Acne is a skin condition that affects 50 million people in the U.S. annually, most often with teens and adults between 12 to 24. It can occur at any point in life, and may irritate you far beyond your twenties. While there are many treatments for acne it can be very persistent. When some pimples and bumps go away, more can quickly appear.
Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective method of eliminating acne with no pain, no anesthesia, and it allows you to get on with your day immediately after the procedure is done.
You should receive your microdermabrasion treatment from a staff of highly capable specialists able to help your individual needs. Dr. Michael Schwartz and the Skin Deep Laser Med Spa offers the latest methods in microdermabrasion with years of experience.
Acne happens when your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples form, usually on the face, but can be seen on your chest, shoulders, and upper back. It is very common in teens, but can affect people of just about any age. If it gets bad enough, it can cause deep scars in the skin.
How Microdermabrasion works
First approved in 1996, microdermabrasion treatments use either a mild abrasive device to smooth away the uneven outer layer of skin or a spray of fine crystals that are suctioned away after, similar to exfoliation. With microdermabrasion treatments you can:
- Improve age spots
- Reduce dark patches
- Lessen stretch marks
- Reduce large pores
- Treat acne scars
The process is safe and painless and you can resume your day afterward with no downtime. The skin will feel dry and tight for the first day after, so be sure to moisturize.
What to expect after treatment
After treatment be sure to keep your skin hydrated and use sunscreen. Reduce your sun exposure, as the skin will be more sensitive to the solar rays a few weeks after the procedure. Avoid topical acne treatments for at least a day after. You can expect results immediately after the process and can expect it to last for many months. Just be sure to continue moisturizing the skin regularly.
The number of sessions you need will depend on the severity of your condition and your expectations. Be sure to consult with your specialists to address all post-procedure needs and questions.
For your safe, effective microdermabrasion treatment call or make an appointment with Dr. Schwartz and the Skin Deep Laser Med Spa today.