Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion: The New Non-Invasive Technique To Remedy Unsightly Skin Blemish

Microdermabrasion is an astonishing skin smoothening technique that most people who are thrilled with good looks and unblemished skin have probably heard about. But the fact remains that most people don’t know much about microdermabrasion or dermabrasion in general. You may have read on a medical spa’s menu such as our MINTS medical Spa or heard about it from your flawless skin-obsessed friends, but in reality, you can only know more about microdermabrasion from a qualified dermatologist or skin care specialist. This will help you to know if a treatment is being blown out of proportion or if it is indeed worth an investment. Microdermabrasion is one such treatment that has received applauding from both professional skin care specialists and beneficiaries of this magical dead skin removal technique.

Before we go into details about microdermabrasion, it is important to clear out a few things you might have heard about it and possibly thought it was speculative rumors or one of those ‘blown-out of proportion arguments.’ Simply put, microdermabrasion is a special procedure used to exfoliate the skin thus removing any superficial skin layer mainly composed of dead skin cells. This treatment utilizes a skin buffing and polishing machine that makes the best use of a diamond tip or very fine crystals for dead skin removal. Some advanced microdermabrasion systems can also have vacuum systems that can suction out any loose skin from your facial area.

A series of microdermabrasion can be of great benefit to anyone who is suffering from unsightly age spots, brown spots, fine lines, clogged pores or uneven skin pigmentation. This treatment is also highly recommended for melisma patients, and patients subscribed to Retin-A.  Melisma is mainly caused by a combination of ultraviolet light, hormones, and inflammation, and is one of those skin blemishes that no one ever wants to experience. The good news is that if you have it already, a good topical care combined with vigilant sun protection and a series of dermabrasion will do your skin some justice.

What to Know About In-Office And At-Home Microdermabrasion

While word has been going around about the immense contribution of microdermabrasion, people have been trying to get at home treatments. However, one ought to understand that there are major differences between the in-office and at home microdermabrasion treatments. One such difference is that in-office microdermabrasion treatments tend to have much larger motors and hence have more output power compared to the at-home treatments. Moreover, in-office treatments have a deeper skin penetration which is crucial in providing precision for exfoliation.

Microdermabrasion in our MINTS Medical Spa in Chicago is carried out with extreme care for safety purposes. We ensure that diamond tome wands are thoroughly sterilized similarly as we do with our surgical instruments.

Facts About Microdermabrasion

Is microdermabrasion painful? This is undoubtedly one question that anyone looking for an alternative to surgical procedures has to ask. To cool your nerves, you should rest assured that this treatment is not painful. Your skin might be left looking a little bit red just for a few hours after the procedure. Additionally, your skin may be more sensitive than before. To subdue these effects, a sunscreen or calming moisturizer is tenderly applied after the treatment.

Microdermabrasion is remotely not prone to any side effects, but if you are suffering from dermatographism, it means that any slight scratches can cause you red welts. If you develop blotches or hive-like lines after the microdermabrasion procedure, you should use an oral antihistamine to help reduce the reaction.

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The frequency of a microdermabrasion treatment sessions will largely depend on your type of skin care as well as your finances.

Microdermabrasion is fairly inexpensive, but that is not the most amazing part about this dead skin removal procedure. The best part is that it takes away all your skin blemishes without leaving you hospitalized like other surgical procedures. This is why it has gained popularity among a great number of celebrities and notable personalities.

Well, to get the best out of a microdermabrasion treatment, all you need to do is book an appointment now at our MINT Medical Spa Chicago and Doctor Imran will take care of all your facial needs.

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