Obtaining a fresh, youthful glow is something many people desire. You don’t have to undergo multiple cosmetic procedures when a single microdermabrasion treatment can provide you with amazing results. To learn the benefits, those in the Canton, Cleveland and Akron areas should visit Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center in Green and Beachwood, OH.
Microdermabrasion is a popular procedure used for facial rejuvenation. This nonsurgical procedure has been used for several decades. However, technology is constantly improving, which means that microdermabrasion systems are now more controllable and effective because they use safer crystals. The first models of microdermabrasion systems used aluminum oxide crystals. This made the skin red, and the crystals were harmful if inhaled or ingested. It is becoming more popular for spas to use baking soda crystals. Baking soda crystals produce the same results, but they do not have any negative side effects.
What Is Microdermabrasion and What Does it Do?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive mechanical exfoliation skin treatment without chemicals that removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the treated area. Baking soda particles are propelled at high speeds across the surface of the skin, and vacuum pressure and mild suction helps to remove the top layer of the epidermis. The result is increased blood flow and circulation in the area that was treated. This stimulates new cell growth and collagen production.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
The great thing about microdermabrasion is that it does not require any type of medication. It is effective in treating a variety of conditions including the following:
- Blackheads and acne
- Stretch marks
- Age spots
- Enlarged pores
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Since microdermabrasion helps to stimulate the production of collagen, it can help to make the skin feel firmer and tighter, and can be used on a regular basis to maintain results. Speak to Dr. Carp to see how often you can undergo this procedure.
Is Microdermabrasion Right for Me?
Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option for individuals who would like to have healthier, younger, and brighter looking skin with minimal downtime.
What Areas Are Treated with Microdermabrasion?
The most common areas of the body that are treated with microdermabrasion are the face, neck, and chest.
For the most part, microdermabrasion is often done on its own. However, there is a smaller version of this treatment that can be done before a laser treatment to get the best results. This is something especially beneficial for individuals who are dealing with deep browns and melasma. Since microdermabrasion removes thin layers of the outer skin, it allows laser treatment to penetrate more deeply into the skin.
How Is Microdermabrasion Performed?
The first step is to clean the face to get rid of oil and dirt. If crystals are going to be used during this treatment, you will need to wear protective goggles. Dr. Carp will then use the handheld device to gently glide over your skin using a semicircular motion. Dead skin cells will be sloughed away by using a handpiece that either contains a diamond head or that ejects crystals.
All of the dead skin cells will be vacuumed away, either automatically as the wand passes over the skin or intermittently as a secondary process. This depends on the machine used for the microdermabrasion treatment. A moisturizer will be applied to your face once the treatment has been completed to aid in healing.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Microdermabrasion?
Often times, microdermabrasion is sold as a wonder treatment that can get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scarring. Even though these issues can be helped with this treatment, an individual should not expect significant results. This treatment should only be viewed as a way to exfoliate and polish the skin.
After a microdermabrasion treatment, you should expect your skin to appear healthier and well-hydrated. This is a great treatment to use before a big event since it helps the skin to look fresh and renewed. When a person undergoes a series of treatments, he or she should schedule them every 3 to 4 weeks.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
Microdermabrasion is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make microdermabrasion affordable and accessible for everyone, Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center offers financing options. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
The first step toward younger, fresher-looking skin begins with a microdermabrasion consultation at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center. Patients in the Canton, Cleveland and Akron areas may contact Dr. Steven Carp’s Green or Beachwood, OH offices to find out more.