Microdermabrasion in El Paso
Your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays and a multitude of other elements every day. This is a normal yet unfavorable part of aging. Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for reducing the effects of aging on the face, hands, and neck. Microdermabrasion is a simple treatment that can easily reduce the effects of the natural elements on your skin.
The epidermis, the top paper thin layer of skin, is constantly undergoing cellular turnover, or reproduction. When the news cells generate the old, dead cells usually fall off. However, an accumulation of old dead skin cells can lead to a dull, aged-looking face. Microdermabrasion is a gentle abrasive technique that is excellent for the sun-damaged and rough-textured skin. It enhances the skin’s condition by stimulating collagen production, removing dead and flaking skin cells, and stimulating the production of fresh, young skin cells. Microdermabrasion can help promote the growth of healthier skin. Many clients report that their skin feels softer, tighter and smoother with improved tone, color, and texture.
How should I prepare before the treatment?
You will want to avoid any products that contain certain acids and retinoids on the treatment area. The dermatologist will wash your face with mild cleansers before.
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How long is the treatment?
Microdermabrasion sessions last approximately 20-30 minutes.
What does a Microdermabrasion feel like?
The dermatologist will spray tiny crystals onto the skin then suction them with a wand. The effect is similar to very fine sandpaper rubbed on the skin. This treatment only touches the outermost layer of skin. Microdermabrasion treatments are painless. Many patients have reported the treatment to feel very refreshing. This skin treatment even feels like a facial massage to some.
What should I do after the treatment?
This is a mild treatment with no downtime for many. Patients with sensitive skin may experience a bit of redness or tenderness, but this is not usual. Apply post-procedure lotion to the treated area followed by sun block. This protocol should be continued for two to three days post microdermabrasion treatment. It is important to abstain from all tanning, including natural sun exposure, tanning lights, creams and sprays for one week following treatment. If your skin feels tender, be sure to use a gentler cleanser. Avoid picking or scratching the treated area.
Microdermabrasion is often followed by a mild facial peel to increase the benefits of both treatments.