Microdermabrasion: Healthier Looking Skin in a Matter of Minutes
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, chemical-free treatment that can give you a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance in a single session. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S and his team are specially trained to perform microdermabrasion treatment in Long Island and the Manhattan, NY, area. The procedure offers minimal side effects and is ideal for patients who want to effectively treat cosmetic concerns with a gentle procedure that easily fits into their schedule.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Microdermabrasion is recommended for individuals who generally have healthy skin and are looking to refresh their appearance. This gentle system can be used on any skin type and tone to address concerns such as:
- Acne or acne scars
- Sun damage
- Dull skin
- Uneven texture
- Age spots
- Black heads
- Hyper pigmentation or discoloration
- Stretch marks
- Light scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
Those who may not be good candidates for other treatments because of sensitivities or pregnancy can often undergo microdermabrasion because no chemicals are involved. Our team will examine your skin to determine if microdermabrasion is the best option for you and how many treatments you may require.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
The microdermabrasion system is designed to gently exfoliate your skin and remove the damaged, outermost layer. Our office will use either use a handheld device or a diamond-tipped wand to buff microscopic crystals over the treatment area, removing damaged and dead cells. During the 30-minute procedure, you will feel a slight vibrating or warming sensation on the treatment area along with light suction. Although most patients can see improvement in the appearance of their skin after the first session, we may recommend follow-up procedures depending on the severity of your skin damage.
Microdermabrasion is very safe and highly effective, and most side effects after the procedure are temporary. The treatment may leave your skin looking flushed for about 20 to 30 minutes after your session. To avoid sensitivity and dryness, it is important to use moisturizer and protect your skin from sun exposure after treatment.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Because microdermabrasion offers significant exfoliation without the use of harsh chemicals, it offers several unique advantages. You are able to return to your daily activities immediately after treatment and can easily fit appointments into your busy schedule. You can also rotate microdermabrasion with other medispa treatments like facial peels to achieve significant and lasting results. In addition, by removing dead skin cells, this procedure can help your regular skincare products to reach deeper and work more effectively.
You can rotate microdermabrasion with other medispa treatments like facial peels to achieve significant and lasting results.