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What Is the Best Time of Year for Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a common facial procedure used by many to treat signs of aging or used as a preventative measure against aging. Many opt to have the treatment in the summer to help revitalize and refresh their face from the harsh winter. The dermatologists at the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute share the benefits of microdermabrasion, how the treatment works, and why it is an important treatment to build into your self-care routine.

What to Know About Microdermabrasion

Signs of Aging

Aging can begin for some in their 30s and for others not until their 50s. Collagen is naturally produced in our bodies and helps to keep our skin tight and ageless. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, and the skin becomes loose and has less elasticity. This results in sagging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, under eye circles, and other signs of aging. Fortunately, there are ways to stimulate collagen production and bring your skin back to where it once was. A popular option to help reduce or prevent signs of aging is microdermabrasion.

Combat Aging with Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive facial treatment. It is performed by a dermatologist with a special applicator that sands away the upper layer of the skin. It is most used to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of age spots, even out skin tone, reverse sun damage, and clear up acne. It is recommended that microdermabrasion treatments are done in the summer to get the maximum benefit. During the winter, the skin becomes dry and lacks moisture. This can result in a lot of dead skin cells and dryness. It can make the skin look aged and dull. Facial treatments such as microdermabrasion can bring your skin back to life.

Prior to treatment, be sure to not wear any makeup and avoid the sun to prevent any skin irritation after treatment. Also avoid retinol products, exfoliants, and products with glycolic or salicylic acid. During your treatment, the dermatologist will use their instrument to sand away the upper layer of skin. The skin is exfoliated, and the dead skin is sloughed off. It is a quick and painless treatment with little downtime needed. Once your treatment is over, make sure to keep your skin hydrated and drink a lot of water. Your skin may also be sensitive to the sun for up to one week.

After treatment, you will notice glowing skin, a smooth texture, cleared up acne, and minimized sun spots and sun damage. Treatments will need to be continued to keep seeing results. They should be performed every three months. Microdermabrasion can be done as a standalone treatment or as a jumpstart to a more intense facial such as a chemical peel or laser therapies.

If you are ready to combat aging, microdermabrasion is going to help. Everyone should try a treatment at least once to see its great results. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois or the surrounding areas and want to try a microdermabrasion treatment, complete this form, and the dermatologists at the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute will be in touch.

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