Microdermabrasion is a quick and convenient procedure that has become very popular with patients showing the early signs of aging, sun exposure and other facial imperfections.
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How does it work?
Microdermabrasion is a closed vacuum system delivering aluminum oxide crystals to the skin. This process exfoliates the thickened epidermis then vacuums away the crystals and skin debris revealing healthier skin. Microdermabrasion results are best when combined with the ALC skin care regimen, and is safe for all skin types.
Microdermabrasion is generally suggested for:
• Dull, oily or leathery skin texture
• Minimizing enlarged pores
• Exfoliating and suctioning clogged pores in acne cases
• Polishing and reducing fine lines. Treatments will not significantly improve advanced deep wrinkles.
• Mild acne scarring
• Mild pigment irregularities
• Enhancing penetration of therapeutic remedies
• Minimizing blemishes
• Elimination of white and black heads
• Keratosis Pilaris
How often are the treatments given?
Microdermabrasion requires a series of treatments. While results are achieved with a single treatment, it is an unrealistic to expect significant results from a single treatment.
Cumulative results can be significant with as little as 6 treatments repeated one to three weeks apart. Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.
How many treatments are needed to achieve significant results?
The number of treatments depends on the type of skin problem the patient has. The Advanced Laser Clinics technician will suggest a treatment plan designed to reach the patient’s desired result.
Are there any side effects from the treatment?
Since we are only treating the outer layer, called the stratum corneum, serious side effects is not a problem. Non-invasive and non-wounding to the skin’s surface, microdermabrasion has virtually no discomfort, down time or recovery. Patients typically experience some redness for about an hour after the procedure. Healing time for most is a few days.
What can I expect after my first treatment?
Though microdermabrasion requires a series of treatments, you can see a visible improvement in the treated skin after the first treatment. Some patients experience a tightness and redness of the skin, comparing it to the feeling of mild sunburn. To restore moisture that is lost during Microdermabrasion, Advanced Laser Clinics skin care regimen is recommended for daily use.
Is the microdermabrasion treatment limited to the face?
No there are many areas of the body that benefit from microdermabrasion. The most common areas are the face, neck, chest and hands.
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