What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliation and skin revitalizing treatment. The treatment gently removes the top layer of skin, which is mostly dead skin cells and debris. At the same time, a vacuum simultaneously sucks away the dead skin in a precise and controlled manner. As a result, the skin is left smoother and cleaner than ever. This is an excellent procedure to pre-treat your skin before a laser peel. The skin care experts at Lappert Plastic Surgery recommend this treatment due to its quick appointment time and its long-lasting effects.
What does microdermabrasion treat?
The microdermabrasion treatment sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal a youthful and smooth layer of skin. The procedure is often used to treat a number of different minor skin concerns. Patients with rosacea, mild scarring, acne, age spots, stretch marks, enlarged or clogged pores, or oily and dull skin have achieved amazing results from microdermabrasion.
What can I expect during treatments?
The procedure uses a slightly abrasive diamond-tipped hand-held wand to remove the outermost layer of your skin (the epidermis) to reveal a healthy, smooth new layer of skin. The treatment itself only lasts a half hour and is mostly used on the face and neck, which means you can schedule an appointment at Lappert Plastic Surgery during your lunch break!
As the microdermabrasion device is gently moved across your face, you may experience a mild scratching sensation. The procedure is non-invasive, clean, and most importantly, safe to repeat once or twice a month. For the best and most long-lasting effects, our skin care specialists will recommend using certain skincare products after the procedure. At Lappert Plastic Surgery, you can always expect to sit down before treatment begins to discuss your aesthetic goals. Based on your skin type, skin condition, age and other factors, we will recommend a customized treatment plan for you.
How long do the treatments take?
Microdermabrasion is often called the “lunch time facial” because the time it takes to complete the entire process is 30 minutes or less. At Lappert Plastic Surgery, we do recommend accounting for any time you would like to take before and after the treatment to discuss your goals and ideal results for your skin. The procedure is non-invasive and virtually pain-free, which means there is no downtime afterward — simply go back to your normal routine!
Am I a candidate?
Microdermabrasion is perfect for those who are 16 or older, and who are looking to improve minor skin imperfections. Although the treatment is painless and there are little to no side effects, some patients may experience skin sensitivity to sunlight for a few days following treatment. Bruising, bumps or rashes may occur in some patients, but this is rare and not permanent.
Request microdermabrasion in Decatur, Alabama
If you’re interested in microdermabrasion, schedule an appointment at Lappert Plastic Surgery in Decatur. The procedure is perfect for those getting ready for a wedding, reunion, or other big day celebrations, as well as for those looking to reduce the amount of time spent in front of a mirror trying new over-the-counter skin care products. Call 256-355-5585 or request an appointment online today.