The weather, the environment and the sun can take a toll on our skin. A person’s skin can become rough, blotchy and lose its youthful vigor and glow. For this reason, many people turn to microdermabrasion. They use it because they want to restore their skin without going through invasive procedures, like surgical dermabrasion or a facelift.
Microdermabrasion can be compared to brushing your teeth. When you brush your teeth, you gently remove food particles, plaque and bacteria that has grown on the teeth throughout the day.
This promotes good dental health and makes the teeth look white and shiny. Microdermabrasion does the same thing to a person’s skin; it removes dead skin and debris.
The human skin is a wonder of design. It regenerates itself every 30 days. This means that the effects of microdermabrasion are temporary and the treatments generally need to be repeated every two to four weeks. On average, it takes between six to twelve sessions for a person to see drastic results from microdermabrasion.
Some people opt to get these treatments every single week for their first three sessions. Once the initial phase of the treatment has been completed, they will generally change to a monthly microdermabrasion schedule.
What to Expect Before, During and After the Procedure
Microdermabrasion leaves people with skin that is smoother, softer and generally feels more rejuvenated.
Any makeup or oils on your skin will be removed. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, you may not need any antiseptic. The handpiece used in the procedure will be traced over the skin with a repeated single smooth pass multiple times until the desired result is achieved.
Once the procedure is done, your skin may have a mild pink color. This is no cause for alarm. In fact, it is the desired outcome. Within a few hours of the procedure, your skin will return to its normal color.
Since mild exfoliation has taken place, you will need to apply moisturizer ointment to keep your skin protected. Sunscreen is recommended after the procedure as your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure.
Microdermabrasion is beneficial for people who have acne, have mild acne scars and mild pink marks. Microdermabrasion helps acne sufferers because it clears the pores. When this procedure is coupled with a glycolic peel, the results are even more pronounced.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to encourage your face to produce collagen, which causes your face to look rejuvenated.
With locations in Oklahoma City and Edmond, Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center proudly offers microdermabrasion treatments for individuals seeking beautiful, younger-looking skin. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.