What is Microdermabrasion?
When you touch your face, does your complexion feel rough? If so, damage on the outer layer of your skin may be causing your complexion to appear dull and uneven. At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in San Antonio, TX, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher performs medical spa services, like noninvasive skin resurfacing using microdermabrasion. Effective and fast, microdermabrasion treatments remove the surface layer of dead skin so your face is brighter and healthier. This procedure can be performed alone or along with a complementary cosmetic treatment, such as a chemical peel or dermal filler, for greater improvements. At your consultation, Dr. Boucher will create a custom treatment plan to fit your specific skin concerns and goals.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is popular because it’s gentle enough for most skin types and can be performed quickly. The process is considered safe, with little to no downtime, and can improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Acne scars and other kinds of scarring
Dr. Boucher understands that each patient’s skin is unique. Our team can design a custom treatment plan to target your specific skin concerns. If you have moderate to severe damage or would like to achieve more dramatic results, we may recommend combining microdermabrasion with other advanced cosmetic treatments.
Am I A Good Candidate For Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments can reduce the visibility of blemishes on the skin's surface, including fine lines, dull skin tone, uneven texture, clogged pores, sun damage, and scars. It is safe and effective for men and women of every skin tone and type that want clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are often used on the face, but they may also be performed on your neck, chest, and hands. This procedure should not be used on skin that has an open wound or if you have a chronic skin condition, such as rosacea or acne.
Our Microdermabrasion Technique
Microdermabrasion is ideal for men and women of all ages and skin types who want to improve the appearance of blemishes on the skin's surface, including fine lines, dull skin tone, uneven texture, clogged pores, sun damage, and scars. During your personalized microdermabrasion treatment, you can relax as the device is passed along your skin to polish and vacuum the debris. Although the treatment feels a little rough, it not considered to be painful. The applicator will be applied evenly in the chosen areas. After the process is done, we will apply a moisturizer selected for your skin type.
What Should I Expect After a Microdermabrasion Session?
After your treatment, you may continue your normal activities as long as you apply some form of sun protection. Your skin will be sensitive, and using protection will help safeguard your results. Your face will feel smoother and the tone should be more even. To extend your results, Dr. Boucher suggests scheduling a microdermabrasion treatment once every 4 – 6 weeks. Most Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic patients feel that after treatments, their home skin care products (especially lotions and creams) absorb more easily into their skin for better outcomes.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Costs for a microdermabrasion can be talked about during your first appointment with a skin care professional. Once you talk about your wants and they examine your skin, your custom treatment plan will be created. Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic has specials on treatments like microdermabrasion as well as discounts if you buy a package with several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your skin and cosmetic goals, a skin care professional will help you determine if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the right procedure for you. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion is good to clear away the top layer of damaged and dead skin cells to make your complexion look smoother and healthier. You can get these same results from a light chemical peel. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel can help if your skin problems are deeper. The amount of time you want to spend in recovery might also help you decide which treatment you prefer since microdermabrasion requires minimal downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
To start, you should get anywhere from 5 – 12 microdermabrasion treatments every 2 – 4 weeks to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you should schedule treatments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain your healthy complexion. In your consultation, your technician will develop a treatment plan with recommendations specific to your needs that details when you need to schedule appointments.
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Uncover your brightest, healthiest complexion with nonsurgical microdermabrasion at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic. Schedule a skin consultation with Dr. Boucher to learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion skin resurfacing and our other personalized skin rejuvenation services performed at our San Antonio, TX office.
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