Do you feel frustrated by the amount of time and money you spend on creams to improve the appearance of your skin? Do you wish there was an effective way to bolster your skin health while improving its appearance? If so, you may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion at Ciao Bella Medical Center & Spa in Newnan, GA. To help you determine if this treatment is right for you, we’re looking at some of the most compelling benefits of this treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion works by blasting away the dead, dull skin cells that make up your epidermis. Therefore, if you have cosmetic concerns caused by sun damage or aging superficial skin cells, you can expect this treatment to improve them. For instance, this cosmetic treatment can be used to:
- Eliminate sun spots
- Obliterate blackheads
- Brighten your skin
- Even skin tone
Depending on the number of treatment sessions you receive, microdermabrasion can also be used to eliminate acne scars, stretch marks, and other cosmetic concerns that are more serious than dullness or hyperpigmentation.
How Long Does This Treatment Take?
In addition to being effective for the treatment of numerous cosmetic concerns, this treatment is incredibly beneficial in that it is extremely convenient. Depending on the scope of your concerns and goals, your session may only take 20 to 25 minutes to complete. You can fit that into your lunch break without taking any time off from work! Just keep in mind that your session may take 30 to 35 minutes if you are treating a number of severe concerns.
Is This Treatment Painful?
No, you should not expect to feel any pain during your treatment session. Your skin may feel a little funny as the diamond-tipped wand blasts away your dead skin cells. However, people who have received this treatment liken it to being licked by a cat. We have also heard it said that this treatment feels like getting a gritty facial massage. Regardless of how you describe your experience, you can feel confident that you won’t describe it as painful.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Most people with mild or moderate skin concerns qualify for microdermabrasion due to this treatment’s non-invasive nature. However, it is not right for everyone. For example, this treatment is not appropriate for individuals who have warts, rosacea, or impetigo in the area of concern. Also, this treatment isn’t right for you within 14 days of Botox injections.
The only way to know for sure whether you are a good fit for this treatment is to attend an initial evaluation with an aesthetic expert. During this initial evaluation, we will evaluate your skin in your areas of concern and ensure that this treatment will be safe and effective for you. In some cases, this treatment may be safe for you. However, you may need to pair this treatment with another cosmetic treatment to address severe concerns effectively.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
You may need between six and 12 treatment sessions to achieve your desired results if this is the only cosmetic treatment you receive. On the other hand, if you pair this treatment with microneedling, you may only need a few treatments to achieve your desired results. As an added bonus, if you combine this treatment with microneedling, your results will last a lot longer.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
You should not be surprised if the results of your treatment last four weeks if you do not get complimentary cosmetic treatments, too. If you combine this treatment with microneedling, you should not be surprised if your results last for two or three months. If you combine this treatment with microneedling, you can expect results that last two to three times longer because microneedling induces extra collagen production.
Collagen is a critical protein that tells your skin cells to heal themselves when they are damaged by the sun or other factors. Collagen also plays a number of other roles in keeping your skin looking young, smooth, bright, and healthy.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
To be considered a good candidate for microdermabrasion, it is vital that you follow all necessary preparation steps. For example, it is essential that you wear sunscreen diligently prior to your treatment to ensure your skin is not sunburned at the time of your appointment.
To further protect your skin from sun damage, you should minimize the amount of time you spent in direct sunlight. Another important preparation step you need to take is to drink plenty of water and eat plenty of protein-rich foods.
Find Out How To Brighten and Smooth Your Skin Today
Microdermabrasion offers many benefits, including treating skin discoloration, dull skin, and stretch marks. Besides the benefits you can see, it also offers other benefits, like convenience and comfort. Contact us today at Ciao Bella Medical Center & Spa in Newnan, GA to book an evaluation and find out whether this treatment is appropriate for you. If it’s not, we will advise you on how you can safely and effectively achieve your aesthetic goals.