Microdermabrasion: How It Works to Improve Your Skin

You’ve heard it said that your skin is your body’s largest organ — that’s because it has a big job to do. Every day, it fights the effects of the environment, like the sun, dirt, and wind. It gets burned, dried out, scrubbed, neglected, poked, popped, and prodded. Eventually, it shows signs of age and mistreatment in the form of spots, wrinkles, and lines. One day you look in the mirror and realize you’ve been treating your skin all wrong. But don’t panic, you can make amends.

Dr. Thomas Lanchoney at Suite 200 Med Spa can make things right between you and your skin again. He’s known for his rare ability to listen carefully and build genuine relationships with his patients. He approaches you as an individual with unique aesthetic goals, so you never feel like a cookie-cutter client. That’s why so many women and men in the Bryn Mawr area trust him to help them achieve their dreams — becoming healthy, happy, and youthful-looking.

One of the ways Dr. Lanchoney does this is through microdermabrasion. This technique has been around for many years and is generally considered appropriate for people with every type and color of skin. Here’s how it works.

Microdermabrasion basics

When considering any type of cosmetic procedure, two criteria should be at the top of your list: is it safe and is it effective? 

Microdermabrasion is safe

Primarily because microdermabrasion is minimally invasive, it’s one of the safest methods of skin rejuvenation you’ll find. The most common side effects are a little swelling, redness, and tenderness, but these usually subside within an hour of your treatment session.

In rare cases, you may experience some slight bruising if your skin requires a bit more pressure from the treatment device. If this happens, it should fade away in a day or two.

Microdermabrasion is effective

Though it does not completely rid your face of every imperfection, microdermabrasion radically improves the appearance of your skin. If you walk into our office with age spots, acne scars, sun damage, melasma (dark patches of skin), and wrinkles, you’ll walk out with smoother, clearer skin. 

Keep in mind that it generally takes more than one treatment to reach maximum results. Dr. Lanchoney can customize a treatment plan to help you reach your goal.

Microdermabrasion is comfortable

Although it sounds harsh, microdermabrasion is actually one of the most painless treatments you can receive. You’ll definitely feel it working, but you won’t be in pain during or after the procedure.

How microdermabrasion works

A few types of microdermabrasion are available. Crystal dermabrasion sprays out tiny crystals to blast off dead skin cells. Hydradermabrasion uses a dermal-infusion technique.

Dr. Lanchoney uses a Crystal-Free DiamondTome wand for the best results and the least discomfort. The advanced device gently exfoliates the dead cells lying on the outer layer of your skin, using millions of microscopic diamond chips. This technique effectively smooths away the rough texture and surface impurities that make your skin look dull and lifeless.

The device also suctions away that debris as it’s working, so your skin is left clean and bright.

Depending on your particular needs, Dr. Lanchoney can vary the pressure of the wand to reach deeper into your skin. The results of each session are completely personalized.

Why try microdermabrasion?

If you’re new to the skin rejuvenation game, microdermabrasion is a safe and painless way to get your feet (actually, your face) wet. It’s a great way to address a whole spectrum of complaints, such as:

No hiding after microdermabrasion

Unlike some more involved methods of skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion requires no downtime afterward. Except for some slight redness that quickly fades, no one will notice you’ve had a treatment. 

There’s no need to hide in your home to keep your secret and no need to slather on makeup to mask any telltale signs. However, if you want to wear makeup, feel free. There are no restrictions other than staying out of the direct sun for a few days. 

When you’re ready to try microdermabrasion for yourself, give us a call to schedule an appointment, or book one online

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