Microdermabrasion can dramatically reduce the size and appearance of skin pores, which can cause acne. By exfoliating and removing blackheads, which are clogged pores, microdermabrasion in Greenfield, WI can help keep new ones from forming. It is also an excellent treatment to clear clogged pores, stimulating hyaluronic acid and collagen production.
The science behind microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that treats light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks. It is a practical, non-surgical method of exfoliating the skin using a fine spray of medical-grade crystals.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, microdermabrasion in Greenfield, WI has been performed since 1995. It is one of the most effective treatments for stimulating collagen production and treating mild to moderate wrinkles and acne. It also removes blackheads and whiteheads by opening clogged pores.
The procedure involves using a device that propels tiny crystals onto the face to gently remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion is sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime facial” or “power peel” because it only takes about 30 minutes, and there’s no recovery time.
The procedure is done by a licensed cosmetologist or plastic surgeon and takes about 30 minutes. The patient feels no pain and does not need anesthesia because the system does not penetrate deeply into the skin. A small wand that emits crystals onto the face travels across the skin at a speed of 20 to 30 miles per hour, vacuuming up dead skin cells as it goes along.
Microdermabrasion works best on patients with fair skin who have mild scarring, discoloration, or skin damage. In most cases, five to 12 treatments are needed for optimal results. Patients are advised to avoid sun exposure after each treatment because new skin cells are more sensitive to sunlight than older cells.