No one wants to get older, since it usually means wrinkles and age spots on your skin. These blemishes on your skin make you not only feel older, but can ruin your self esteem as well. However, there are options that help your face lose the age spots to reveal much younger, and healthier skin. One of these options is called microdermabrasion.
At Lori Scott Family Care, our team’s main goal is to help give you the healthy, glowing skin you’ve been dreaming of. Dr. Lori Scott is our aesthetic specialist who gives you many different options to defy the aging process. Microdermabrasion is just one of the many services she offers to help take years off of your skin.
All about microdermabrasion
It’s no surprise that as you get older, your body follows suit. In fact, your joints and muscles aren’t the only part of your body that suffers—your skin does as well. If you’ve started to show signs of aging on your face, like wrinkles or crows feet, you’re probably desperate to combat these problems. This is where a procedure called microdermabrasion comes in.
This procedure is cosmetic in nature, and is non-invasive, which means much less risk for adverse effects like infection. For microdermabrasion, Dr. Scott uses a tool to gently exfoliate your face with very fine crystals. This removes the top layer of your skin, allowing for a much healthier, and younger appearance.
The microdermabrasion procedure shouldn’t be painful, and takes anywhere from a half an hour to an hour, depending on how much you’re getting done. Dr. Scott also uses microdermabrasion on your neck to help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging.
What conditions does it help?
Microdermabrasion is essentially exfoliating off the oldest layer of skin on your face, to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it helps other conditions that affect your face, including:
- Age spots
- Uneven complexion
- Dull skin tone
- Dark spots from acne
It also helps even out the texture of your skin, making a more glowing and clear complexion. Microdermabrasion gets rid of moderate imperfections in the top layer of your skin to give you that healthy glow on your face. Although this treatment is most well known for the benefits to your facial skin, it can also be performed on other areas, such as:
- Upper thighs
Your skin gets a lot of benefits from this procedure, and understanding these benefits can help you decide if this is a treatment worth getting into. Not only does it help you look younger, rejuvenated skin makes you feel younger as well.
Reaping the benefits
Your skin takes a lot of wear and tear over the years, so finding something like microdermabrasion can literally take years of damage from your skin. There are many benefits to this type of treatment, including the fact that it diminishes wrinkles not only from aging, but also from sun damage and stress.
Another great benefit of microdermabrasion is that it’s minimally invasive. Many other cosmetic procedures require some kind of more aggressive treatment methods, which can be a little bit scary. Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, may cause some redness, but other than that isn’t painful at all.
You may also see results in as little as one appointment with Dr. Scott. Depending on your skin and what you hope to achieve, it could take several appointments to get your skin tone and complexion as perfect as you’d like.
Along with wrinkles, another condition that microdermabrasion helps is enlarged pores or blackheads. This is a huge benefit, as blackheads are hard to fight off on your own. Although microdermabrasion isn’t a good idea when you’re having an active breakout, it helps to reduce the amount of breakouts and blackheads you have.
Another amazing perk of this amazing cosmetic treatment is that you can reduce the appearance of those unsightly stretch marks that you’ve been covering up. This is due to the fact that the procedure encourages new cells to form, which promotes quicker healing of these marks.
Don’t continue to feel older than you are, schedule an appointment for microdermabrasion with Dr. Scott by calling our office at 252-238-7079. You can also book a consultation online today.