Invasive surgery is not your only choice when it comes to improving the way your face looks and feels. Rather than putting yourself through an invasive operation, you can get skin that is younger in appearance, firmer and smoother with microdermabrasion. If you’re interested in improving the tone and texture of your skin, you may want to learn what this popular treatment involves and what kinds of advantages await you as a patient in San Antonio, TX.
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment that exfoliates the skin, gently removing the outermost layers full of dead and damaged cells. After the dead skin and cells are removed, your face regrows its top layer, which comes in looking firmer, smoother and younger than the old skin layer.
This treatment targets dermatological defects and damages like:
• Age spots
• Black heads
• Stretch marks
• Enlarged pores
• Acne scars
Microdermabrasion also encourages the underlying skin layers to produce collagen. With collagen production increased, you get an appearance that stays firmer, smoother, and younger longer than if you did not undergo microdermabrasion.
What to Expect
Microdermabrasion is performed from the comfort of our office as an outpatient procedure and involves the use of several pieces of handheld equipment like a vacuum and roller. Our specialist will apply a thin layer of tiny crystals to your face. The handheld device then creates a suction that removes the crystals as well as the top layer of dead skin cells and dirt.
The entire process typically lasts about a half hour and is comfortable and non-invasive. You may feel the vibration of the pump and other equipment used during the treatment. If you are anxious or fear the sensations, you can discuss options for topical numbing agents during your initial consultation.
Once the treatment is done, you will be sent home to rest and heal. The recovery time for microdermabrasion is short and lasts less than a day. Your face might be reddened or pink for the first few hours after you get home. However, it should regain its normal coloring quickly.
Further, your skin may be sensitive to the sun after microdermabrasion. You can reduce this sensitivity by wearing sunscreen when you go outdoors. You can also use cold compresses to relieve any itching or heat you experience after being outside in the sunlight.
Microdermabrasion is a safe and popular treatment that can be performed quickly and easily. It is non-invasive and fast. You may prefer to go through it rather than undergo an invasive facelift surgery. You get the younger, smoother and firmer appearance that you want and results that last for several months without needing follow-up care.
The experts at Westover Hills Dermatology are pleased to serve San Antonio, TX and the surrounding areas with customized dermatologic and cosmetic services such as microdermabrasion. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you!