Factors like acne, dietary habits, and exposure to wind and sunlight can all take a negative toll on your skin. Despite your best efforts to wash and moisturize your face, you still be left with dark patches, scars, and other noticeable blemishes. You may be able to restore your face’s youthful appearance and get healthier looking skin by undergoing microdermabrasion treatments.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive dermatological procedure that essentially removes dead or loose skin from your face, neck, and jawline. The doctor uses a handheld diamond-tipped instrument that emits microparticles onto the surface of your skin. The microparticles then exfoliate the skin, leaving it smooth and healthier after the procedure is finished.

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in your doctor’s office or at a medical spa. Most treatments take less than an hour to complete. Some of the skin conditions that can be treated with microdermabrasion include:

  • Oily skin
  • Blackheads
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dark patches

It also encourages the production of collagen under the skin’s surface so your face, neck, and jawline look younger and firmer.

Microdermabrasion can be a more preferable treatment option for blemished skin than other procedures like a face lift or dermal filler injections. Many patients like microdermabrasion because it is fast and relatively painless. At the most, you might feel a slight scratching sensation as the wand moves across your face.

People also like this procedure because it is discreet. You will not be left with bandages on your face or scars that take time to heal. There is no recovery time for microdermabrasion. Your doctor may advise you to wear sunscreen and to keep your skin clean and moisturized, however.

You can undergo microdermabrasion as many times as necessary to achieve the cosmetic goals you have in mind with this treatment. Your doctor may advise you to wait at least two weeks between treatments to allow your skin to heal. You also may be encouraged to wait to undergo the procedure if you have recently had surgery performed on your face, neck, or jawline.

Microdermabrasion can restore the natural firmness and appearance of your skin. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and has no recovery time. It can be a more effective way to undo the damages of aging and exposure to the elements than more invasive cosmetic procedures like a face lift.

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