Your skin — your body’s largest organ — does the tough work of protecting you from sun, dirt, wind, and other environmental elements. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished. And these punishing elements that bombard your skin daily create spots, wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging.
Dr. Vicki Rapaport and Dr. Marvin Rapaport at Rapaport Dermatology of Beverly Hills are skilled at microdermabrasion treatments. Our team wants you to understand how the procedure works and how it can help you restore your youthful glow.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion utilizes a special applicator that removes the outer layer of your skin. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that restores your skin texture and tone.
Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Acne scarring
- Brown and gray spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
Is microdermabrasion safe?
Yes. Microdermabrasion is minimally invasive and one of the least risky forms of skin rejuvenation available. Some common side effects include minimal redness, swelling, and tenderness. These side effects usually resolve within an hour after treatment.
Occasionally, a patient whose skin requires a little more pressure might experience some bruising that fades within a day or two.
Does microdermabrasion work?
While no treatment can remove every line or spot on your face, microdermabrasion drastically improves the look of your skin, which will be smoother and clearer after treatment.
You may need more than one treatment to obtain optimal results. Our team will create a customized treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
What does microdermabrasion feel like?
Although it sounds harsh, microdermabrasion is actually one of the least painful skin treatments you can receive. You’ll feel it working, but you won’t be in discomfort during or after the procedure.
Is there downtime?
Unlike other skin renewal procedures, microdermabrasion involves no downtime. After treatment, you can apply some makeup to hide redness and resume your day. The treatment has no restrictions, other than staying out of the sun for a few days. Of course, slather on the sunscreen before you go outside.
Microdermabrasion is one of our favorite ways to restore your skin and help you look younger. Not only will your skin look better, but you’ll feel a boost in your self-confidence as well. If you’d like to learn more about this minimally invasive skin treatment, call the office location most convenient to you, or use our online scheduling tool.