What is Microdermabrasion? - Cosmetic Treatment Info

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Microdermabrasion dermatologic procedure is the removal of the outermost layer of dead skin which removes sun damage, age spots, or scarring. It is not known to be very painful and only requires a mild anesthetic if any. Microdermabrasion can be performed with the blasting of crystals over the skin, a diamond-shaped tip of an instrument that actually makes contacts with the skin, or home systems that use tiny particles of sand to sort of polish the skin while effectively removing the dead skin cells.

Dermatologists and general practitioners alike are using microdermabrasion to reduce large pores, erase fine lines around the face, reduce acne scars, reduce stretch marks, eliminate skin discolorations, or to simply revitalize the skin. It is the versatility of microdermabrasion that makes it very popular cosmetic treatment.

The best part about microdermabrasion is there is virtually no risk involved because it is completely non-invasive and non-surgical. Your skin might be slightly red for the first 24 hours or so but that will fade quickly. There are some that will have adverse reactions, such as someone with open sores, weeping acne, or pregnant or nursing. The most common complaint about the do-it-yourself home microdermabrasion kits are that they tend to cause a bit more irritation and even break-outs. This is for a couple of reasons, including over-use and the wrong product for your face and skin type.

Microdermabrasion is extremely affordable, relatively painless, and can be equally effective as surgical procedures, not to mention you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home. When doing it yourself, be sure to read your products carefully because it can be a bit complicated to find the right one for you. You may even consider talking to your doctor first to get their opinion. Consulting with your doctor or a skilled cosmetic dermatologist will help you determine if microdermabrasion is right for you.

If you'd like more information on microdermabrasion, rhinoplasty (nose job), or other cosmetic treatments, it is in your best interests to schedule a consultation with a skilled Annapolis, Maryland plastic surgeon.

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