We’ve all seen late-night infomercials for “miracle” skin products that promise to make you look decades younger. A dab under the eyes, a swipe across the forehead, and fine lines and wrinkles are banished for good! If it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it probably is. While certain creams can temporarily add moisture to the skin to make wrinkles less noticeable, most of the marketing claims you see on television are, for lack of a better word, bogus.
Although you won’t find a solution to smooth, wrinkle-free skin in a bottle or tube, there is a way to restore a youthful glow to your complexion. In fact, you’ve probably heard of it. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that buffs and polishes the top layer of your skin to reveal healthy, glowing skin underneath – and it totally lives up to the hype.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is one of those cosmetic procedures most people have heard about, but still don’t completely understand. Allow us to explain.
Microdermabrasion uses a handheld device with tiny diamond chips embedded in the tip to slough away the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. In doing so, microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, resulting in a younger-looking complexion.
How can microdermabrasion improve my skin?
Microdermabrasion can improve your skin in a variety of ways. Some of the most popular reasons people seek treatment include:
- Improved appearance of blackheads and age spots
- Reduced visibility of stretch marks
- Brightened, refreshed skin
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimized appearance of pores
- Reduced appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Minimization of scars left behind by acne
How often should I get microdermabrasion?
The frequency of microdermabrasion treatments really depends on your skin’s tolerance and your desired cosmetic goals. Because in-office procedures are able to penetrate deeper for more precise exfoliation, patients can typically schedule their maintenance appointments every one to two months, as opposed to the daily or weekly use required by less powerful at-home treatments.
What can I expect from a microdermabrasion treatment?
Patients who have received microdermabrasion report a mild scratching sensation as the diamond tip glides across the skin to remove the uneven outer layer. You may also feel a slight pulling sensation as the vacuum mechanism lifts off your dead skin. Each microdermabrasion treatment lasts about a half hour.
Afterwards, your skin may appear slightly pink for one to two days. It’s important to moisturize several times daily following treatment, as your skin will be drier than usual. Applying sunscreen before you head outdoors is also a must-do to help protect your skin from further damage.
Following these simple aftercare tips is a small price to pay for the healthy, youthful and glowing skin you’ll experience after just one treatment. You’ll wonder why you didn’t try microdermabrasion years ago!
Get a microdermabrasion treatment in San Diego
Why waste your hard-earned money on gimmicky creams when you could invest in a treatment that provides real results? At the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we pride ourselves on being the most trusted microdermabrasion treatment center in the area. If you’re ready to lessen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull-looking skin for good, give us a call. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful complexion you desire!