Would you like smoother, younger-looking skin but are uncertain of how to go about achieving it? If so, you should look into the advantages of microdermabrasion for skin rejuvenation. If may be what you are looking for in order to enjoy skin with a smoother texture and a more even tone. Once you learn more about how the treatment works, you may very well decide that it is the right one for you.
First of all, microdermabrasion should not be confused with dermabrasion. While the terms sound similar, there is a big difference in the way they work and in the recovery period that follows. Dermabrasion is done when the surface of the skin is removed with an abrasive tool that is moved across its surface. It is aggressive and may require downtime for recovery. In addition, complete healing from the procedure may take more than a week.
Microdermabrasion is much gentler. There is little to no downtime required following the procedure. You will be able to return to your normal routine quickly. This non-surgical treatment uses a special mechanical tool to gently remove debris like dead skin cells. The skin will become smoother as a result. The exfoliating action will also help to address any clogged pores.
Microdermabrasion can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles that tend to show up as time goes by. They form because the skin starts to loosen due to a reduction in the amount of collagen that is present. Collagen is a protein that is manufactured by the body in the lower layers of the skin for the purpose of keeping it full, firm and tight. When the amount of it decreases, as it does with age, the skin will loosen. This will necessarily lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles. By increasing the amount of collagen in the skin, some of the tightness that was present during youth will return.
Microdermabrasion can help to tighten the skin by stimulating the growth of additional collagen. This is a gradual process that takes place in the months following the treatment.
You might also benefit from microdermabrasion if you have dark spots on your skin. They form when melanin, which supplies pigment, begins to concentrate in small patches. The exfoliating action of the microdermabrasion process will help to break up and disperse the concentrated melanin. As a result, the skin will develop a more even tone.
Our experienced skin care expert at the office of Dr. Steven Dayan can explain the benefits of microdermabrasion for skin rejuvenation to you in more detail. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Chicago!