A traditional dermabrasion treatment can help correct certain skin problems such as wrinkles, superficial scarring, and even skin sagging, but there are a few disadvantages. Microdermabrasion is a gentler form of skin rejuvenation, and it involves no anesthetics. It’s performed in the comfort of our office, and there’s no downtime after the treatment.
How It Works
Microdermabrasion is a bit similar to traditional dermabrasion, but the tool used is quite different. Instead of scouring the facial skin with a dust-coated rotary tip, microdermabrasion instruments emit a powerful stream of air that’s thick with microscopic aluminum oxide crystals. The instrument is moved across the skin surface, and the crystal spray removes the dead and damaged cells of the epidermis.
The suction instrument attached to the spray device sucks up the crystals and dead skin cells. This treatment can be performed on the entire facial surface, and a complete treatment typically takes just minutes to perform.
The body responds to the stripping away of skin cells by accelerating the production of replacement tissue. Remember that skin grows up from below, so some of the dermal tissue will quickly become the new epidermal layer. When the skin layers go into creation mode, collagen production also increases, an added bonus of microdermabrasion treatments. We generally schedule multiple treatments, and these are spaced apart for healing.
Long-Term Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Although the treatments are simple to perform, the positive results last for quite some time. Collagen production continues to increase for months following the last treatment. Because we can closely examine the facial features between treatments, we can see where improvement is occurring and where additional attention is required. Eventually, clients notice a smoother overall skin surface and a better overall tone.
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Microdermabrasion at Crystal Cove Dermatology can treat a number of problems including wrinkling and small blemishes. However, to find out if you are a suitable candidate for the correction of any of these types of problems, you’ll want to contact us today to book an appointment in Newport Beach, CA.