Microdermabrasion is a convenient and effective treatment method if you want to reveal smoother, softer, and younger-looking skin. At Dr. Ghatan Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Ocean Parkway, Midwood of Brooklyn, New York, Eliot Y. Ghatan, MD, FRCPC, is a dermatologist and dermatological surgeon with attention to detail, an abundance of knowledge, and many years of experience providing a range of aesthetic services, such as microdermabrasion. If you’re interested in this innovative skin rejuvenation treatment, call or use the online booking feature today.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive skin treatment. During microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are applied to the upper layers of your skin to gently eliminate dead and seriously damaged skin. In addition, microdermabrasion can prompt deeper layers of your skin — the dermis — to grow new collagen and further improve your appearance.
What is microdermabrasion used for?
Microdermabrasion is used to treat a range of skin problems, including:
Age or sun spots
Microdermabrasion can also treat patchy and dry skin.
How long does the microdermabrasion treatment process take?
The microdermabrasion treatment process takes under an hour. You can even schedule it in the middle of your work day if you like.
How does microdermabrasion treatment work?
First, your skin is thoroughly washed and gently dried — a completely clean surface is needed for the treatment to be as effective as possible. Then, Dr. Ghatan gently applies the microdermabrasion treatment wand — a small, handheld device — to your skin in a series of smooth motions. The tube at the end of the treatment wand places tiny crystals on your skin and softly sands them off, removing the dead and damaged skin.
The tube pulls the used crystals and dead skin off your face afterward. You may feel a minor rubbing sensation during this part of the treatment. When the dermis is treated to prompt new collagen growth, you might notice a sensation similar to a deep facial massage. Afterward, Dr. Ghatan gently applies a deeply soothing cream to the treatment area.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you need can vary based on your skin concerns and desired outcome. Most patients find that a series of sessions works best. This includes around six sessions, although it may be more or fewer. Microdermabrasion treatments are typically arranged two weeks apart for best results.
Is microdermabrasion the same as dermabrasion?
No, in fact, they're very different types of treatment. Dermabrasion is a much more intensive and invasive procedure, one that requires up to two weeks of downtime. It's better suited for very severe skin problems. Microdermabrasion can resolve most mild to moderate skin care concerns without the need for downtime.
If you’re interested in microdermabrasion, call Dr. Ghatan Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery or click to book online.