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.
When it comes to investing in your skin care, there are some things worth splurging on, and there are other things that are worth saving you money on. One thing worth investing in for better skin? Microdermabrasion from Associated Plastic Surgeons.
You Don’t Have to Undergo Surgery
If you have considered getting facial surgery like a facelift or brow lift but just aren’t committed to the idea yet, then microdermabrasion may be worth looking more into. Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive skin care procedure that acts as an alternative to surgery. As a noninvasive skin care procedure, microdermabrasion gently buffs the surface layer of the skin with crystals and mild suction.
You Get Younger, Smoother Skin
The number one thing most patients want from their skin care is something that will make their skin look younger and healthier. Because microdermabrasion targets the top few layers of the skin, it helps encourage our skin to create smoother, younger skin in the process.
If there is one thing that the organic food movement has taught us it’s that it’s important to be aware of not only what you’re putting into your body but what you’re putting on your body as well. If you are worried about putting chemicals into your skin for anti-aging purposes, then microdermabrasion may be the solution for you. Because there aren’t any chemicals required for microdermabrasion and because the anti-aging technology behind microdermabrasion is natural, you won’t have to worry about adding a harmful substance to your body.
It can be hard not to get sucked into buying products that claim to do things like “Make a professional omelette in under 10 seconds” or “Get rid of all of your wrinkles in one minute.” However, with a lot of these products that make these big claims, they simply can’t deliver the results that they say they will. With things like at-home microdermabrasion kits, it’s nice to know if you are getting ripped off or if you actually can get the healthier skin from the comfort of your home. This article will discuss the differences between at-home microdermabrasion and professional treatments. Read on to learn more.
At-Home Microdermabrasion Kits
These microdermabrasion kits have many benefits including the ability to do them whenever you want and wherever you want without having to spend as much money. Typically, at-home microdermabrasion kits come with a foam and cleanser rather than an entire machine. Filled with the same crystals as a professional microdermabrasion, the at-home option will work to slough off a little bit of your skin without leaving you with as much sensitivity or redness. However, because the strength of these solutions isn’t nearly as high, you aren’t going to get the same results.
Although professional microdermabrasion is going to cost you more money for each session, the results that you get are going to be night and day. Specifically, the machine that we use at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants has technology that is designed for all skin types and will work to get rid of the top few layers of your skin— resulting in a smoother and healthier complexion. Additionally, all of our skin care professionals have years of training, which means that you will get the most precise and consistent results possible.
Yes, it is true that you will get some small results from your at-home microdermabrasion kit, but they won’t be nearly as noticeable as the results you will get if you get your microdermabrasion done in the office. If you would like to learn more about microdermabrasion or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!