If you have clogged pores, superficial wrinkles or uneven pigmentation, you need not buy a slew of different skincare products to get your skin back on track. Microdermabrasion can solve all of those pesky skin issues on its own, and the results are often achieved instantly. This popular, non-invasive procedure carries a wealth of benefits, including but not limited to increased blood flow, improved cell production, and noticeably enhanced skin texture and elasticity. Through deep exfoliation, microdermabrasion is able to slough off the top layer of skin to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin underneath. It’s essentially gentle sandblasting for your skin.
Furthermore, microdermabrasion does not require any down-time or numbing agent. Dr. Cardi is experienced in performing this highly popular procedure, and can help you achieve the rejuvenated, refreshed look you deserve.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that makes use of a small, handheld applicator to remove the top layer of skin. The applicator has a special type of abrasive surface that exfoliates, reduces signs of aging, and evens out skin tone.
There are two different tips used for microdermabrasion devices, a diamond-tip and a crystal tip. Here’s how they differ:
Microdermabrasion is popular in large part because of how versatile it is. A series of treatments can greatly improve the appearance of:
Some patients may feel a little discomfort during a microdermabrasion procedure, but it should never hurt. It is also normal for your face to feel tight for a few hours afterwards.
From start to finish, microdermabrasion usually takes one hour to complete.
You should remove all makeup and thoroughly cleanse your face prior to the procedure. In the week leading up to microdermabrasion, patients are encouraged to avoid the following:
Microdermabrasion can help almost everyone achieve a brighter, healthier complexion. However, this procedure is not recommended if you have certain skin conditions, such as:
If you are unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion, please make an appointment with Dr. Cardi for an evaluation.