Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals or a diamond tip to buff and polish away the top layer of dry, dead skin cells. The procedure is a great way to diminish fine lines, uneven pigmentation, or clogged pores because it gradually removes layers of damaged skin to reveal a newly rejuvenated layer of skin that is brighter and more even-toned.
While you may have seen microdermabrasion kits sold at your local drug store, there are two major differences between trying it at home and having a licensed practitioner do the procedure. The machines used in a medical office have larger motors and utilize more power to penetrate deeper into the skin for a better end result. Because of the higher cost of the in-office procedure, you can use an at-home microdermabrasion kit to help your results last longer after an in-office procedure. Another distinction to be made is the difference between microdermabrasion that is carried out at a medical office and a spa. Medical offices tend to be a lot more sterile; cleaning their microdermabrasion wands in the same way they do their surgical tools. This is very important for patient safety and cleanliness.
In-office microdermabrasion treatments are generally scheduled at one- to two-month intervals depending on your skin needs and budget. If you have any worries about the intensity of the treatment, it is important to know that Microdermabrasion is not painful, although it can leave your skin a little red and sensitive for a few hours following your treatment. If you are looking for a non-invasive, cost-effective way to diminish fine lines, even your skin tone, or unclog pores, contact Kwan Dermatology to determine if microdermabrasion will give you the glowing skin you are looking for.