Your skin does a pretty good job of looking out for you. It protects you from the sun and the heat and the cold and the rain. But it doesn’t do all that for free; and as a coat of armor, eventually, your skin begins to show some wear and tear. Luckily, your skin is quite good at healing and repairing itself. In fact, your skin has wonderful healing properties that are just a natural part of its composition. The trick is to use those healing processes for targeted rejuvenation. Courtney is able to accomplish that by using Microdermabrasion1 at our NYC offices.
Microdermabrasion is2 an exfoliative treatment in which a wand is used to gently sand the skin. A small vacuum is attached to the wand that sucks up dead cells and debris. The outer layer of skin containing dead cells is removed; uncovering fresh new skin underneath. This prevents clogged pores and breakouts and promotes the growth of new healthy skin cells. The result is smooth, fresh, healthy skin. There is usually no discomfort, and there is no necessary downtime. The entire treatment takes about 15 minutes. Dr. Rokhsar leads all microdermabrasion3 treatments. Microdermabrasion is usually performed every 3-5 weeks for the best results.
Microdermabrasion is used for:
Dermabrasion is a non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment. The process sands away the outer layer of skin, penetrating into deeper layers of the skin. Dermabrasion is a much more powerful version of microdermabrasion and is used for fine lines, moderate wrinkles, surgical scars, and acne scars. It is a procedure most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents, previous surgery, or to smooth out final facial wrinkles. Dermabrasion stimulates collagen and improves skin tone in one treatment. A numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. If desired, medications can be given to increase comfort. Next, a wand is used to sand away the outer layer of the skin. After treatment, an ointment and gauze will be applied to protect the skin. Dermabrasion is an involved procedure and requires a skilled physician to perform it correctly.
Both microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are ways to rejuvenate and deeply cleanse the skin through a visit to the dermatologist. Microdermabrasion is used to treat wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, large pores, mild acne, age spots, and uneven skin tone. This exfoliating treatment begins by gently sanding the skin with tiny crystals, and then a small vacuum is used to remove the dead cells that are left behind. Microdermabrasion is performed regularly for optimal results but can be done on occasion in order to promote new and clean skin growth.
Because it penetrates deeper into the skin, there is a significant amount of downtime. After treatment, it is normal to experience redness, swelling, tiny spots of bleeding, and scabbing. These side effects will get better each day and should be gone after a week. The fresh new skin being unveiled will be pink at first, and will gradually return to your normal skin color. You must avoid the sun for a week after treatment. Remember to always protect your skin from the sun with sunblock and/or a hat. Not wearing sun protection will damage the new skin and can interfere with results. Dermabrasion is a powerful treatment that requires significant downtime, but dramatic results, as well.
Patients have reported some mild discomfort, comparable to a windburn or bad sunburn. Excessive movement of the freshly treated skin may cause cracking and bleeding.
Immediately after treatment, fresh pink skin begins to emerge as a result of the healing process. It is important not to pull or rub any peeling or crusting skin. A mild sunburn-like appearance may linger for a week after treatment, but most results will develop within a few weeks after treatment.
Post-treatment, it is normal to experience redness, swelling, tiny spots of bleeding, and scabbing and should take up to a week to clear up. During this time it is important to avoid the sun, and if sun protection is not used the patient could experience adverse results.
Usually, 5 to 8 treatments are recommended 7 to 10 days apart in order to achieve the best results. Monthly maintenance, treatments 2 or 3 times a month, might be necessary to maintain results. Results are usually immediate and noticeable right after the half-hour-long treatment.
After your microdermabrasion treatment, there will usually be some redness in the treated areas. This redness will fade quickly, and many patients return to work and normal activities the next day. There is generally little discomfort from a microdermabrasion session (though sometimes the areas of skin around the eyes can be extra sensitive). In those cases, sometimes ice can be applied to help with bruising, redness, or any discomfort the patient may suffer from.
Microdermabrasion is a great way to rejuvenate your skin–to reward it for all the hard work it does for you. With Microdermabrasion, you can enjoy smooth, replenished skin. And because most of that is accomplished by your skin’s natural properties–by tricking it into rejuvenating instead of repairing–the results will also look quite natural. This means that people won’t notice all the work you’ve done. Instead, they’ll just notice how great your skin looks.
So if you’re interested in seeing what Microdermabrasion can do for you, be sure to contact our Garden City or NYC offices to schedule a confidential consultation. This procedure is performed right here in our offices, for maximum comfort, but the first step is always a consultation, during which you will discuss your desired final results and the best way to achieve them. Contact us today to get started!
Patients have reported mild scratching as the procedure removes the dead and loosened skin cells. Patients will experience a vibrating sensation, similar to that of a massage.
Microdermabrasion is a light “peel” used to remove the outer dead layer of skin, which requires no downtime. It may improve shallow acne scarring, skin tone, and wrinkles. Dermabrasion is a much deeper procedure used to remove the deeper layers of the skin to treat harder-to-reach acne scars and deep wrinkles and generally requires a surgeon to perform the procedure.
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1 Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion. Available: https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-dermabrasion#1.
2 Microdermabrasion. Minimally Invasive Procedure. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/microdermabrasion.
3 Microdermabrasion. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK535383/.