At the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, our talented physicians perform microdermabrasion for patients who would like to achieve a smoother complexion without the need for surgery. This non-surgical skin treatment can diminish skin abnormalities by removing the outermost layer of the skin through light abrasion with aluminum oxide crystals.
Patients are left with a fresh layer of skin and women will be able to apply makeup immediately after the procedure and return to their normal activities. The pink coloration that appears following the treatment should subside after a few hours.
Some of the most common reasons that patients have chosen to undergo microdermabrasion include:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Acne blemishes
Depending on the each patient’s particular situation, the procedure may be repeated to achieve more dramatic results. The average patient could return approximately eight times for additional treatments at about one to three week intervals. Patients have often combined microdermabrasion with other skin resurfacing methods, such as laser peels, chemical peels, and dermabrasion.
Patients should be aware that there are some minor side effects involved with this procedure, including irritation and reddening of the treated area. These should subside with time and are of no serious concern to the patient. With proper care following microdermabrasion, all that will be left is a smoother, more refreshed complexion.