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Microdermabrasion Treatments

Refresh Your Skin with Microdermabrasion in Watertown and Canton

Over time, environmental factors and the aging process have negative effects on the skin. A person’s skin accrues numerous defects as the cells become worn down and damaged. To revitalize your skin and make it look and feel more youthful, microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment choice and is safe for all skin tones and areas of the body including the chest, face, hands, back, and neck.

The microdermabrasion procedure exfoliates the skin and lessens and removes a variety of outer skin layer issues including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Dull skin
  • Rough skin
  • Superficial scars
  • Acne scars and breakouts
  • Sun damage

This treatment tells your body to create fresh, new skin cells in a treated area. It also has the effect of thickening the collagen protein fibers in the skin tissues. Collagen protein is what keeps your skin elastic, firm, and tight.

What Happens During a Microdermabrasion Treatment?

For those seeking to avoid surgery, microdermabrasion is the perfect choice. It’s completely non-surgical and non-invasive, meaning no needles or scalpels are required, and so there will be no need for recovery time afterwards. Because the procedure is painless, no anesthetics will be administered. A microdermabrasion treatment can require up to an hour, often much less. The patient will be wearing goggles or other eye protection. At first, the skin in the target area will be stretched gently, which offers the best results for the procedure.

During the treatment, a minimally abrasive tool or device will be used on the targeted area to gently remove the thick uppermost layers of your skin cells, known as the stratum corneum. Any debris is also removed. There is no pain during this process, only a very mild scratching on the skin similar to the sensation of a cat’s tongue. There is also a feeling of vibration.

A vacuum device is also used during the treatment. It suctions the targeted area, stimulating circulation. Its speed and pressure can be recalibrated to the needs of the patient. As the dead and damaged skin cells are removed, they are suctioned into the vacuum for disposal.

Recovering from Microdermabrasion

After your microdermabrasion treatment, you will be free to return to your job immediately. For around 24 hours, you may notice a pinkness and a dryness in the treated areas. Because your skin will be more sensitive, heavy sun should be avoided for around three days. Sunscreen is recommended. Microdermabrasion allows topical medications to more easily penetrate the skin layers, offering better results. You may be interested in moisturizers and other products to increase the rejuvenation of your skin.

Regular maintenance treatments at one to two sessions per month will ensure that your skin stays smooth, fresh, and beautiful.

Learn More About Microdermabrasion

Are you interested in finding out more about microdermabrasion treatments?

Contact UniQ Laser Center for a free consultation by calling our MedSpa in Watertown & Canton today.

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