A microdermabrasion treatment is a minimally invasive treatment option that rejuvenates the face. Skin texture, color, and tone quickly improve after a short treatment. Acne scars, sunspots, and fine lines and wrinkles can all be addressed with microdermabrasion. Licensed medical aestheticians at Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery perform customized microdermabrasion treatments in Atlanta, GA.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a quick and simple noninvasive treatment. A handheld device sprays aluminum oxide crystals over the skin’s surface. The crystals quickly exfoliate the skin. Crystals and dead skin cells are vacuumed by the same device to create a smooth complexion. New skin cells are produced and collagen is stimulated, gradually improving the look of the skin. In addition to improving the tone, texture, and appearance of the skin, microdermabrasion can make it more receptive to powerful skincare products.
A Microdermabrasion Treatment at Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
A microdermabrasion treatment at Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery is quick and easy. Treatment is painless. No anesthesia, sedation, or pain medications are needed. Treatment begins after the patient is comfortable and relaxed. A handheld device is gently passed over the skin, and the aluminum crystals exfoliate the skin before being vacuumed away. Treatment usually takes 30 minutes or less.
Patients will need a series of treatments in order to gain the most benefit. This typically means 6-8 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart. After this time, maintenance treatments every 2 to 3 months allow patients to continue enjoying the benefits of microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion has no downtime or recovery. Patients may return to normal activities, including work and exercise. The skin may appear slightly pink after the procedure. This can be easily covered up with makeup.
Initial results are seen very shortly after the procedure, sometimes immediately. Skin texture, color, and tone improve. Results continue to improve as new skin cells form and collagen is stimulated. Skin that looks and feels great is the final result. Acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and sunspots can be improved to the point where they are almost unnoticeable, after several treatments.
Men and women who would like to improve the appearance of their skin may be candidates for microdermabrasion. Treatment is usually reserved for patients who have no serious medical conditions or illnesses that could pose a safety issue or cause complications. Patients who smoke are advised to stop as smoking decreases the chances of receiving maximum results. Many candidates choose microdermabrasion because it is a noninvasive treatment option. Treatment provides great results and prolongs or eliminates the need for invasive treatment. The definitive way for patients to determine if they are candidates is to schedule and attend an initial consultation with a Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery specialist.
An Initial Microdermabrasion Consultation
You will be warmly welcomed when you arrive at Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery and escorted to a private room by one of our staff members. Your specialist will enter and introduce themselves. You will have the opportunity to share all of your concerns, desires, and goals. A detailed medical history, including previous cosmetic treatments, will be obtained. Your skin will be examined and photos may be taken for comparative purposes. A customized treatment designed to provide you with the results you want will be created. Every step of the treatment process will be explained. Your treatment can be on the day of your initial consultation, but if you prefer, you can schedule your treatment for another convenient time and date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many patients choose to have their treatments during their lunch break. Most treatments take 30 minutes or less, giving patients time to return to work without having to take an extended period of time off. Normal work activities may be resumed immediately after treatment—no downtime, no recovery.
If you would like to improve your skin’s overall appearance, microdermabrasion may be the right treatment option for you. Microdermabrasion can help make your skin look bright and beautiful. It also can improve the appearance of your acne scars, sun spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. During your initial consultation, your specialist will determine if microdermabrasion or a different similar treatment is right for you.
Like all cosmetic treatments, microdermabrasion has some minor risks. Because microdermabrasion is noninvasive, meaning the skin is not punctured or cut, risks are minimal. All risks will be explained during your initial consultation. Our patients find risks are so low that they play no part in the decision-making process. The potential benefits of microdermabrasion far outweigh associated risks.
Aluminum oxide crystals are perfectly safe. The right amount of crystals will be delivered to your skin. All of the crystals will be vacuumed away immediately. You will wear special glasses to prevent the crystals from getting into your eyes. The chances of crystals being ingested are very small. If ingestion occurs, there is nothing to worry about as crystals are non-toxic.
Microdermabrasion is not painful. The microdermabrasion device only produces a warm sensation. Swelling, bruising, and pain are not experienced after treatment.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
You may combine microdermabrasion with other treatments. If you are interested in combining treatments, your specialist will let you know what treatments will provide you with the results you want. A customized combined treatment plan will be created just for you.
How long will it take to see my final results?
Initial results will appear immediately after the procedure. Results improve over the course of several weeks. The total time it takes to see the final results is dependent on the number of treatments you receive. During your initial consultation, your specialist will tell you about how many treatments you will need and approximately when you can expect to see your final results.
How long do results last?
Results are long-lasting. You may have maintenance procedures to maintain your results for as long as you would like.
How can I maximize my results?
Following all of your specialist’s instructions, wearing a good moisturizer and sunblock, living a healthy and active lifestyle, and reducing stress are simple things you can do to maximize your results.
Are microdermabrasion and dermabrasion the same thing?
Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are not the same things. Dermabrasion is a more invasive procedure that sands down the skin. Local anesthesia is used and a short recovery is needed. Skin is damaged to promote healing processes that rejuvenate skin cells.
Can I see before-and-after photos?
Absolutely! Before-and-after photos will give you a great idea of what your results will look like. Your specialist will carefully choose photos of patients whose facial features are similar to yours. Each photo will be explained in detail so you know how your results will be similar and different than the ones in the photos.
Should I only receive treatment from a specialist?
You should only receive treatment from a trained dermabrasion specialist. Receiving treatment from someone who is not trained decreases the chances of receiving good results.
What do I need to bring to my initial consultation?
Our specialists ask that you bring a list of medications and herbal supplements you are currently taking to your initial consultation. You may also bring pictures for your specialist to review.
How do I schedule my initial consultation?
When you are ready for your microdermabrasion treatment, contact Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA at 770-457-6303.