With all of the invasive plastic surgery procedures out there, patients who are interested in a fresher looking face have been searching for a procedure that doesn’t involve knives, incisions, and tubes. Microdermabrasion is well-known for its positive effects on the skin of the face, but people interested in the treatment often wonder what to expect.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is known as a very safe process. Because the surgeon is not going under the skin, there is no risk of infection as there is with traditional plastic surgery. However, because the top layers of skin are gently removed, some patients do experience slight skin tightness and sensitivity, very small skin abrasions, small broken blood vessels, or in some cases, a reactivation of cold sores. These all disappear with time, leaving your face looking more youthful and fuller. A plastic surgeon can help you decide whether microdermabrasion is the right procedure for you and your skin type.
One of the major benefits of microdermabrasion is that there is no recovery time required. While other procedures can leave you in the house for days or even weeks as major wounds heal, when this procedure ends, you are ready for your next adventure. This procedure also has a lower cost than many others, resulting in many pocketbook-conscious patients choosing the treatment.
What Else Do I Need To Know Before Treatment?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that you pair microdermabrasion with a commitment to moisturizing your face. This ensures your results last as long as possible. Many patients have many treatments over time, but starting with one or two treatments a month is a great place to begin.
Will It Hurt?
The great thing about microdermabrasion is that it does not hurt. Instead, you may notice a slight itchy sensation as dead skin cells leave your face. There may also be a very subtle sensation of vibration on your face from the machines the surgeon uses to remove dead skin. Patients report they leave the treatments feeling more confident, younger, and even more energetic than they did before the procedure. How you feel on the outside can have huge effects on your self-confidence, willingness to take risks, and the energy you are willing to put towards your life goals.