Plastic Surgery Madison

The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

July 26th, 2016

Like Botox, microdermabrasion is a popular and gentle cosmetic treatment that is useful for people of many skin types and ages. On average, it takes around five to 16 sessions to see the benefits. More and more people are turning to microdermabrasion as their go-to procedure as it is not time-intensive and is a completely non-invasive procedure.

As a procedure, microdermabrasion is useful for people with:

  • mild acne
  • acne discoloration
  • superficial acne scars
  • melasma
  • clogged pores
  • uneven skin tone or texture
  • sallow or dull skin

Although the results of the procedure tend to be temporary, patients who follow the recommended skin-care plan, and who protect their skin from the effects of the sun will maintain their post-treatment looks for longer. However, it’s important to remember that skin ages, and follow-up treatments are necessary for maintenance reasons.

Using microdermabrasion, it is possible to achieve excellent results without any downtime or significant side effects, therefore, the procedure is perfect for those with busy lifestyles. The various benefits of microdermabrasion include:

  1. It is quick. The procedure usually takes less than an hour – face and neck included. It is usually necessary to undergo several sessions for optimal results; however, this can vary from person to person.
  2. It works for all skin types.  Microdermabrasion is appropriate for the aging skin, age spots, sun damage, and fine lines that occur early in the aging process. However, the procedure also works for younger people too, being particularly useful for those suffering from minor can scarring or oily skin.
  3. It is both effective and safe.  Microdermabrasion is perfectly safe when carried out by a cosmetic surgeon. There is no down time after the procedure and any swelling or redness that may occur, is short-lived.
  4. It is non-invasive. As microdermabrasion deals with skin flaws at surface level, treating only the outermost skin layers, the treatment is non-invasive. The procedure works through exfoliation, therefore, the skin is unharmed and unwounded.
  5. It is painless.  As it is a non-invasive procedure, microdermabrasion is not painful, and there’s no anesthesia involved. All a client may feel is a mild stinging or scratching sensation. In the few hours after a treatment, the skin may be a little swollen and pink, however this should subside entirely after a day. Immediately after treatment, a layer of soothing moisturizer is applied to protect the skin. A skin-care plan that includes sun protection is also given.
  6. It provides improved absorption of skincare products.  After dry and dead skin is removed from the face, the skin can more easily absorb skin products, and will consequently be better maintained.
  7. It requires no preparation.  Because microdermabrasion needs no advance preparation of the skin, it is convenient as it can be carried out whenever your schedule suits. Many people like to have a session a few days prior to attending a wedding or an event.
  8. It gives instant results.  It is possible to see results as soon as the procedure has been delivered. Of course, the look of the skin can and does generally improve throughout further sessions, however, it’s wonderful to be able to see instantaneous results after the first.

There are various benefits in terms of ongoing treatment including:

  • New skin cells
  • Clean pores
  • Smoother skin
  • Reduced scarring

For anyone considering the treatment, microdermabrasion has significant benefits in terms of not interfering with daily life. A treatment can be completed during a client’s lunch hour and results are quick and natural-looking – as if you’ve had a particularly rejuvenating sleep or a restful vacation.

If you’re looking for all of these benefits and more, contact Madison Cosmetic Surgery for an microdermabrasion appointment or consultation with Madison plastic surgeon Clifford King, M.D., Ph.D.

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