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Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can help improve the appearance of facial skin. It is used for reducing wrinkles and treating a variety of conditions including acne, scars, warts, enlarged glands on the nose and more.
Microdermabrasion is considered an effective treatment for all skin pigments, and it is good for a wide range of ages as well. It is very effective for patients in the early stages of aging, but it has also been effective in treating teens. People with sun damaged skin, age spots, small scars, surface acne and enlarged pores all are good candidates.
Your doctor will press a device against your skin that creates a gentle abrasion by using a fine crystal spray to break up dead skin and other imperfections. (Newer treatment methods have introduced a technique that uses a vacuum-like device to remove dead skin instead of using crystals.) The skin is exfoliated and buffed, which improves the texture and appearance along with creating better circulation and lymph flow.
It may require multiple treatments to achieve your desired results, and it’s important to follow whatever skincare regimen and follow-up maintenance treatments recommended for you.
Microdermabrasion is considered an extremely safe procedure, so there are very few side effects and they are minor. Some of the side effects can include temporary skin sensitivity and inflammation, spots of bleeding in the treatment area, minor bruising and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Results are indefinite with a regular skin care regimen recommended by your doctor at U.S. Dermatology Partners.
*Results may vary by individual