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Posts for: April, 2014

Are you in search of a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin on your face?  In the Chicago microdermabrasionLoop, microdermabrasion treatments are available to help you improve the appearance of your smile.  This treatment is a less aggressive approach to improving the condition of your skin than dermabrasion.  It makes use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer for an improved appearance.  This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration and sun damage.  There is little to no discomfort experienced with microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery downtime – just a renewed appearance.
 
What Should I Know About Microdermabrasion?
 
There are two kinds of microdermabrasion treatments available.  Microdermabrasion is essentially a powerful mechanical exfoliation with either the original crystal microdermabrasion technology or the newer diamond-tip microdermabrasion.  The original crystal microdermabrasion technology involves a hand-held device that streams tiny crystals across your skin.  An attached vacuum simultaneously suctions those exfoliating crystals back into the machine, along with the dead or loosened skin.  The newer approach uses a diamond-tip wand that is gently moved across your skin to exfoliate.
 
Each treatment will last for approximately a half hour.  During treatment you may feel a mild scratching as the procedure removes the superficial skin cells.  Additionally, you will notice a vibrating sensation similar to a massage.  There will also be a suction mechanism to lift off the dead skin.  After your treatment is complete, your dermatologist may recommend a special moisturizer or facial product to enhance and prolong your result. 
 
What are the Benefits?
 
For patients in the Chicago Loop, microdermabrasion can help achieve dramatic results, but it is highly dependent on the skill of your dermatologist.  For the best results, it is generally recommended that you get a series of treatments, which can be recommended by your dermatologist.  Because the machine can be adjusted depending on skin type and condition, even people with sensitive skin can get this treatment from a skilled dermatologist.  It takes about 30 minutes and there is no down-time for the skin to recover.  That is why it is commonly referred to as a “lunchtime peel.”
 
Are you a Candidate for Microdermabrasion in the Chicago Loop?
 
Facial microdermabrasion is sometimes performed in conjunction with facial spa treatments.  You can avoid any risks or complications and achieve optimal results by visiting our qualified dermatologist at D&A Dermatology.  With our dermatologist, you can rest assured that they are properly trained in the Chicago Loop for microdermabrasion treatments. 
 
Do not get microdermabrasion if you have extremely sensitive skin, diabetes, vascular conditions like rosacea, skin inflammation, bacterial infections, lack of tactile sensation, keloid scarring, cuts and abrasions, or have gotten Botox within 72 hours. 
 
It is important to realize that you have just taken off the outermost layer of skin, which is also its protection, so this is not the time to go to the beach or hit the tanning salon.  Be careful with your skin for a few days after treatment.  In other words, you can easily overdo it and irritate your skin, so take it easy.
 
Contact us at D&A Dermatology for more information on microdermabrasion in the Chicago Loop and to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment.  Glowing, youthful skin can be just around the corner with microdermabrasion.