Microdermabrasion is a procedure in which the surface of the skin is exfoliated to reveal a new, fresher layer of skin. After treatment the appearance of the skin’s surface is smoother and brighter. Compared to dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is a gentler procedure with faster healing time, as it uses tiny crystals to scrub away the top surface of the skin.
Microdermabrasion can, in some cases, be used as an effective acne treatment and can greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars, even when other treatments have failed. Microdermabrasion uses a special tool to sand and smooth the skin as well and a vacuum to remove the crystals and fluid used in the procedure as well as dead skin cells.
At Pristine MedSpa and Laser Center in Ridgecrest, we use DermaSweep technology for microdermabrasion. We can treat a number of different skin concerns including acne, scarring, photo damage, and hyperpigmentation among others. We strive to give our patients brighter, fresher, smoother skin that is healthy and radiant. Contact Pristine MedSpa today to schedule your consultation with one our staff members. We will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs.
Acne is caused when bacteria, oil and debris clog pores in the surface of the skin. Microdermabrasion can help treat and prevent acne by promoting the growth of new skin cells, removing dead cells, unclogging pores, and helping keep skin fresh and free of acne-causing bacteria. It can also help improve the effectiveness of topical acne treatments.
Microdermabrasion has many other benefits besides helping prevent and treat acne. Treatments can help reduce wrinkles, improve pigmentation, shrink pores, and even out skin tone. This type of skin treatment can be especially beneficial for those who have spent a lot of time in the sun and have suffered sun damage, as well as those who have lingering scars and pigment variation from acne in the past.
Compared to home microdermabrasion kits, receiving treatment at a medical spa can produce faster results. Typically, treatments must be repeated several times to see improvement, and to maintain results, it will be necessary to periodically return for maintenance treatments. We offer special treatments for your skin type and skin problems, including acne.
Treatments usually only take about 30-45 minutes to complete. No recovery time is required, as the procedure is non-invasive. Some redness may be noticeable for up to several days after treatments. Microdermabrasion procedures are usually performed on the face, but this treatment can be done on other areas as well, with similar expected results.
Some people may experience side effects from microdermabrasion treatments, such as redness, dry skin and flaking. Usually, there is no pain or discomfort. Microdermabrasion should not be used for inflamed acne, as it can make this condition worse. If these types of blemishes appear on your skin, it is better to wait until they have healed to begin treatment to reduce future blemishes and improve the appearances of hyperpigmentation and scarring.