Skin is exposed to the elements on a daily basis, and will eventually show the signs of aging: sun damage, acne scarring, hormonal fluctuations, and gravity. At the Skin and Vein Center, Dr. Seiger performs a skin rejuvenating procedure, called microdermabrasion, designed to combat these problems. But what is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure in which a plastic surgeon or dermatologist uses a special instrument to smooth and “sand” the skin and slough off the outer layers of skin to reveal new skin underneath. Tiny exfoliating crystals help to improve dull skin, get rid of brown spots, age spots, and create a more youthful appearance. Microdermabrasion is not effective in treating skin conditions that are congenital in nature such as scars caused by burns, birthmarks, moles and skin defects. It’s also not effective at treating stretch marks, deep scars or wrinkles.
Before undergoing microdermabrasion, patients should consult with Dr. Seiger, who has performed the procedures on many others, to determine the individual results they can achieve. During the consultation, Dr. Seiger will discuss the associated risks for the individual, the patient’s goals, the benefits of microdermabrasion, and any necessary instructions for preparation and healing.
Before and after microdermabrasion results have proven that the procedure is appropriate for all skin types and colors and doesn’t cause any discoloration or scarring on darker skin tones as other types of procedures are known to do.
Microdermabrasion recovery is quicker than dermabrasion and doesn’t require any anesthetics, surgery or downtime. The skin will be pink for a day or two following the procedure but the level of overall discomfort is minimal.
After microdermabrasion, the skin will feel tender for a couple of days. Full healing usually takes at least a week with the overall pink tone completely fading by six weeks post-procedure. Makeup can be used on the skin only after the skin has fully healed. The sunlight should be avoided for a couple of weeks and an SPF of 30 or more should be worn when outdoors.
If you’re suffering from brown spots, age spots, or generally dull skin, the non-invasive microdermabrasion procedure could be just what you’re looking for to recapture a flawless, youthful appearance. Dr. Seiger’s experience and knowledge have helped countless patients to find their skin’s true beauty – call today to schedule a consultation!