Microdermabrasion: The Basics

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January 15, 2016

Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective technique used to improve the appearance of your skin. Specifically, microdermabrasion can help treat the appearance of:

Patches of dark skin

  • Stretch marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Black heads

Suitable for all skin types, this painless procedure is a good alternative to other facial procedures like chemical peels, especially for those with sensitive skin. Microdermabrasion can be done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands.

Understanding Your Skin
When you’re a child, your skin has a high amount of collagen, a protein that makes your skin look smooth. As you get older, the new cells that travel from the base of your skin to the surface and produce a fresh layer of skin begin to taper off. Your skin may start to look dull and flat. And over time, further skin damage can occur with the daily exposure to UV rays and pollution.

How Is Microdermabrasion Effective?
Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. During the microdermabrasion process, a vibrating probe with sapphire-coated tips is applied to gently buff the top layer of the skin. This technique provides a deeper exfoliation than you can get with a wash cloth or loofah brush, stimulating new skin growth and revealing the fresh new skin underneath. The procedure is finished with the application of moisturizing cream. The microdermabrasion technique typically lasts about 45 minutes with no downtime. The vibration is similar to a massage, and many find it relaxing.

How Often Can I Have Microdermabrasion?
The first two treatments can be done within a month’s time, two weeks apart. Subsequent treatments can then take place monthly as part of a skin maintenance plan.
Microdermabrasion is an effective way to freshen the appearance of your skin without more invasive procedures like acid-based chemical peels, and its popularity continues to grow.

Are you ready for more radiant skin? To learn more about microdermabrasion treatment, contact us for a consultation today: http://chevychasedermatology.com/contact-us/ or by calling 301-656-SKIN (7546). We look forward to hearing from you!

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