If you’ve noticed your complexion looking a little dull and lackluster lately, there’s probably a good reason why. Maintaining a glowing complexion depends largely on our body’s natural ability to replace dead skin cells. This regenerative process is known as skin cell renewal, and it happens roughly every 28 days.
During skin cell renewal, the skin produces new skin cells which are pushed up from the lowest level of the epidermis to the top layer, shedding the older, damaged skin cells at the surface. Cellular renewal is what keeps dead skin cells from building up at the surface. However, as we age, this process begins to slow down. This leads to a buildup of dead surface cells which are responsible for giving the skin a rough, devitalized appearance.
You don’t need to suffer from rough, aged skin, though. Some options can help you revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, including microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, exfoliating treatment that restores a glowing complexion by removing the buildup of older surface cells while stimulating the cellular renewal process. Dermabrasion was developed as a treatment option for dealing with acne and pox scarring. It involved removing multiple layers of skin from trouble areas, allowing newer, more youthful skin to take its place. Microdermabrasion is an offshoot of dermabrasion and was developed to help with a range of different conditions.
For instance, where dermabrasion was developed to handle skin issues like accident scarring, microdermabrasion can help with problems like minor scarring, as well as age spots, sun spots, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and other age-related skin conditions that detract from your youthful appearance.
Unlike other facial cosmetic treatments, such as a facelift, brow lift, or chin lift, microdermabrasion is completely noninvasive. There is no surgical procedure needed at all. There is also no recovery time required, either. Combined with the short treatment time needed, these benefits make microdermabrasion one of the most promising and beneficial cosmetic treatments for our Austin area patients.
For those struggling with age spots, sun spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and other age-related skin conditions, microdermabrasion can offer a wide range of benefits. These include:
There are many other benefits to be found with this treatment method. However, you may benefit more from a chemical peel, depending on your needs, goals, skin condition, pigmentation, and other factors. We invite you to contact our Austin area office to schedule a full consultation of your skin health to help determine which treatment method is best suited to your needs and goals.
The best candidates for a Microdermabrasion procedure are those looking to get rid of:
It is also important that they are relatively healthy and maintain positive and realistic expectations for the treatment.
We, unfortunately, can not recommend this treatment for anyone who has deep wrinkles, facial warts, major scars, or sagging skin. You should not get this treatment done if you are currently pregnant or suffer from uncontrolled diabetes or undiagnosed facial lesions.
The first step in getting Microdermabrasion in Austin is to contact our Med Spa and schedule your free consultation with one of our technicians. When you come in, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic goals, have your questions answered and concerns addressed, and end it with a personal evaluation.
If you agree with the assessment made by the technician, you will then be able to schedule your first procedure appointment. Our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a tentative treatment plan and a price breakdown.
At Personique On The Spot in Austin, we have both diamond-tipped and crystal microdermabrasion machines. Both microdermabrasion procedures can produce the same results but differ in their techniques.
Both treatments aim to buff away the surface layer of dead skin cells to reveal a fresh palette of soft, clear skin beneath. This gentle process also stimulates the production of fresh collagen, giving your skin a smooth, velvety texture afterward. Microdermabrasion is also great for reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.
You may feel a mild scratching during the removal of the superficial skin cells, as well as a vibrating sensation akin to a massage, and the dead skin is lifted off using a suction mechanism. Either treatment session will take about 30 minutes to complete.
Once complete, there is no downtime or recovery period required. You will be able to return to your daily routine immediately following your session. You may be suggested to use a special moisturizer or facial product to enhance and prolong the results, but other than that, you should have a quick and easy recovery.
The cost of Microdermabrasion in Austin will vary from patient to patient. While we believe we offer fair and competitive pricing for our area, the actual price for your Microdermabrasion will depend on the number of treatments and degree of treatment you will need. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a breakdown of your treatment cost.
For a brighter, more radiant complexion, call Personique On The Spot today at (512) 599-8672 or fill out the form to the right to schedule a visit for microdermabrasion treatment in Austin. We look forward to helping you rejuvenate your appearance.
Some patients have expressed that while Microdermabrasion doesn’t “hurt”, they do experience some slight discomfort during the treatment. Some compare it to a tough facial massage or feel a slight tugging on their skin, while others say it feels like getting licked by a cat’s tongue.
On average, most patients will require between 5 and 12 sessions to achieve the best results. These sessions will typically be scheduled 2 to 4 weeks apart.
While you will be able to see improvements in your skin within the first few weeks following your first session, you will see better results the more you go. Usually, after a few months of sessions, our patients begin to notice dramatic changes.
Microdermabrasion has had wonderful results when combined with other facial treatments such as Chemical Peel or various Laser Treatments such as an IPL Photofacial. The technician will be happy to discuss your combination options during your consultation.
Microdermabrasion has very few side effects or risks, but there are some still associated with the procedure, such as:
These side effects should go away on their own in a few days, however, if you experience any long-lasting or concerning reactions, please contact us immediately.
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