Spectrum Plastic Surgery

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Over the course of an average day, our skin is bombarded with heat, pollutants, and chemicals. With time, minor damage to the skin cells starts to show in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. When dead skin cells begin to accumulate, they clog the pores and lead to visible blotch marks on the face.

Dead skin is removed through exfoliation. There are many effective exfoliation techniques on the market, including microdermabrasion. This treatment method is effective, safe, and completely non-invasive.

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The best way to find out whether microdermabrasion is the correct treatment for your skin issues is consulting with an experienced medical professional and discussing the procedure. Set up your consultation at Spectrum Dermatology by contacting our office.


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Microdermabrasion is a machine-assisted exfoliation method that takes about half an hour to complete. The procedure is capable of buffing and polishing the skin to remedy rough texture and other superficial skin issues.

During treatment, a fine stream of crystals is released by the machine onto the face through a wand tool with a diamond tip. Some machines are fitted with a vacuum to suction away the exfoliated dead skin cells. Patients with pigmentation caused by excessive sunlight can benefit the most from microdermabrasion.

Treatment of Rosacea and Acne

superficial skin issues

Chronic inflammation of the skin characterized by redness, skin eruptions, and acne-like swelling is called rosacea. Of the many methods available to reduce the redness associated with rosacea, microdermabrasion offers the best results.

If there is one thing that is dreaded by everyone equally, it’s acne. Acne is a sign of infected sebaceous glands. There are many chemical treatments available for acne, and these are strong formulations containing steroids and other similar ingredients. If you’re looking for a gentler non-chemical procedure, microdermabrasion does the trick. Microdermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

Things to Know

Microdermabrasion is a gentle non-chemical non-invasive exfoliation procedure. It is used to refresh the skin by removing the outer layer to reveal fresh skin underneath. It has been in use since 1985 after its development in Italy.

It is effective in removing numerous types of fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet.

Since dead skin is removed, clogged pores are opened. Those troubled with pock marks or enlarged pores can use microdermabrasion to correct these issues.

Microdermabrasion is safer than many other treatment options, including laser treatments and chemical peels.

Exfoliation is coupled with increasing blood supply to the treated area. The sudden surge of blood nourishes and delivers vital nutrients to the skin. As a result, the skin regains elasticity and undergoes a noticeable improvement in texture.

Because the skin experiences a temporary loss of moisture as a result of microdermabrasion, the procedure must be followed by application of generous amounts of moisturizer.

Best results are visible after six to ten sittings, each spaced two weeks apart.

Patients who want to come in for the procedure must refrain from tanning beds and waxing in the weeks leading up to the treatment.


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