Want Healthier, Clearer Skin?
Your skin is constantly exposed to factors that affect its appearance and overall health. Pollution, the sun and other elements, even stress can lead to dullness and blemishes.
Microdermabrasion is a gentle treatment intended to exfoliate dead and damaged cells. The promotion of cellular turnover can reduce or eliminate irritation and inflammation very quickly.
How It Works
Microdermabrasion is like a mild "sandblasting" for your skin. Treatment involves directing tiny crystals of aluminum dioxide toward the top layer of skin. Old cells are removed by this action, allowing new, healthy cells to shine through.
Patients appreciate the results that come from this comfortable procedure, and the fact that there is no downtime. At most, slight redness occurs from the exfoliation process, but this fades quickly.
Microdermabrasion is not just for the face! We can also treat the:
Treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and is suitable for a wide variety of skin tones. The effect of microdermabrasion on the skin makes it an appropriate form of treatment for fine lines, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring.
How Many Microdermabrasion Treatments Will I Need?
Although improvement to tone and texture can be seen immediately after your first microdermabrasion treatment, we may suggest a series of treatments depending on your goals and the condition of your skin. The gentleness of this procedure makes it a great addition to your normal beauty regimen, with visits scheduled as often as every few weeks.
Who is a candidate for a microdermabrasion treatment?
If you want to rejuvenate your skin, chances are you’re an excellent candidate for microdermabrasion. This treatment is safe for nearly all skin types and tones. And it can help achieve virtually any complexion goals that you may have.
You might schedule a microdermabrasion session to improve the overall appearance of your skin. It can also help you address specific complexion concerns, such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots and hyperpigmentation
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Enlarged pores
- Acne and acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
You may not be able to have microdermabrasion if you are taking the acne medicine isotretinoin or if you have taken it within the past six months. It can increase your risk for complications such as scarring. Talk to Dr. Patel to learn if microdermabrasion is right for you.
Are microdermabrasion treatments painful?
Microdermabrasion treatments are not painful at all. In fact, most patients find them to be very relaxing. Some people describe the sensation as a grainy facial massage, while others compare it to sandpapery licks from a cat.
Regardless, you don’t need to worry about pain during microdermabrasion. It’s a gentle service that only works on the surface of the skin. In some cases, you may experience mild burning or stinging sensations afterward. These effects are temporary and will go away on their own.
How should I prepare for a microdermabrasion treatment?
There’s very little preparation involved with getting microdermabrasion. You may be asked to avoid sun exposure, waxing, and tanning creams leading up to your treatment. It’s also a good idea to take a break from exfoliating skincare for a few days before microdermabrasion.
We generally ask patients not to wear makeup to their appointment. If you do wear makeup, we’ll need to remove it and cleanse your face before the treatment begins.
What should I avoid after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Your skin will be more sensitive than usual for a few weeks after microdermabrasion. For that reason, it’s crucial to avoid getting too much sun exposure. Protect your skin with sunscreen to ensure great results after microdermabrasion.
You’ll also want to avoid topical acne medications and harsh skin care products for a little while. Remember to be gentle with your skin and keep it hydrated.
Are microdermabrasion treatments covered by insurance?
Microdermabrasion is meant to reduce signs of aging or enhance your overall appearance. Insurance does not cover treatments like microdermabrasion that are purely cosmetic.
Learn what you can expect to pay for microneedling during a consultation. To make your treatment plan more accessible on a budget, we accept financing through CareCredit.
At Miami Skin and Vein, we listen to your concerns and needs during a thorough consultation visit. The information that we collect will be considered along with the findings of your skin assessment by one of our Harvard-trained physicians. Microdermabrasion may be included into a clinical care plan that also involves laser treatments or wrinkle-reduction with Botox or dermal fillers. In the end, we want to achieve the outcome that will elevate the confidence you feel in your appearance.
Do you want to revive your vibrancy from the inside out? See how microdermabrasion at Miami Skin and Vein can help you do that in a single visit! Call our office at 786-618-5039 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel.