Microdermabrasion: What You Should Know

Learn more about this popular cosmetic treatment designed to improve the tone and texture of your skin.

Do you hate that your skin gives away the fact that you used to be a heavy smoker or that you used to just bask in the sun like a lizard? Unfortunately, many of our bad habits show up on our skin. So, if you are looking for a way to improve texture and tone, lines and wrinkles, and other imperfections in your skin, you may want to talk with our Glendora, CA, dermasurgeon Dr. Amarpaul Sidhu about the benefits of microdermabrasion.

What is microdermabrasion?

During microdermabrasion, our Glendora, CA, dermatologist will use a special tool that will gently sand the skin with small crystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, damaged skin to reveal healthy, new skin underneath.

What can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is a great way to improve the appearance of pox marks, superficial scars such as acne scars, moles, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.

Who is a good candidate for microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is often recommended for those who are looking to treat the dermatological issues above, as well as skin discolorations, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and enlarged pores. Microdermabrasion is effective on all skin types and will not cause any discolorations or scarring.

What should I expect when I get microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is done right here in our dermatologist’s office. If you are nervous about your procedure talk to us about different medications that could reduce any anxiety you might have prior. After cleaning your skin, we will use an abrasive instrument that will brush away the top layers of skin to reduce the look of minor imperfections. This tool uses small crystals that gently blast the skin to remove the outermost layers and the technique is considered less abrasive than dermabrasion, which often requires a numbing agent before treatment.

One benefit of opting for microdermabrasion is that there is less recovery time after your procedure than with chemical peels or other resurfacing techniques. While your skin may appear red at first, this will go away on its own within the next day.

Furthermore, microdermabrasion doesn’t require anesthesia so there are fewer risks associated with getting this cosmetic treatment. The fact that downtime is minimal is a great option for someone who wants to refresh their appearance but who can’t take time away from their daily activities.

Are you interested in turning to our Glendora, CA, dermasurgeon Dr. Sidhu and the team at Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center for microdermabrasion? The next step is to schedule a consultation with us to find out if microdermabrasion is right for you. Call us today at (626) 691-6400.

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