A Leading Exfoliating Technique
The microdermabrasion procedure is a noninvasive treatment which helps to exfoliates the skin and rids the skin of the superficial dead skin cells. It helps to reveal healthy, smoother skin. The microdermabrasion procedure is a very popular and effective procedure that helps improves the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, skin blemishes, and sun damage. It also stimulates the production of collagen preventing fine lines and wrinkles. At Imagine Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hardesty’s Aestheticians are specially trained in Microdermabrasion techniques and fulfills Imagine Plastic Surgery’s motto of “One Goal, Many Options”. Thus, working to provide his patients with the best care possible for skin rejuvenation.
At a consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty’s Aestheticians who will carefully examine your skin and listen to your concerns in order to choose the right treatment option for you. They will systematically examine your skin, categorize the skin type, elasticity, and hydration during the skin analysis, as well as any imperfections that concern you. This way Dr. Hardesty’s Aestheticians can choose which microdermabrasion technique will be used.
There are two main types of microdermabrasion. Dr. Hardesty’s Aesthetician’s will choose which one will benefit you the most based on your skin type and concerns. Microdermabrasion may also be paired with a light chemical peel to increase the results.
- Crystal Microdermabrasion: Dr. Hardesty’s Aestheticians use a handpiece that emits crystals onto the surface of the skin. The crystals then start a gentle abrasion or polishing process. After this, the crystals along with the dead skin cells are suctioned off with the handpiece.
- Diamond-tip Microdermabrasion: Dr. Hardesty’s Aestheticians can also use a diamond-tipped handpiece which gentle abrades and exfoliates the skin. Then the dead skin cells are suctioned away. This type of microdermabrasion is good for people with sensitive skin.
The results from microdermabrasion are highly effective. However, to maintain the look and feel it is recommended that you schedule regular treatments. Dr. Hardesty and his Aestheticians will go over the treatment plan with you at the consultation appointment.
Depending on the results you want to achieve, the number of treatments will vary. Most patients get between 5 to 12 treatments that spaced about two weeks apart.
The microdermabrasion session can be done within an hour.
You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you have sun damage, acne scars, fine lines, or clogged pores. To ensure that this treatment will benefit you, Dr. Hardesty’s Aesthetician will complete a skin evaluation as well as take a look into your medical history. Most patients, regardless of skin color or type, can benefit from this procedure, but if you have more severe skin concerns like Rosacea or hyperpigmentation then Dr. Hardesty may recommend a different treatment option.
During the consultation appointment, Dr. Hardesty’s Aesthesticians will provide you with complete instructions to prepare for the treatment as well as caring for your skin afterward. There is little or no downtime associated with this treatment. Dr. Hardesty’s Aestheticians may recommend some medical prescribed medications, moisturizers and creams to use to help the skin heal and maintain it’s healthy look. Some redness or swelling may occur but should subside quickly.
If you are interested in a microdermabrasion treatment and would like to know more than contact our Riverside office. Dr. Hardesty and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery are dedicated to helping their patients all of their skin rejuvenation goals, by providing them with trusted treatments that provide amazing results. To make a consultation appointment, take our self-assessment survey, call the office, or fill out an online form and a team member will get back with you.