Microdermabrasion is a skincare procedure used to remove dead, dry skin cells. It also encourages the production of collagen and elastin in the underlying skin cells. Microdermabrasion uses a spray of microcrystals and is less intense than dermabrasion, which is used for deep facial lines and scars.
Microdermabrasion is used to treat a variety of conditions including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, bumpy skin, acne and minor scars.
The ENT Center of New Braunfels offers the newest microdermabrasion technology, which exfoliates your skin with a diamond-tip wand that is moved slowly across the face.
Both treatments take about a half an hour. You will likely feel a mild scratching sensation, a massaging vibration and light suction.
There is no downtime after a microdermabrasion treatment. Your doctor may recommend a deep moisturizer to help enhance your new skin.
Depending on the severity of damage to the skin, results should be long lasting. Some people opt to have one to two microdermabrasion treatments per month as part of a long-term maintenance plan.
Risks and side effects of microdermabrasion are both mild and short-lived. You may experience redness, swelling and dry skin. Other side effects include bruising from the suction and sensitivity to sun. While it is always important to use sunscreen, be sure to apply it generously after a microdermabrasion session.
Call The ENT Center of New Braunfels at (830) 627-3777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.