Aesthetics Practice located in Montgomery, AL

Over time, aging and the environment take a toll on your skin. Microdermabrasion helps to reverse these effects by removing old skin and revealing a fresh, more rejuvenated complexion. To find out more about this minimally invasive skin therapy, call Caroline Abolade, MD, and the team at Aesthetica in Montgomery, Alabama, today, or make an appointment online.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment used to eliminate damaged or dead skin so your complexion looks smoother and brighter, giving you a more even tone and texture. The treatment improves the appearance of a variety of skin-related concerns, including age spots, acne scars, sun damage, stretch marks, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Microdermabrasion is typically performed with a special applicator covered with an abrasive surface. By gently sanding away the uneven or damaged outer layer of your skin, microdermabrasion gives you a fresher, more rejuvenated appearance. Unlike some skin care procedures, there’s no downtime with microdermabrasion.

What conditions can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is effective for a range of skin tones. The treatment can improve the appearance of many skin-related conditions caused by acne, aging, and environment.

Microdermabrasion works to:

  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improve the appearance of age spots and blackheads
  • Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
  • Shrink large pores
  • Improve the appearance of dark skin patches, known as hyperpigmentation
  • Exfoliate away dull skin, resulting in a more refreshed look

Microdermabrasion generally works in tandem with anti-aging creams and products. Your practitioner at Aesthetica may suggest microdermabrasion to help boost the effectiveness of these products.

What happens during microdermabrasion?

Your provider uses a handheld device, moving it across your skin to gently remove the top layer. The treatment isn’t painful, but you may feel a sanding sensation.

The entire treatment typically runs less than an hour. For example, treating your whole face generally takes only 30-40 minutes. Your practitioner may suggest five or more treatments for you to achieve optimal results and glowing skin.

What should I expect after microdermabrasion?

After the treatment, you’ll want to use a moisturizer and sunscreen to protect your skin. You’ll be able to return to your normal activities with no downtime.

For a day or two, you may notice your skin looks pink or red, and you may have a bit of swelling. This side effect is similar to sunburn or windburn.

If you’ve been seeking smoother skin and a more radiant complexion, find out whether microdermabrasion is right for you by calling or scheduling an online consultation today with Aesthetica.