Aging, stress, sun damage, and other factors can take a toll on your skin, causing it to lose its youthful look, and appear tired and dull. The Skin Care experts at UPMC Stofman Plastic Surgery Group believe that the right Skin Care Treatments can have a significant impact on your appearance and your self-confidence. The State Licensed Aestheticians have a number of techniques to rejuvenate the skin, including Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion. Schedule an appointment today to treat yourself to the care that your skin deserves.
Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. A device like a fine sandblaster is used to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.
What Can Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microdermabrasion can treat a number of skin concerns, including:
- Mild sun damage
- Fine wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation
- Other superficial skin conditions
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to gently scrub away the dead or damaged layers of skin, revealing the new and healthy skin underneath. This enhances the overall smoothness of the skin, diminishes irregularities and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars. Microdermabrasion also encourages collagen growth, so the results of the treatment are long-lasting.
Microdermabrasion cannot cure severe scarring or deeply spotted areas on your face and body. Microdermabrasion works best at the very top layer of the skin. It cannot reconstruct the epidermis like laser surgery or dermabrasion treatment can. Microdermabrasion cannot remove tattoos, make darker pigmented areas disappear or treat severe burn scars. UPMC Stofman Plastic Surgery Group offers a number of alternative treatments such as IPL Treatments or Chemical Peels.
What You Should Know About Microdermabrasion
- Discontinue use of exfoliation products like scrubs or Retinol 1 week before treatment
- Minor discomfort may occur during the microdermabrasion process
- Minor flaking of the skin may occur, which will resolve itself
Post Treatment Care For Microdermabrasion
- Make up can be applied immediately following the procedure
- Sun protection is mandatory following treatment in order to maintain the best results
- Ongoing treatments needed to maximize results
UPMC Stofman Plastic Surgery Group’s State Licensed aestheticians have the knowledge and extensive experience to help find the right Skin Care Solution to help you look your best. Please refer to our Skin Care Page for more details, and contact us today to schedule an appointment.