Microdermabrasion the “Lunchtime Peel”

Microdermabrasion

When it comes to skin rejuvenation, board-certified Dr. Hisham Seify and his team at Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates offer a multitude of treatment options each designed to create smoother, softer and more radiant skin. Years of sun damage, aging, acne and exposure to free radicals in the environment can leave your skin looking dull, uneven and less than it’s best. If your skin has lost its luster and could use a quick pick-me-up, we offer fast and minimally-invasive microdermabrasion treatments— often referred to as the “lunchtime peel”— to help patients reveal a more healthy, glowing complexion.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation technique that works to carefully remove the surface layer of dull, damaged skin to reveal a radiant, healthy new layer of skin. Unlike other cosmetic treatments that leave the skin feeling raw and marred, microdermabrasion opts for a gentler approach that produces minimal side effects. During treatment, fine sand-like particles are sprayed onto the skin to exfoliate and remove surface debris and dead skin cells. The procedure is virtually painless and creates only a mild scratching sensation that a majority of patients find to be very tolerable.

Microdermabrasion treatments can target a variety of skin-related concerns, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone & texture
  • Some types of active acne

Ideal Candidates for Microdermabrasion

Suitable patients for microdermabrasion are patients with mild to moderate signs of aging or other skin-related concerns. Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones. Adult patients of all ages can enjoy and benefit from the gentle exfoliation and rejuvenation of microdermabrasion treatments due to their minimal side effects, immediate results and lack of downtime. Microdermabrasion does have some contraindications, and patients who scar easily or have severe acne may be better suited for other cosmetic treatments. Dr. Seify can help you to determine if microdermabrasion is right for you during your in-person consultation.

What to Expect From Your Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a comfortable and painless procedure, so no anesthesia or topical numbing cream is required. During treatment, Dr. Seify will pass a handheld device over the skin’s surface that sprays fine particles at high speed, buffing away any dead or old skin cells. An attached vacuum device will work to suction the removed skin debris simultaneously and crystal particles, leaving fresh, renewed skin behind. Each procedure takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to perform for a full facial treatment.

What to Expect From Your Microdermabrasion Recovery

Compared with other skin resurfacing options, microdermabrasion uses a safe and gentle approach that produces little to no noticeable side effects. Immediately following your appointment, your treated skin may appear slightly red and swollen. These visible side effects typically fade within a matter of hours. The treated skin may also feel slightly tender for a few days, similar to the experience of suffering a mild sunburn.

Microdermabrasion appointments require no downtime, meaning patients are free to return home or back to work and resume all normal activities immediately after their treatment. Patients should avoid sun exposure whenever possible and wear sun protection for the first few days after their microdermabrasion treatment; however, as the fresh layer of exposed skin will be more sensitive to sun damage. Otherwise, patients are able to go about their lives, usually with no disruption to their daily schedules.

What to Expect From Your Microdermabrasion Results

Following the completion of a microdermabrasion treatment, patients can expect a substantial improvement in the texture, tone and overall appearance of their skin. Your results will be immediately apparent and may even improve slightly with time due to increased collagen production. Fine lines and wrinkles will be softened, acne scars may be reduced and any other skin-related concerns should visibly improve. Dr. Seify will discuss exactly what sort of results you can expect from microdermabrasion and how it can address your unique skin concerns during your consultation.

Results from a microdermabrasion treatment plan will last for several months, especially when aided by an advanced skin care regimen and sun protection. Many patients choose to schedule regular maintenance appointments on a set schedule to enjoy their results well into the future. Maintenance treatments are typically scheduled every four to six weeks. Dr. Seify can help you to create a personalized treatment plan that matches your needs during your consultation.

Microdermabrasion is a safe and highly effective facial resurfacing treatment that can give you softer, smoother skin with little to no side effects. If you are interested in a quick and painless solution for dull and tired skin, book your consultation with Dr. Seify today at Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates. With microdermabrasion and a multitude of facial rejuvenation options available, Dr. Seify can help your skin to glow from the inside out.

Call Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates today at 949-251-1502 to book your consultation and learn how microdermabrasion can restore your skin to its youthful, radiant self.

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