What is Microdermabrasion?

By Boulevard Dermatology
May 22, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Find out how this simple cosmetic treatment can improve the tone and texture of your skin.microdermabrasion

While most people want to have younger-looking skin, they often don’t want to go through invasive measures to get treatment. But what if our Philadelphia, PA, dermatologist Dr. Deirdre Wood told you that she could get your skin more radiant while improving lines, wrinkles, scars, sun damage and other issues? Find out more about microdermabrasion and whether it’s the right option for you.

What is microdermabrasion?

This cosmetic service is one of the best ways to buff away the outer layer of dry, dead skin in order to uncover healthier, younger-looking skin underneath. When microdermabrasion removes these outer layers, it also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which help to keep skin supple and firm.

Who is a good candidate for microdermabrasion?

There are many healthy men and women that can benefit from getting microdermabrasion in northeast Philadelphia. It might be time to consider this treatment if you are dealing with:

  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Superficial scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rosacea
  • Acne

Since this procedure isn’t invasive it can’t tackle more serious issues such as severe folds or wrinkles or deep scars. In these situations, you’ll want to talk to our Philadelphia skin doctor about other options like laser or surgical treatments.

What should I expect during treatment?

During this non-invasive procedure, a device is placed directly over the skin, where microcrystals are activated to buff away dead skin and reveal healthy, vibrant skin that is firmer and offers a more even skin tone.

Before your treatment begins, we will schedule a consultation with you so that we can make sure that your treatment goals are realistic and aligned with what microdermabrasion can offer. If we determine that you are a great candidate for treatment, we will also discuss how many treatment sessions you will need over the course of the next couple of months in order to see the results you want. Those with severe issues will require more sessions than someone with only minor problems. The procedure itself can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.

Boulevard Dermatology in northeast Philadelphia is ready to help you get that more youthful skin. What are you waiting for? You can easily refresh your look and microdermabrasion can help.