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Why Microdermabrasion Is So Popular and How it Can Help Your Skin

If you want to see real change in your skin, microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment for you. This popular treatment can be performed as a standalone treatment or added on to other facial treatments to enhance your skin even more. Go from drab to fab with monthly microdermabrasion treatments and you will immediately learn why this treatment is so popular. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute share how the treatment works, the benefits of it and anything else you need to know about why you will want to begin microdermabrasion treatments.


What Is Microdermabrasion and What Does it Do?

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment that helps improve many skin problem areas with minimal downtime and works on all skin types and skin colors. It is most often performed on the face but can be performed on upper thighs, buttocks, abdomen and hips. Prior to treatment, a consultation should be done with a dermatologist to go over your skin type and how the procedure will work. As you prepare for treatment after the consult, avoid sunburns, do not wax or shave the treatment area, and on the day of treatment, make sure all makeup is removed. Once you are prepared, treatment can begin.

A dermatologist will use a minimally abrasive instrument that sprays tiny exfoliating crystals onto the skin to remove the outer layer of skin including dead skin cells. The treatment exfoliates the skin while also rejuvenating it. It is not a painful treatment but will feel like a scratching sensation. Your skin may look pink and feel tight for up to 24 hours after treatment and you will want to avoid sun exposure. Make sure to use moisturizers and sunscreen after treatment too.

A microdermabrasion treatment can cost $100 to $200 per treatment. More than one treatment is often needed to see long-lasting results. Treatments should be done one month apart and are often added on to other facial treatments such as dermaplaning.


Benefits of Microdermabrasion

This popular treatment is used to treat light scarring, sun damage, and skin discoloration. Light scarring that may have occurred from acne or an accident can see improvements. Keep in mind that this is not a treatment for deep scarring. Sun damage that occurs from spending too much time out in the sun and has resulted in fine lines and wrinkles can also be treated. Skin discoloration often occurs from sun damage or hyperpigmentation. Additionally, if you have acne, blackheads and/or large pores this treatment can help you see a significant change.

After treatment, the collagen in your face is thickened, which results in a younger-looking complexion. The more collagen you have, the tighter our face becomes resulting in less wrinkles and lines. As microdermabrasion treatments continue, you will see even better results.

If a change of pace in your skincare routine is needed and you are ready to find out why microdermabrasion is so popular the dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute want to hear from you. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois or the surrounding areas, complete this form. Let us help you find that clear complexion you once had.

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