A First Timer’s Guide to Microdermabrasion
There’s a first time for everything, and if you haven’t tried microdermabrasion yet, then you need to give it a go. Microdermabrasion is one of our most popular treatments here at our office. By using tiny crystals to exfoliate your skin, microdermabrasion signals your skin’s natural response to heal itself which will help with a variety of skin imperfections including hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, or even scarring. Depending on what we are treating your skin for, we may recommend a series of treatments right after each other to help get the best results possible.
But what can you expect after each treatment? Let’s take a closer look and see.
Redness does vary from patient to patient. Some of our patients leave our office after microdermabrasion with just a small amount of pinkness in their skin, while others leave our office looking bright red. After about 24 hours, the redness should die down or be completely non-existent. Because of the redness, a lot of people like to take the rest of the day off of work, but it’s not required.
Your skin will feel a little tender and raw for about 24 hours after microdermabrasion. A lot of patients say that their skin feels sensitive to the touch— similar to how your skin feels when you have a sunburn. To help ease the discomfort, try applying thick face cream and taking an over-the-counter NSAID like Ibuprofen.
As your skin heals from microdermabrasion, we encourage our patients to let it breathe as much as possible and avoid applying makeup. If you do have somewhere to go and you want to conceal the redness, try just using a little bit of concealer and some mineral powder, but be conservative with it.
Microdermabrasion can be a great thing to add to any skincare routine. Ready to schedule your first treatment? Contact our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
- Published in Blog, Microdermabrasion
How to Tell Which Neuromodulator is Right For You
With new neuromodulators being released every couple of years, it can be hard to determine which one is right for you and your cosmetic concerns. In fact, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming for some patients when there are so many options available. One of the questions that we get from our patients is, “What’s the difference between Botox and other neuromodulators like Dysport?” Let’s take a closer look and see.
Botox is the most popular neuromodulator out there and for a good reason. Botox is made by a company called Allergan who is notorious for delivering patients with an excellent product each and every time. The unique thing about Botox is that it was initially created for medical purposes, but now it’s famous for a bunch of reasons (primarily cosmetic). And, the great thing about Botox is that, so you know that it is safe.
Dysport is another neuromodulator that we offer at our office. Although both of these are made out of a similar neurotoxin, they are different. Specifically, about two to three units Dysport equals one units of Botox. So, if you have had 40 units of Botox in the past, you will need about 80 units of Dysport in order to get similar results. One of the biggest things that patients like Dysport it is that it starts to kick in a lot faster (about two days faster) than Botox which is always a plus.
If this is your first time getting a neuromodulator injection, then it’s good to know a few of the fundamental distinctions between these two. During your initial consultation with us at our office, we will discuss the pros and cons of each of these injections as well as which one we think will give you the best results. Are you ready to hop on the neuromodulator bandwagon? Contact our Huntington office today at (631) 423-1000.
- Published in Blog, Fillers & Injectables