What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a mini procedure that involves the skin being "sandblasted" by aluminum oxide crystals to remove the top layer of the skin or dead skin cells. This promotes the production of new cells in the basal (deepest) layer of the dermis. At Hollywood Dermatology, our cosmetic dermatologists perform microdermabrasion to renew and rejuvenate your skin.
How is this treatment performed?
A cleansing toner is applied to the skin to remove excess oils for better application and penetration. A self-contained wand is then manually passed over the skin in areas of damage or all over the face, which is usually the case. The machine delivers fine, aluminum oxide crystals to the face that "sandblast" away dead skin and impurities. The procedure lasts about 20 to 30 minutes, depending upon the 'depth' or 'strength' of the peel. Afterward, a cotton ball saturated with a soothing toner is passed over the face then a re-hydrating cream and sunblock are applied.
What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?
As one of the most minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures in the US, microdermabrasion can be used to treat and improve the appearance of a number of skin conditions, including:
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation
- Mild acne scars
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Candidates who are suitable for microdermabrasion are those who are looking to eliminate discoloration, hyperpigmentation, scarring, sun damage, or wrinkles on the skin. Candidates should not have any active skin infections, active acne, or other skin diseases that may complicate the healing of their skin from sandblasting. At your initial consultation, your medical history and personal skin goals will both be considered when determining your candidacy for microdermabrasion.
What should I expect after microdermabrasion?
You can expect to feel as if you have a mild sunburn or windburn. Your skin will feel dry and may peel. This is natural and is the purpose of the procedure. You should regularly apply a high-quality moisturizer as well as a high protection sunblock. Do not expose your face to sunlight for long periods of time, including tanning beds. You should not use any exfoliating scrubs or lotions beforehand or afterward for at least 3 days. Your skin will be smoother and the damage will be lessened.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime following microdermabrasion treatment. You can return to work and normal activities immediately. In some cases, Hollywood Dermatology patients schedule the treatment on their lunch break.
If you are interested in booking a microdermabrasion treatment, please use the form on this page to schedule an appointment at Hollywood Dermatology or visit our contact page for information about our South Florida locations.
How Long Will the Results From My Microdermabrasion Treatment Last?
Results from the microdermabrasion treatment can last up to one month with the proper care. Investing in a good skincare routine and wearing sunscreen will optimize the appearance of your results, keeping your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated for up to four weeks.
How Often Will I Need Microdermabrasion Treatment?
Although the progress of skin improvement will vary from patient to patient, a follow-up microdermabrasion every four weeks is recommended for most patients. Because the skin is constantly exposed and new skin cells are always being created, getting frequent microdermabrasion treatments to keep the skin healthy and damage-free is the best way to maintain flawless results.
Book Your Appointment for Microdermabrasion in South Florida Today!
If you are interested in booking a microdermabrasion treatment, schedule your first appointment at Hollywood Dermatology. With convenient office locations in the heart of South Florida, our team is ready to help you achieve glowing, glass skin! To find out more information about microdermabrasion or to reach a team member at one of our South Florida locations, call 954-961-1200.