Admit it. When you saw that headline your first thought was to pull up Shirley Maclaine’s New Age blog and put on a Yanni CD. Uh, that’s not what we’re talking about at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware.
We’re talking about using crystals to abrade the top layer of your skin. Think of it as a light sandblasting. That’s sounds extreme, but that’s the idea behind microdermabrasion. Instead of removing unwanted stains or paint, you’re removing the dull, lifeless external layer of your epidermis. Microdermabrasion exposes the glowing, fresh skin underneath.
We recommend microdermabrasion as either a stand-alone procedure or as a preparation for facelifts, brow lifts, or midface lifts.
The conditions that microdermabrasion helps
Microdermabrasion is effective when used for certain skin conditions:
- Mild, shallow acne scarring
- Solar lentigines
- Dilated pores
- Oily skin
- Thick skin
How microdermabrasion works
At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we use the MegaPeel system for our microdermabrasions. The procedure is very effective and very easy to take, with no downtime. It’s non-invasive and non-surgical. It involves the use of aluminum oxide or sodium chloride crystals to exfoliate the skin surface. The crystals are sprayed onto the skin through a wand that also suctions back the crystals and any dead skin that has been removed. The degree of exfoliation is determined by the amount of suction used, along with the number of passes made over an area.
Each of our microdermabrasion sessions includes both the face and the neck. We recommend a series of six sessions to enhance skin hydration, sebum production, and texture. Appointments are spaced two to three weeks apart to allow the skin to recover. No anesthesia or numbing agents are necessary.
Want to bring that glow back to your skin? Microdermabrasion with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can do the trick. Call us and let’s talk about it, 302-656-0214.