What is Microdermabrasion?
If your skin is rough, the top layer may be mucked with dead skin cells that are making your complexion dull and uneven. At Advanced Dermatology in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX, we have cosmetic services, like noninvasive skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Fast and effective, microdermabrasion treatments remove the outer layer of dead skin so your complexion is brighter and healthier. This procedure can be used alone or with another cosmetic treatment, like a cosmetic injectable or chemical peel, for more enhancements. During your consultation, we will create a unique treatment plan for your specific skin concerns and cosmetic goals.
What is Dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion works well with fair complexions and is performed with a tool that spins a coarse surface against the skin to safely slough off the upper layers without scarring. Blemishes can accumulate dead cells on the surface of the skin, creating a dull complexion with fine lines, spots, and scars.
"Didn’t have any issues with this dermatology office. Went in as a new patient, filled out paperwork, and was called back very quickly. They removed my skin tags in a timely manner and I had no problems! I will say...that if a new patient fills in paper work saying they are interested in other cosmetic procedures...it would be wise for the doctor to bring that up and talk to them about it. I felt like I wrote things down for nothing. Not so sure I’ll be back for things like microdermabrasion, but I had a good experience here and appreciate the professionalism desplayed by the office."- A.L. / Google / Jun 07, 2019
"Didn’t have any issues with this dermatology office. Went in as a new patient, filled out paperwork, and was called back very quickly. They removed my skin tags in a timely manner and I had no problems! I will say...that if a new patient fills in paper work saying they are interested in other cosmetic procedures...it would be wise for the doctor to bring that up and talk to them about it. I felt like I wrote things down for nothing. Not so sure I’ll be back for things like microdermabrasion, but I had a good experience here and appreciate the professionalism desplayed by the office."- A._. / Google / Jun 22, 2019
Is Microdermabrasion Right for Me?
Microdermabrasion treatments can improve the appearance of surface skin blemishes, including fine lines, dull skin tone, uneven texture, sun damage, clogged pores, and scars. It is safe for people of all skin tones and types that want healthier, clearer skin. These treatments are most often performed on the face, but it can also benefit your neck, chest, and hands. Microdermabrasion should not be performed on skin that has an open wound or if you have a chronic condition, like acne or rosacea.
How is Microdermabrasion Performed?
Microdermabrasion treatments are performed in our office after a thorough consultation to determine what services will provide your ideal results. For the treatment, you will recline in a comfortable chair as your skin is cleaned and prepared. The microdermabrasion handpiece will pass over your skin as the tool both polishes and vacuums the crystals and dead skin. While the treatment feels odd, it should not be painful so you wouldn't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion will be applied evenly over the chosen areas with more care and sensitivity given around the eyes. Once the treatment is complete, the skin will be lightly washed to remove any residue before a moisturizer, selected for your skin type with sun protection, is applied.
What REsults Can I Expect from Microdermabrasion?
After a microdermabrasion treatment, you can resume your normal activities as long as you wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be sensitive. Your face should feel smoother and your tone should be brighter and balanced. To maintain your results, our team recommends getting these procedures every 4 – 6 weeks. Many Advanced Dermatology patients notice that after microdermabrasion treatments, their home skin care products (especially lotions and creams) absorb more easily into their skin for better results.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
The price for microdermabrasion can be discussed during your consultation with a skin care technician. Once you explain your goals and your complexion is assessed, your custom treatment plan will be made. Advanced Dermatology often has specials on treatments, including microdermabrasion, plus discounts if you buy a package with several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your skin and cosmetic goals, a skin care professional will help you understand if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the best treatment. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion is used to clear away the surface layer of dead and damaged skin cells to make your complexion looks smoother and healthier. You can get these same results from a light chemical peel. A stronger chemical peel or dermabrasion is better if your issues are deeper. The amount of time you want to spend in recovery might also help you decide which procedure you prefer since microdermabrasion requires minimal downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you may need anywhere from 5 – 12 microdermabrasion treatments scheduled about 2 – 4 weeks apart to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you may move to appointments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain your healthy complexion. In your consultation, your technician can make a plan with suggestions for your needs that details when you need to schedule appointments for microdermabrasion.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
After your microdermabrasion procedure, you are encouraged to avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours to give your skin time to rest and heal. You should avoid UV rays (natural sunlight or tanning beds) and protect your skin with sunscreen. To limit redness and swelling following the microdermabrasion, your procedure provider might suggest a special serum or cold compresses.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. Many patients combine microdermabrasion with an injectable (BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®) or as part of a facial. You should be open about your skin concerns during your initial consultation so your technician can build a treatment plan that fits all your cosmetic goals.
Exfoliate With More Power
Discover your most radiant and healthy complexion with nonsurgical microdermabrasion treatments at Advanced Dermatology. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion skin resurfacing and other services at Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX offices.