Do you wish your skin was flawlessly smooth? Do you have concerns about hyperpigmentation, sun damage, or other skin tone issues? If you want to improve the health and beauty of your skin without undergoing an invasive procedure, microdermabrasion at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA may be right for you. Here’s what you need to know about this simple, effective, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
The top layer of your skin, called the epidermis, is comprised of dead skin cells. Over time, these dead skin cells start to look dull and ruddy. Microdermabrasion uses an FDA-approved device to blast away these dead skin cells. This reveals the layer of young, healthy skin cells lying just beneath the epidermis waiting to be revealed.
It can be frustrating to look at your reflection in the mirror and notice that you look tired when you feel energetic. With this short, effective skin rejuvenation treatment, you can look in the mirror and see a reflection of how you feel inside, young, healthy, and full of life. Once the top layer of dead skin cells is removed, your treated areas will look vibrant because the healthy skin cells of your dermis become the visible layer of skin.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
During your treatment session, the FDA-approved diamond-tipped wand will be applied to the skin directly. Typically, the face is targeted for treatment. As the special wand is passed over the skin multiple times, dullness, sun damage, stretch marks, discoloration, minor scarring, age spots, and blackheads are all erased. You will experience no pain during this treatment, and most of our clients remark they are surprised by how relaxing the experience was.
This incredibly convenient skin rejuvenation treatment does not take long to complete. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate the condition of your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals. After that, we can advise you on how long you should expect your session to take.
How Long a Typical Session Takes
The average microdermabrasion session takes between 20 and 25 minutes to complete. To be clear, the length of your treatment will depend on the health of your skin, the goals you are trying to achieve, and the size of the areas targeted for treatment.
If you are trying to treat your whole face and have numerous skin concerns, for instance, your session may take 30 or 35 minutes. If you’re only treating mild cosmetic concerns, your session can be completed in a mere 20 minutes.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
After your treatment session, you will feel relaxed and refreshed. Individual results vary, but you should expect with 50% confidence to see the final results of your treatment within 24 hours. You should expect with complete confidence to see the final results of your treatment within 48 hours.
Is This Treatment Even a Little Painful?
No, this treatment is not painful at all. Your epidermis will be removed gently, and you will find this treatment incredibly relaxing. Additionally, there is no downtime required after this non-invasive treatment. You are free to return to work and may meet all social obligations you may have scheduled. Your life will not be interrupted in any way.
How Should I Prepare for This Treatment?
Since this treatment isn’t invasive, there is very little you need to do to prepare. If you already stick to a healthy skincare routine, you won’t need to do anything special. That said, you need to make sure you:
- Wear high-quality sunscreen
- Stay hydrated
- Eat collagen-rich foods
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You may qualify for this treatment if you want to look younger, healthier, and more energetic without undergoing an invasive procedure. Although women most commonly seek this non-invasive skincare treatment, men can benefit, too.
Note, depending on the severity of your cosmetic concerns, you may benefit significantly from combining this treatment with another aesthetic service. For example, you may benefit from combining microdermabrasion with microneedling if you have extensive acne scarring, deep stretch marks, or severe sun damage.
How Often Will I Need Treatment?
Depending on the severity of your cosmetic concerns, you may need between six and 12 sessions to correct your cosmetic concerns. However, you won’t need as many sessions if you combine this safe, effective treatment with other aesthetic services, like microneedling. Microneedling pairs very well with microdermabrasion because it induces the production of collagen, the most important supportive protein in your skin.
If you combine these two effective treatments, you will see your ideal results sooner and need fewer treatments to achieve your desired results. You may need follow-up sessions every two to three months to maintain your desired results because eventually, the fresh, healthy skin cells making up your epidermis will die.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Microdermabrasion is a convenient, pain-free way to restore a healthy, youthful glow to your skin. It works by blasting the top layer of your skin away, revealing the young, healthy skin cells underneath the epidermis. To learn more about this incredibly effective treatment, drop us a line today at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA to schedule your initial consultation today.