Microdermabrasion Can Rejuvenate and Smooth Your Skin’s Appearance
You can achieve a smoother, more even skin tone with a noninvasive, half-hour microdermabrasion procedure at our Scottsdale, AZ, office. Administered by Dr. Dustin Heringer at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery, this skin rejuvenation procedure requires no down time and can refresh your overall appearance in just one treatment.
Although microdermabrasion treatments can be performed using kits found at your local drugstore, having this procedure performed in a professional setting with state-of-the-art technology by a highly qualified surgeon ensures effective and longer-lasting results.
What is Microdermabrasion?
During microdermabrasion, a gentle stream of fine microcrystals is sprayed onto the epidermis (outer layer of skin) to exfoliate and rid it of dry, dead cells. In addition to exfoliation, it is able to improve the skin’s texture by increasing the production of collagen in the underlying layer. Compared to dermabrasion, this treatment is a significantly gentler method of skin exfoliation and polishing to create a more youthful complexion. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of a variety of skin conditions, such as:
- Acne and blackheads
- Minor scars and stretch marks
- Age or sun spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
Microdermabrasion is an effective tool for evening out the skin tone and revealing younger skin after exfoliation. However, it is not as potent as laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels used for addressing deep facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Heringer can help you decide between laser skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion, as well as other options.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Although microdermabrasion treatments can be performed using kits found at your local drugstore, having this procedure performed in a professional setting with state-of-the-art technology by a highly qualified surgeon ensures effective and longer-lasting results. In most cases, results can last one to two months if proper skin care is adequately implemented. Other benefits of microdermabrasion include:
- No discomfort
- No down time
- More youthful complexion
- Refreshed overall appearance
Microdermabrasion Consultation and Procedure
During your initial consultation, Dr. Heringer will evaluate your skin, general health, medical history, current medications, and cosmetic goals to create a personalized treatment plan. He will also thoroughly explain the microdermabrasion procedure, the results you can expect, and any additional skin treatments that may help you achieve the best results.
Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Heringer will thoroughly cleanse your skin. Once your skin has been adequately prepared, he will use a handheld device to release microcrystals at a high rate onto the skin’s surface. As the handheld device moves across your skin, it simultaneously polishes your skin and suctions dead skin cells away.
You may feel a mild scratching and vibrating sensation during treatment. Once it is complete, Dr. Heringer will apply an SPF moisturizer to hydrate your skin and protect it from the elements. Immediately following the procedure, you can return to your normal activities. To maintain your results, we advise that you implement a routine skin care regimen, wear sunscreen diligently, and schedule monthly or bi-monthly treatments.
Refresh Your Complexion Today
Dr. Heringer and the staff at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery look forward to helping you achieve a younger-looking appearance that can boost your confidence. Contact our Scottsdale, AZ, practice today to schedule your consultation.