There are many different skin care treatments available today. Each one falls somewhere on the spectrum of being aggressive and longer-lasting, or more gentle and requiring more frequent maintenance visits. Although the longer-lasting result can be more appealing, there is also a slight increase in the risk of other skin conditions developing.
One treatment that is proven safe and effective, and is gentler on the skin, is microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion, as well as the more aggressive variation, dermabrasion, works by exfoliating the top layer of skin using abrasive particles. This helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oils that build up on the face, allowing healthy skin to regenerate. Over time, the new healthy skin can grow thicker, helping smooth out scars and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any recovery. Although your skin will be sensitive after your treatment and you should avoid direct sunlight and harsh cleansers, there is no risk of dermal infections or scarring like other treatments. The use of a good moisturizer is generally all that is needed.
Since this treatment allows a healthy layer of skin to grow, a treatment maintenance schedule should be followed, to achieve the best results. Initially, the general recommendation is for the first 6 treatments to be spaced between 1 and 2 weeks apart. The recommended interval may change, depending on how your skin reacts with each treatment.
Depending on how well your skin heals after each treatment, the results should last for about a month. If your face tends to quickly build-up dead skin cells, dirt, and oil, more frequent treatments might work better for you.
If you want to hear more about microdermabrasion or regain a youthful glow and healthy skin, contact Dr. Sherri Peace at Westchester Dermatology in Los Angeles, CA at 310-645-6001 to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Peace and her team of expert aestheticians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides the longest-lasting results, using safe and easy treatment methods that fit your schedule.