The skin you see is actually the outermost of several layers. This top layer is made up of dead cells. Underneath, new cells are constantly forming, and as the dead cells are removed naturally from our bodies, the fresh skin replaces it. In skin microdermabrasion, the outermost layer of skin is scrubbed away, exposing the fresher skin that lies beneath. This can be done with a controlled jet of tiny crystals, applied with a handheld applicator, or with a diamond-tipped wand. There are related procedures that use chemicals or lasers to achieve similar effects.
Microdermabrasions can reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and other relatively minor imperfections of the skin of the face. It can make the skin look and feel more youthful, as well..
Aestheticians at Abeo MedSpa routinely perform microdermabrasion for acne and scars. A common questions is, will microdermabrasion get rid of acne pitting? It can help; after microdermabrasion, acne scarring may be less evident, but the treatment may not be quite as effective on deep scarring. Your Abeo MedSpa aesthetician will be able to counsel you on the effects you can expect.
The duration of the microdermabrasion results can vary, but typically medical microdermabrasion lasts about a month.
Microdermabrasion costs at Abeo MedSpa can vary. Home microdermabrasion kits, for example, might cost less than a microdermabrasion peel procedure performed by a professional aesthetician. However, the benefits of a professional job over microdermabrasion at home will be evident: aestheticians are trained to consistently get the best possible results.
Microdermabrasion is traditionally performed using a wand that sprays the skin with tiny crystals, which remove inconsistencies on the skin’s surface. The wand also contains a vacuum that removes the microdermabrasion crystals.
Another, newer technique involves the use of a diamond-tipped wand that does not eject crystals. Rather, tiny diamond fragments on the applicator’s tip abrade the topmost layer of skin, which is removed with a vacuum in the wand. These tips can be reusable or disposable. Although the crystals in the older method are generally considered safe, even if they are accidentally ingested, the diamond-tipped wand solves that possible concern.
Preparation for microdermabrasion is minimal, basically consisting of avoiding skin treatments like tanning and chemical peels. Ask your Abeo MedSpa microdermabrasion aesthetician how to prepare for your procedure..
Microdermabrasion is not surgery. It is an outpatient procedure, and you should be able to resume your normal routine immediately..
If you have a disorder that affects your skin, talk to your Abeo MedSpa microdermabrasion practitioner before the procedure.
Expected results include a fresher, “glowing” look to the skin, as well as reduction of pore and wrinkle appearance. The higher the skill of your practitioner, the more likely you will receive a satisfactory result.
You can expect your skin to feel tight immediately after the procedure, and will need to apply moisturizing cream often and avoid too much sun exposure. Your practitioner will be able to give you the details of after-care, including products you should use.
Abeo MedSpa’s microdermabrasion facility is located in Hingham Ma. Please contact us to register for a free consultation.