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Microdermabrasion Can Remedy More Facial Flaws Than You Realize

Mar 13, 2024
Microdermabrasion Can Remedy More Facial Flaws Than You Realize
Have you heard of microdermabrasion? Many people think it’s just a fancy way of exfoliating the skin, but it’s so much more than that. Read on as we break down the diverse and numerous improvements you’ll see from our microdermabrasion treatment. 

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a patient favorite here at Limmer Dermatology for its myriad benefits and proven results in achieving radiant, youthful skin. This gentle exfoliation technique involves the removal of dead skin cells, unveiling a smoother and rejuvenated complexion.

In our microdermabrasion treatment, we use a small handheld device that has a tip encrusted with fine microcrystals, which mechanically exfoliate the surface of your skin while triggering new collagen production and faster cell turnover, promoting youthful-looking skin. 

Although microdermabrasion can treat many different areas of the body, our patients most often opt for facial application. As a physical exfoliating treatment, it does not include any chemical exfoliating agents, making it ideal for those concerned with ingredient contraindications.

Although the basis of the treatment is exfoliation, it can treat a wide array of skin concerns. Here’s a breakdown of the improvements our patients enjoy as a result of microdermabrasion.

Reduced pore clogging and size

By buffing away your dead skin cells, microdermabrasion prevents the buildup of debris within pores, minimizing the likelihood of pore clogging and acne breakouts. Because impurities make pores appear larger, this means microdermabrasion can give you less noticeable pores.

Improved acne scars

The exfoliation process of microdermabrasion can help to diminish the appearance of acne scars by promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells and smoothing out irregularities in the skin's surface through increased collagen production, filling out indented acne scars.

Reduced hyperpigmentation

By increasing cell turnover rate, ongoing microdermabrasion treatments can help fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation over time. Though it’s essential to keep up proper skincare to reduce hyperpigmentation, microdermabrasion can give your skin a significant boost to fade spots faster. 

Reduced signs of aging

We produce collagen and elastin in our skin throughout our lives, but most prominently and effectively in our younger years. Microdermabrasion manually triggers the production of these skin-plumping agents, reducing depth and severity of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Enhanced skin tone and texture

As you can probably infer, all the aforementioned results combined will create a more even, smooth appearance in your skin. People often underestimate just how great an overall balanced and even skin tone and texture can boost their confidence and feelings of attractiveness.

When we are dealing with personal skin issues, it can be easy to get caught up in our flaws. It makes us so happy to see our patients glow both inside and out when a treatment like this can improve their overall appearance and confidence.

What to expect from microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive facial treatment that usually takes us about 30-45 minutes to complete. For best results, you’ll want to come back for treatments once every four to eight weeks.

How many treatments you’ll need to solve your skin issues will be unique to your case, but that’s what our experts are here to help you figure out. You should see some improvements after just one treatment, but ongoing application is critical to long-term results.

Though microdermabrasion is gentler than some alternative facial treatments, it can be sensitizing in some individuals. Resulting redness, tenderness, and minor swelling may be experienced after treatment, but at mild levels and not for more than one to a few days.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is best to consult a professional in advance to make sure you don’t have any contraindications to this treatment. That’s why we’re here! To schedule a consultation or an appointment in our San Antonio, Texas office, please contact us here anytime.