LoBuono, Philip MD

What is Microdermabrasion and Why Should I Get It?

We know so much more about the skin today that we’ve got more ways to manage it than we know what to do with. When the skin starts to show the signs of aging, we might think about laser treatment, injectables, or even surgery. There may not be a need to go that far just yet. Have you heard of microdermabrasion? You’ll want to.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a professional treatment intended for deep exfoliation of the skin. Exfoliation is a vital aspect of skincare because, without it, dead and damaged cells accumulate on the top layer of the skin. Stuck here, cells cause dullness and create a barrier to skincare products.

How Microdermabrasion Works

A microdermabrasion treatment takes an hour or less when performed on its own. To begin, we cleanse the skin and dry it. A small handpiece is then passed over the skin, where tiny diamond chips spray against the skin. Our DiamondTome microdermabrasion system works gently to remove the uppermost layer of debris from the epidermal tissue using vacuum pressure. After exfoliation is complete, the skin may be gently cleaned with a brush or warm towel. Some patients choose to combine their microdermabrasion with other treatments, such as a chemical peel, to achieve more noticeable results.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

  • Microdermabrasion helps skincare products work better
  • The skin looks brighter
  • Sunspots and hyperpigmentation fade slightly
  • Fine lines look softer
  • Skin tone becomes more even
  • Skin is softer overall
  • The pores are emptied of dirt and oil

Side Effects

In addition to these benefits, patients also appreciate that there are very few side effects after microdermabrasion treatment. This enables them to get right back to normal activities. Though microdermabrasion can cause temporary redness, this side effect is usually gone within an hour or two. In most cases, redness is also very mild.

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for adults of all ages who want to promote healthy cellular turnover. To schedule a consultation to discuss what you’d like to achieve for your skin, call our Spring Lake office at (732) 449-0167.

Have You Considered A Microdermabrasion Treatment?

As 2016 begins and you are seriously into your resolutions, why not consider treating yourself to a Microdermabrasion treatment – one of the most popular aesthetic cosmetic treatments offered by Dr. LoBuono. Microdermabrasion non-invasively removes the dead, dry, dull, outer layer of your skin, leaving it refreshed and radiant. The treatment is completely customized based on your individual skin conditions.

  • Microdermabrasion treats your skin using tiny, air-driven crystals to gently cleanse and remove unwanted blemishes from your skin’s surface.
  • Our office uses the DiamondTome™ Skin Resurfacing System, which gently exfoliates your skin using natural diamond chips.
  • The DiamondTome™ wand is passed over your skin, blowing tiny crystals which abrade the top layer of skin. The used crystals and dead cells from your skin are simultaneously vacuumed away to a sealed container.
  • By removing the top layer of skin, microdermabrasion may stimulate your body to increase cell turnover and produce collagen.
  • The procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Our patients experience no discomfort or downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately, looking refreshed and glowing.
  • Since your skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion should be repeated monthly for optimal improvement
  • Your skin will be especially sensitive to the sun, so the use of a good sunscreen is required.

Microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin, light scaring, fine wrinkles, acne-prone skin, freckles and age spots. And here’s the best part: microdermabrasion is affordable and can be performed over your lunch hour!

If you are unhappy with fine wrinkles, age spots, sun-damage and acne scars, but aren’t ready to try a laser treatment or chemical peel, microdermabrasion may be the perfect solution for you. Look younger and feel better this year and every year! Call, today, to learn how your skin can benefit from microdermabrasion treatments: (732) 449-0167.