What is Microdermabrasion?
For smooth, clean skin patients should consider Microdermabrasion. Seattle weather can be harsh on your face, and this procedure is an excellent way to reverse the damage of cold temperatures and harsh winds. The process of cell renewal (exfoliation) is a natural process that slows with age. Uniform removal of the superficial dead cells thickens the epidermis, increases the production of new cells, and encourages the production of collagen and elastin. All skin types can be treated with Microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion was developed in Europe in 1985 and was introduced in the United States in the early 90s. Aluminum oxide crystals are projected onto the skin in a safe and uniform manner to painlessly exfoliate layers of the epidermis. These crystals, along with dead skin cells, are vacuumed into a closed filter container and discarded. A control gauge allows for increased vacuum for a more aggressive peel and decreased vacuum for a gentler peel.
Microdermabrasion leaves your skin smooth and clean with slight redness that fades quickly. Blackheads are loosened, whiteheads become unsurfaced and hyperpigmentation lightens. Acne scars, enlarged pores and epidermal wrinkles become less prominent. Blood containing oxygen and nutrients is drawn to the surface to feed and repair cells.
The process of microdermabrasion should be approached in a series of at least five treatments in order to get a lasting effect. The patient will be treated every week or two, depending on the aggressiveness of the peel. A proper skin program, including Retin-A and prescription Hydroquinone, when needed, is imperative for long lasting improvement with microdermabrasion. Seattle medical professionals at our practice are ready to consult you about this revolutionary skin-enhancing technique, so contact us today!