Achieve Youthful-Looking Skin with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that can reveal younger-looking, smoother skin in just one office visit. This revolutionary procedure exfoliates and removes the upper layer of dead cells, improving the appearance of acne scars, age spots, and pigmentation. It also addresses clogged pores, fine lines, and crow’s feet. Patients in the Norwalk, CT, area can receive microdermabrasion treatment with Dr. Anya Kishinevsky, who has over a decade of experience in the field of reconstructive cosmetic surgery.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and chemical-free treatment that removes dead, dry skin using aluminum oxide microcrystals. In addition to removing the outermost layer of the dermis, microdermabrasion also promotes the growth of a new collagen and elastin-rich layer of skin cells. The result is younger, fresher, healthier-looking skin.
Am I a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an excellent solution for healthy adults desiring to improve the appearance of minor skin imperfections. This technique can successfully eliminate light age spots, light acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. If you are experiencing deep wrinkles, dark age spots, or dark acne scars, you may be better suited for chemical peels or injectable treatments. Dr. Kishinevsky can help you determine which treatment is best suited for you during your initial consultation.
Medical Spa Treatments vs. At-Home Treatments
Many patients wonder if at-home treatments can achieve similar results when compared to professional microdermabrasion. While you will certainly see some improvement using home treatments, there are several significant benefits to receiving microdermabrasion at our office. For example, professional microdermabrasion:
- Uses a more powerful motor
- Exfoliates better
- Reaches deeper into the skin
- Utilizes high-pressure compressors that remove the top layer of skin while aspirating dead skin cells, dirt, and used microcrystals
- Is performed by a skilled clinician
Professional microdermabrasion takes approximately an hour or less to complete. In order to maximize results, multiple treatments are generally necessary. It typically takes five to twelve total sessions, generally performed one or two weeks apart. Following the initial treatment cycle, some patients may opt to receive touch-up procedures to maintain their vibrant glow.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent solution for healthy adults desiring to improve the appearance of minor skin imperfections.
What to Expect after Treatment
Results are typically immediately apparent following microdermabrasion. It is common to experience peeling in some of the treated areas. However, patients also notice dramatic improvements in the texture, tone, and color of the skin, often after a single session. Although microdermabrasion does not typically cause discomfort, many patients liken the post-treatment sensation to windburn or sunburn. This side-effect is temporary and typically only lasts a day or two.
Maintaining Your Results
Because microdermabrasion exposes a new layer of dermis, it is important to take extra skin care precautions. In addition to keeping your face clean and moisturized, we recommend that you:
- Avoid direct sun exposure when possible
- Wear sunblock with an SPF of 15 or higher
- Avoid wearing makeup immediately after treatment
- Follow all post-treatment instructions precisely
- Invest in professional skin care products
- Obagi® skin care products are available at our office. Promoting rapid cell renewal, this prescription-strength skin care line can help you maintain healthy, vibrant, younger-looking skin.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to improve minor cosmetic skin flaws, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kishinevsky to determine if microdermabrasion could be an option for you. To reach a team member, contact us online or call our office at (203) 388-9919.