Learn About Microdermabrasion and How It is Performed

Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that is used to remove dead, dull and damaged skin so new skin growth can be revealed. This can be used to combat signs of premature aging, sun damage, minor scarring, and discolorations. The process is fairly straightforward and reveals healthier skin growth with diminished imperfections. When treatments are carried out in succession, damage can removed permanently.

Microdermabrasion works on the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of skin. This is the layer that faces the brunt of the sun and environmental damage. This skin treatment seeks to remove the outermost layer of skin through fine particles that are worked into the skin using special tools. This not only removes the outer layers of the skin, but also affects the stratum corneum.

Once the body senses this important layer has been compromised, it goes into quick action to begin producing new skin cells. Since the epidermis has now been removed, moisturizers and healing creams can directly penetrate the stratum corneum. This can produce a deep moisturizing and healing action, so the skin is repaired.

After the treatment is carried out, a person’s skin is often dehydrated so an esthetician will need to moisturize and protect the skin with special lotions. The skin may appear red, inflamed and swollen just after treatment. This is a normal reaction and will subside quickly. It is especially important people who go through this treatment avoid sun exposure and protect their skin with a high-level SPF to avoid skin damage.

Just after treatment, women should avoid wearing makeup since this can subdue the healing process and cause skin irritation. The esthetician will give ample instructions on how to properly care for the skin to receive the best results after treatment. If a person has severely damaged skin, they may need to go through several treatments before achieving the results they want.

People who are tired of dealing with damaged, dull skin can find vibrant skin through these treatments. To schedule an appointment, contact the office of David K. Hiranaka M.D. D.M.D. With these skin treatments, you can have the beautiful skin you long for.

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