Microdermabrasion Specialist Questions and Answers
Microdermabrasion can do wonders for your skin. That is why Maki Wellness provides microdermabrasion treatments performed by our very own specialist. Call today or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Winter Springs FL, Oviedo FL, Casselberry FL, Slavia FL, Longwood FL, and Lake Mary FL.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to rejuvenate the skin tone and texture. This treatment works by exfoliating the skin, removing dead skin cells from the surface to reveal the healthy, new one’s underneath. This provides a much more youthful appearance, as the young, healthy and elastic skin is uncovered.
What does microdermabrasion do?
To understand microdermabrasion, it helps to know the roots of the word. ‘Micro’ means ‘small or light’ and dermabrasion means ‘mechanical or physical exfoliation of the skin.’ Therefore, microdermabrasion is a light, physical and/or mechanical exfoliation of the skin. A professional exfoliation will always be more effective than at-home exfoliators, penetrating deeper and minimizing the risk of complications. However, microdermabrasion is considered a light treatment because only the uppermost dead skin layers are removed. With a medium exfoliation, more layers are removed, and penetrates closer to the junction between the dermis and epidermis. Lastly, deep exfoliating penetrates the greatest and provides the most profound effects. Deep exfoliating typically causes some bleeding. The body quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones after removing the top layer of skin. This non-invasive procedure can improve the skin’s elasticity and texture by stimulating blood flow, which can improve cell production.
Does microdermabrasion hurt?
Microdermabrasion is a painless treatment, although minor discomfort may be experienced. The sensation is often described as very light sandpaper rubbing over the skin coupled with suction. As this procedure should not be painful, should you experience any painful sensations during treatment, let the clinician performing the procedure know as you soon as you feel it. To eliminate discomfort, skin care professionals can always adjust suction and other aspects of the treatment. Following a microdermabrasion treatment, temporary mild redness of the skin should be expected. This will diminish quickly, even in the case of sensitive skin types.
Does microdermabrasion help blackheads?
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment in the removal of blackheads. This treatment literally sucks the excess oil out of the pores. Microdermabrasion can deal with several blackheads at the same time if they are all in the same area. The crystals take the top of the blackhead off by removing the dead skin cells and oil that are trapped in the pores.
What should you not do after microdermabrasion?
In order to ensure the longest lasting results, following a microdermabrasion treatment, it is important to take the necessary precautions:
• Apply sunscreen when going outside.
• Avoid irritation, this includes avoiding facial scrubs and other exfoliants, which should be abstained from for at least three days.
• Moisturize more often, this will help maintain the soft skin provided by the treatment.
• Avoid caffeine, as it can dehydrate the skin.
• Avoid strenuous activities, such as exercising, for at least two days to prevent irritation.
• Avoid alcohol for two days and blood-thinning pain relievers for one week after treatment, as these can delay recovery.
How often should you get microdermabrasion?
A skin care specialist will recommend the appropriate treatment regimen based on your skin type and unique condition. Microdermabrasion often requires a series of treatments, typically spaced four to six weeks apart. This will maintain the effects of the treatment for longer.
If you or someone you know is looking for a top-rated microdermabrasion treatment, come to Maki Wellness today. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing microdermabrasion treatments and can provide you with healthy, younger-looking skin. For more information on our microdermabrasion treatments and how they can benefit you, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with our skin care specialist, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.