Microdermabrasion treatments are designed to improve the appearance and texture of facial skin by gently removing the outermost, damaged layer of skin to reveal a smoother and healthier layer. During this treatment, a machine uses crystals which exfoliate the skin. Microdermabrasion can effectively smooth fine lines, reduce the appearance of areas of uneven pigmentation such as sunspots and age spots, and make acne scars and other facial blemishes less noticeable.
Is microdermabrasion right for me?
This skin rejuvenation treatment may be right for you if you want to improve the overall appearance of your facial skin, but are looking for a procedure that does not require significant downtime. Microdermabrasion can successfully treat a variety of superficial skin concerns, making it a good option for patients with multiple skin issues. However, certain conditions such as birth marks and severe scarring penetrate the layers of skin further than microdermabrasion can treat. Most adult men and women can safely undergo skin rejuvenation procedures, though you may not be an ideal candidate if you are taking Accutane or Retin-A acne medication.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
In the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area, treatment costs around $300 per session. Most patients undergo between three and six sessions to achieve optimum results, although most patients report visible improvement following their first session.
How involved is the microdermabrasion procedure?
While this is considered to be a minimally-invasive technique, it offers deeper exfoliation than most chemical peels, making it a more involved skin rejuvenation treatment. A five-session series is recommended to achieve optimum results, making this method a little more involved than single-session treatments. Each session takes about an hour, and does not require anesthesia, though in some cases a local anesthetic may be used for patient comfort. During the treatment, a special machine pulls exfoliating crystals across the skin's surface. These are then removed, along with dead skin cells, to reveal a smoother, healthier layer of skin.
How long is the recovery after microdermabrasion?
Following microdermabrasion, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients find that their skin feels smooth and extra-clean. No downtime is required; patients can return to work or other daily activities immediately, and no bandages are needed. The skin will look pink and feel sensitive for a few days; some patients describe this feeling as similar to a sunburn. The skin may also peel as if it has been sunburned. Makeup and sun exposure should be avoided for several weeks.
What should I do next?
Microdermabrasion can help West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area residents reveal smoother, younger-looking skin while reducing the appearance of skin blemishes and uneven pigmentation. Call Dr. Kapp today at (561) 833-4022 or fill out our online form for your complimentary consultation.