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While facial plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, browlift, and eyelid surgery are designed to lift and tighten lax skin, the microdermabrasion procedure improves skin tone and texture. It is an excellent complement to the facial procedures that we offer here at Crawford Plastic Surgery. Patients from the greater area travel to our Kennesaw office for the facial rejuvenation benefits of microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is extremely popular because it can treat a wide range of patients and skin conditions. The procedure can be performed on teenagers and adults with the following skin problems:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Facial scarring
- Fine lines
- Poor, uneven skin texture
- Sun damage
Microdermabrasion can minimize the appearance of light scarring and fine lines. Patients that have deep wrinkles or scars may not achieve desired results from the microdermabrasion procedure.
The Microdermabrasion Procedure
The microdermabrasion procedure is intended to remove the outermost layers of skin, revealing a less-damaged complexion. The treatment involves the use of a specialized instrument that applies an exfoliating solution to the face; the solution contains abrasive crystals that slough away dead skin cells.
The microdermabrasion procedure offers noticeable benefits after a single treatment. However, the best results are achieved after multiple microdermabrasion treatments are performed. A series of six treatments, performed two weeks apart, will result in higher amounts of collagen and elastin in newly regenerated skin cells.
One major advantage of the microdermabrasion procedure is it is not associated with the redness, skin flakiness, and peeling that goes along with the chemical peel and laser skin resurfacing procedures. After a microdermabrasion treatment, patients may experience some redness of the skin, akin to that of a light sunburn. Facial redness typically disappears within a few hours.
If you are interested in undergoing microdermabrasion, contact our office.