Chances are good that you’ve heard of microdermabrasion, the popular skin treatment that helps people improve their appearance and target common skin imperfections without having to turn to more aggressive measures. From the office of our Forest Hills, NY, cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss, here’s what you should know about microdermabrasion.
What does microdermabrasion do?
This non-invasive treatment provides intense exfoliation to the outer surface of the skin using a handheld device. As the device is guided over your face, it will use very fine crystals, which will buff away dead skin cells and also stimulate the body to produce collagen, a substance that improves the tone and texture of the skin.
Microdermabrasion is a great option for patients living in Forest Hills, NY, who are dealing with:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Dull skin
- Enlarged pores
- Rough skin
By removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, microdermabrasion can reveal the healthier, more radiant skin underneath in order to improve the overall appearance. Even though this cosmetic treatment should not be used on those with severe inflammatory acne and cysts, people dealing with mild acne could see an improvement in their skin after microdermabrasion, as it can reduce oiliness and even make pores appear smaller.
Besides treating a wide range of issues, another benefit of microdermabrasion is that you will see results almost immediately. While you may notice some pinkness after treatment, post-treatment side effects are minimal and most patients deal with little to no recovery time before going back to their daily routine.
What can’t microdermabrasion do?
It’s just as important to understand what a treatment won’t be able to do as much as what it can do. After all, we want our patients to be informed about any and all treatments they want to undergo so they know what kind of results to expect. As we mentioned earlier, this treatment may improve your skin if you are dealing with minor acne breakouts but it will not help those with severe, cystic acne.
When it comes to acne, keloid, and hypertrophic scarring, microdermabrasion is not the ideal treatment for improving these scars. In fact, sometimes it can even make the problem worse. In these cases, there are more effective acne scarring treatments that our cosmetic dermatologist would be more than happy to discuss with you during your consultation.
Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, is dedicated to providing you with the customized care you need to treat everything from adult acne to fine lines and wrinkles. If you are interested in getting microdermabrasion, call our office today at (718) 268-3161 schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dermatologist.