Microdermabrasion is a clinical skin exfoliation treatment that rejuvenates and restores a natural glow to your skin. The procedure is simple and relatively painless.
The microdermabrasion technique uses a gentler approach than alternatives such as laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion or a deep chemical peel. Our patients love microdermabrasion because it:
- Provides fresher, healthier-looking skin
- Is suitable for all skin types and colors
- Requires no anesthesia or downtime
Who Should Undergo Microdermabrasion?
If your skin shows signs of mild sun damage or photo-aging, or has an otherwise dull appearance, you may benefit from microdermabrasion. Other indications include rough skin texture, fine wrinkles, enlarged pores and thick skin.
How Does It Work?
The microdermabrasion procedure is simple and takes place in our office here in Munster. During your treatment, the crystal-free DiamondTome wand with its natural diamond chips gently removes the dead, outer layer of skin while vacuuming away the dead skin cells. Each microdermabrasion treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour. After treatment, the skin will naturally produce new skin cells, replacing the old and creating a healthy, more vibrant appearance. Multiple treatments provide longer lasting results.
Microdermabrasion may be combined with other treatments like a chemical peel to enhance the results. A specific skin care program may also be recommended to maximize patient benefits.
After Your Microdermabrasion
One of the greatest benefits of microdermabrasion is that you can return to your routine directly after treatment. Keep in mind that your skin may be sensitive to sun exposure, so take preventative steps to protect it with sunscreen. Though side effects are rare, you should be prepared for possible mild post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or minor bruising from the suction of the hand-piece.
Because microdermabrasion is a gentle skin resurfacing approach, and each person’s skin is different, one session may not be sufficient to achieve the results you desire. Multiple treatments may be needed to produce the best results. The specified number of recommended treatments can vary, and will often be spaced two to three weeks apart.
If you are considering microdermabrasion, please call Indiana Plastic Surgery at 219-513-2100. You can also fill out the email contact form to inquire about a microdermabrasion appointment.