Microdermabrasion can be used to correct a number of common facial skin flaws, including wrinkles and fine lines or crow’s feet, uneven tone or texture, light scars, age spots, large pores and other signs of sun damage and aging. It is a non-invasive procedure during which the top layer of skin is gently removed, revealing fresh and healthy skin underneath. Read on to learn more about microdermabrasion in Chicago, and contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa to schedule a consultation.

Microdermabrasion Candidates

Ideal Chicago microdermabrasion candidates are generally healthy men and women with superficial skin imperfections. They should discuss their aesthetic expectations with our team of skincare professionals to ensure that microdermabrasion is the best treatment for them. Candidates should not have raised scars, undiagnosed skin lesions, herpes outbreaks, warts, rosacea or certain chronic diseases. Patients who have a naturally good skin tone will see the best results with microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion Treatment

During microdermabrasion, a handheld device sprays tiny crystals onto the skin’s surface to lightly abrade it, and an attached vacuum suctions up the crystals along with the dead skin cells. The treatment is not painful, but it can be slightly uncomfortable on the delicate skin around the eyes. Multiple microdermabrasion treatments are recommended to achieve and maintain the best possible results.

Recovering from Microdermabrasion

The skin may look red and sunburned after treatment, but this will disappear within a day. Dryness and flakiness are also normal and subside within a few days. It is important to keep the skin moisturized and protected from the sun during recovery from microdermabrasion. Our skincare professionals can recommend specific products to use.

Microdermabrasion Benefits and Risks

Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of a number of common skin imperfections, including blackheads, acne scars, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation. It is non-invasive and takes less than an hour. Our Chicago microdermabrasion patients can return to their normal activities immediately, and they can even have the procedure performed during their lunch breaks.

Microdermabrasion risks are minimal but include bruising, infection and hyperpigmentation. Skin will be very sensitive to the sun following treatment, so it is important to use proper sun protection.

Schedule your Microdermabrasion Consultation Today

If you would like to learn how microdermabrasion can help you look and feel your best, contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa today.

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