Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular non-invasive, non-chemical exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedures available at Renew You MD. It is a physical exfoliation treatment that we use to treat a wide range of conditions, including light scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks. It leaves skin softer, smoother and brighter, with minimal or no downtime.
Renew You MD is under the medical direction of Dr. Yarish and has locations in both Houston and Lake Jackson, Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if medical microdermabrasion is right for you!
When to Consider It
Medical microdermabrasion is often considered an anti-aging treatment, because it treats so many age-related skin issues. But it’s a good choice for anyone with skin surface defects such as dark spots, hyperpigmentation, scarring and sun damage as well. Since no chemicals are used, it also can offer a good exfoliation option for women who are pregnant or nursing, or those who have chemical sensitivities. Medical microdermabrasion also may be indicated for those with severe acne, whitehead and blackhead problems, as it prepares the skin well for further treatment with medication.
What Happens During the Procedure
Microdermabrasion performed by a physician or licensed aesthetician is a little more intense than your typical spa microdermabrasion treatment, but is not painful. Some patients report a feeling like the rough tongue of a cat licking their skin. The surface layer of dull skin is gently polished away with a microdermabrasion wand, and at the same time, vacuumed up with suction to pull dry and dead cells, oil and debris right out of your pores. The dual process softens lines and rough textures, and stimulates new cell growth and collagen creation in your skin. The treatment can take from 20 to 45 minutes.
What to Expect Afterward
There is usually no downtime associated with this quick and easy treatment. Afterward, depending on your skin’s needs, acne treatment or anti-aging treatment might be applied to the skin. Redness immediately following the treatment is possible, as is mild flaking, but these are short-lived and give way to noticeable improvement in skin radiance and tone.
Often, several sessions of microdermabrasion are scheduled for issues like hyperpigmentation and fine lines, but that depends on the individual patient’s needs and will be determined in consultation with our medical staff. A series at monthly intervals to allow the skin to go through its natural collagen production cycle in between is often recommended.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about medical microdermabrasion!