If you want beautiful-looking skin then you may want to prioritize your skin health. One of the best ways to manage the health of your skin is to ensure that your skin cells are shedding normally, which will allow products to penetrate more deeply and even make cleansing your skin more effectively. At Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA, we know that a microdermabrasion facial is a good aesthetic treatment to help you boost your skin health and achieve glowing skin.
What Does a Microdermabrasion Facial Do?
A microdermabrasion facial is an incredibly diverse treatment that can address a wide variety of skin concerns. From basic skin health hygiene, like supporting the function of the skin’s natural barrier, to aesthetic concerns related to aging, this treatment can be used for almost any purpose. Some of the most common uses of this treatment include:
Brightening Dull Complexion
A dull complexion is caused by a combination of dead skin cells on the skin surface and diminished blood flow in the sub-dermal layers of the skin. While a dull complexion is common in mature skin, it’s also commonly found in those who are stressed. This exfoliating treatment clears away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, bright skin underneath and also stimulates blood flow to the skin, which helps create a youthful skin glow.
Correcting Uneven Skin Texture
Uneven skin texture is typically caused by dead skin cells that shed unevenly, as well as slowing collagen production that causes skin elasticity to change over time. Uneven skin is not as supple, smooth, or tight as it used to be and can also cause the appearance of a bumpy skin texture. This treatment helps boost collagen production to smooth out skin texture.
Reducing Uneven Skin Tone
An uneven skin tone can be caused by skin conditions, skin irritation, or even dirt and pollutants from the air. Correcting an uneven skin tone can be complex, even when you use over-the-counter products containing Vitamin C and Retinol. This treatment helps even out the tone of the skin by removing the top layer of skin cells that have changed pigment.
Eliminating Age Spots and Dark Spots
Age spots and dark spots are both forms of pigment-related sun damage that are caused by excess melatonin in some skin cells. Both of these spots can instantly age you and can be difficult to cover with make-up. Some dark spots are even worsened by sun exposure, particularly when the initial spot is caused by skin inflammation. However, treating age spots and dark spots can be effectively done with a deep exfoliating treatment like this one.
Melasma is a skin condition that commonly occurs in pregnant women, but can also be seen in both women and men who are experiencing hormonal fluctuations. Melasma is a dark patch of skin that can be found on the mid-face, such as the cheeks or nose bridge. Treating melasma is the same as treating other pigmentation concerns, which means you need a treatment that can effectively exfoliate your skin to remove the discolored skin cells.
Clearing Away Blackheads and Acne
Blackheads and acne can be difficult to treat since the dirt, oil, and bacteria that cause these conditions are typically caused when skin cells are trapping your pores. With this treatment, clearing away skin cells from the skin surface allows acne products to penetrate the pores to dissolve oil, clear out dirt, and reduce the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
Reducing Fine Lines
Fine lines on the face are a common sign of visual aging caused by reduced collagen in the skin. However, fine lines can also appear worse when dead skin cells enhance their appearance. This treatment can reduce fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating blood flow and collagen production, as well as by removing dead skin cells.
Shrinking Large Pores
Large pores are caused by a combination of dirt and oil that stretch the pores, as well as past injuries to the pores from acne or other skin conditions. The only way to effectively shrink large pores is to stimulate collagen production in the skin that will help the pores become smaller over time.
Minimizing Acne Scars
Acne scars are both the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation left behind when acne heals and the textural scars that cause the skin to look uneven. This treatment can minimize the appearance of shallow textural scars and even permanently treat hyperpigmentation scars after several treatments.
Healing Sun Damage
Sun damage is the biggest culprit behind skin concerns, such as fine lines, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Most people have some amount of sun damage on the skin. Fortunately, you can treat a majority of sun damage symptoms by using this exfoliating treatment and by regularly wearing SPF to protect new skin cells from damage.
What Is a Microdermabrasion Facial?
A microdermabrasion facial is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can enhance the health and appearance of the skin. This treatment is considered an alternative to traditional exfoliation and can be easily worked into your regular skin routine to help you even out pigmentation concerns, refine your skin texture, and even assist with clogged pores.
This treatment involves the use of an FDA-approved handheld device that blows fine crystals over the surface of your skin to slough away dead skin cells and stimulate the production of collagen in deeper layers of the skin. This treatment is an ideal option for all skin types and skin tones.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
Overall, this exfoliating facial is very simple. The first step of the treatment is a consultation appointment where we will examine the condition of your skin and discuss any skin problems you have. Most people are good candidates for this treatment, particularly because there are no preparation or recovery periods associated with this treatment. After we verify that this treatment is a good option for your aesthetic goals, we will schedule your first appointment.
Most of the time, this treatment can be completed within 30 to 45 minutes. The first step of your treatment is to cleanse your skin to remove any impurities like dirt, oil, or make-up. After the canvas of your skin is clear, we will then apply the vacuum device to your skin to exfoliate dead or damaged skin cells. You will not feel any discomfort from this treatment.
Unlike some other aesthetic treatments, there is no need to use a topical numbing cream to complete this treatment. After your treatment is complete, we will moisturize your skin and you will be encouraged to use SPF for the next three to five days to protect your new skin cells.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Although the first treatment will effectively exfoliate your skin and revitalize the appearance of your skin, we usually recommend a series of initial treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals. The number of treatments you require will depend on your aesthetic goals and the condition of your skin. For example, while some patients with minor concerns may only need three to five treatments, patients with severe concerns may need more than 10.
The pacing of your treatment will also depend on your skin condition, as well as factors like your age (and cellular turnover rate) and your lifestyle. Many patients have this treatment one to two times a month. It’s common for younger people or people who have more severe concerns to have this treatment more frequently at the start.
What About After You Have Achieved Your Results?
After your initial round of treatment, it’s usually a good idea to schedule regular appointments to help your results last. Many people schedule maintenance appointments every other month or a few times a year to continue seeing the desired results of the treatment. Because the results of this treatment are not permanent, maintenance appointments are an important aspect of enjoying long-term results.
How Long Do Results Last?
In general, the results of this treatment can last for several months when you attend regular maintenance appointments. Most of the time, the results of this treatment will last for one to two months as your skin regenerates skin cells and collagen. With regular treatments, your results can be continuous. We will help you determine the best treatment frequency for your skin type and concerns.
You can help your results last longer when you follow good skincare habits. This means using products that support the results you want to see, such as anti-aging products for fine lines and wrinkles or acne-fighting products for clogged pores. Using SPF daily can also help prolong the results of your treatment.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Because this treatment is non-invasive and has zero risks of skin scarring, it’s considered a universal treatment for all skin tones and types. People of any age or gender are potential candidates for this treatment, especially if their skin goals include improving the tone, texture, and quality of the skin. This treatment is also a good option for those who want to help skincare products absorb more effectively or help cosmetics apply more smoothly.
Enjoy Beautiful and Radiant Skin
If you want beautiful, bright, and healthy skin, then a microdermabrasion ticket is likely a good skin care treatment for you. This exfoliating treatment is an ideal option to address a variety of skin challenges, from fine lines to sun damage to acne and acne scarring. Please contact Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA to schedule your first appointment today.