Clear Up Lines, Scars and Stretch Marks with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a common treatment used to minimize the effects of stretch marks, light scars, skin discoloration, clogged pores, and skin damage coming at the expense of the sun. The treatments can be a path to rejuvenation for your facial skin. Calabasas Dermatology Center can provide this process of non-surgical sanding of the skin.
The microdermabrasion technique can help thicken your collagen resulting in a more supple, younger looking complexion. When you were a small child an abundance of the collagen protein was present making the skin appear taut and smooth, however as time passes production declines and this results in looser, uneven skin. Those hoping to address fine lines will be pleased, while those with active rosacea, fragile capillaries, warts, Lupus or Diabetes may not be good candidates for this treatment.
During the procedure a dermatologist will control a hand-held device which will process little crystals across the face while a small vacuum follows close behind picking up the crystals along with the dead skin cells. Treatments typically last about a half hour. There may be a mild scratching sensation felt as the procedure removes the loosened skin cells. It is not unusual for clients to describe the process as a vibrating sensation much like a massage. There is virtually no down-time or recovery expected, however some clients do experience mild discomfort that is not long-lived.
A professional, board-certified dermatologist may further inform you of some mild redness or swelling at the target treatment area. These results, as well as any flaky skin or light bruising should clear up within a few days. Lastly, be sure to get advice concerning any special facial products, moisturizers or sunscreens that the dermatologist may recommend after your treatment.