed and more youthful appearance.
Microdermabrasion Treats Many Common Signs of Aging
Everyone responds to every surgical and non-surgical treatment differently, but when you have a microdermabrasion treatment, expect to see these signs of aging diminish:
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Acne scarring
- Crow’s feet
- Sun damage (discoloration)
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
Following a microdermabrasion treatment, patients are often pleased with their rejuvenated results: smoother skin with diminished lines and wrinkles, less appearance of scarring, smaller pore sizes, and more even skin pigment. In addition those who have had microdermabrasion will get better results from their regular skin care products. This is because microdermabrasion allows these products to penetrate the skin deeper and work more effectively.
How Microdermabrasion Works
Microdermabrasion works by performing a deep level of exfoliation that unclogs pores, removes plaque and skin debris buildup and reveals a healthy layer of new skin cells. By uncovering these new healthy cells, the damage below is removed along with other buildup. Healthy skin cells are plump, smooth, and fresh. This leaves you looking both refreshed and rejuvenated.
How Long Microdermabrasion Lasts
Because the skin is always changing there is no way for any facial rejuvenation procedure to last for the rest of your life. Adult skin cells regenerate every 30 days. If left untreated the skin will grow dull, flaky, and uneven in tone. Lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation will become more and more prominent and you will again look tired and appear older. Multiple treatments of microdermabrasion can be spaced out to maintain the look and feel of your rejuvenated complexion. Plan ahead for treatments at regular intervals to achieve long lasting and continued facial rejuvenation.
In addition it’s best to keep up a healthy skincare regimen. This includes twice daily cleansing and moisturizing, the use of a toner, appropriate acne treatments if needed, SPF sun screen protection applied daily, and a gentle exfoliation once or twice a week. Your esthetician will talk to you about a properly individualized maintenance plan for your specific skin type.
Contact Mirror Mirror and Book a Free Consultation
If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation or have a question about microdermabrasion, please contact a patient coordinator at our office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 281-810-9083 or through email.
Every treatment is monitored by Dr. Paul Vitenas. He has practiced in the Houston area since 1990. He has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women.
The office of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery is conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If you are not a local, we can schedule an online consultation. We can also assist with travel and financing arrangements. We think you will see the reflection of something great at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique.