As with chemical peels, microdermabrasion has been performed for many years to treat a variety of skin disorders, including acne, sun damage, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation or texture. The procedure utilizes a machine to gently blow tiny crystals on the skin to sand your skin, removing the uneven outer layer. This exfoliates your skin, peeling off the top layers of skin. The vacuum removes the crystals and exfoliating skin. The vacuum is also thought to induce cell growth and blood vessel growth. Microdermabrasion can do the following:
- Improve age spots and black heads
- Improve hyperpigmentation (patches or darkened skin)
- Exfoliate your skin, which results in a refreshed appearance
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
- Eliminate or reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Eliminate or reduce enlarged pores
- Treat acne and acne scars
Microdermabrasion will thicken your collagen, thus providing you with a younger-looking complexion. Collagen is a protein that makes your skin look taut and smooth that is abundant in the skin in your youth. The production of collagen lessens as we age, resulting in loose, uneven skin. Microdermabrasion can be used alone or in addition to other exfoliative techniques such as chemical peels.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about microdermabrasion in New Rochelle, New York, and to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD.