The skin appears coarser and the facial wrinkles and fine lines become more obvious. One of the most effective cosmetic skin care treatments is microdermabrasion, which is an exfoliation procedure to remove the upper skin layer and reveal softer, youthful looking skin.
Microdermabrasion procedure can be performed in-office, and involves no downtime and minimal recovery. Dr. Steven Zimmet is a stellar and committed dermatologist providing microdermabrasion and various other innovative and advanced skin procedures to patients in Austin, TX, and surrounding locations.
Any individual seeking softer, radiant and youthful skin may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion procedure. The candidate should be in good health with relatively minor skin imperfections or conditions. A good candidate will apply sunscreen every day and follow a good skin care routine prior to the treatment.
Treating Acne Scars
Microdermabrasion cosmetic dermatology procedure can be an ideal solution to treat patients with active acne, mild acne discoloration, pick marks, and superficial or raised acne scars. The procedure will help to unclog pores and clear acne. It is often combined with light chemical peels and medical acne extractions to promote acne clearing.
How does it work?
Microdermabrasion procedure involves the spraying of tiny microscopic crystals across the surface of the skin in the affected areas while suction is applied. The procedure will help to gently remove the outer, older skin layer. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during this treatment. Side effects and complications are rarely reported.
A single treatment session of microdermabrasion can be completed in 30 to 40 minutes. To achieve optimal results, a patient may require at least five treatments, with each treatment spaced about a week to 10 days apart.
Once the treatment session is over, the treatment provider will apply a special lotion to the patient’s face. They will also recommend an appropriate moisturizer for everyday use. The patient will be able to use makeup immediately after the treatment. However, patients should note that the skin will appear flushed for up to 48 hours following the procedure.
Sunscreen must be applied daily because the fresh skin layer is more delicate and prone to sunburn. Following each treatment session, the patient will be advised to refrain from using products with ingredients that may irritate the skin. To further minimize the risk of irritation, the patient should also avoid the use of facial brushes or sponges.
Once the first few treatment sessions are over, the patient may be able to notice:
- Reduced effect of enlarged pores, mild acne scars, fine lines and blackheads
- Smooth skin texture and even skin tone
- Improvement in sun damaged skin
Microdermabrasion has only minimal potential side effects and is considered a very safe treatment. Minor skin tightness, redness, sensitivity and bruising may occur in a few cases for a temporary period. Accomplished dermatologist Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and other cities and neighborhoods in this area of the state for microdermabrasion.