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When you look in the mirror, what do you see? There is a good chance that you see a person who could use a touchup. Maybe you have blackheads on your face, or you might have large pores that stand out. Age spots, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks are also common issues that plague women and men.

If you have any of these issues, a microdermabrasion can help. This treatment sands away the thick and uneven outer layer of skin, leaving behind a smooth, beautiful, and young looking surface. You will look so much better after undergoing this treatment.

What to Expect

If you come in for a microdermabrasion, the specialist will begin by prepping the skin. Next, a device is used to stream crystals across your skin to reduce the top layer. The device is also designed with a vacuum that pulls off the crystals so they do not stay on your skin, and sucks up dead or loose skin. This leaves your skin looking smooth and new again.

You will feel slight scratching during the procedure, but it is not painful. In addition, it does not last very long since the entire treatment only takes about 30 minutes.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

Most people require five to eight microdermabrasion treatments to achieve the results wanted. The treatments are spaced a week apart to allow the skin time to heal. You will find out how many treatments you actually need during your consultation. The specialist will examine your skin and then determine if you need one treatment, or if several treatments are required.

After the Treatment

A microdermabrasion is not like a chemical peel. With this, you do not need any downtime, although your skin will likely be red and slightly swollen. Based on personal preference, you may want to stay in until this subsides. However, redness and swelling typically only lasts a few hours so if you get the treatment over lunch, you will be ready to go out in the evening.

It is important to note that your skin will be dry and flaky for a few days after the treatment. This is normal and nothing to worry about. After the few days pass, your skin will look better than it has in years.

Maintaining the Results

If you want to maintain the results of a microdermabrasion, you might have to come in every two to three months for a treatment. That way, you do not have to worry about your acne scars, age spots, or other issues popping back up. Many people schedule their appointments in advance and come in like clockwork to ensure they maintain optimal results.

Your skin should be an asset, not a liability. Let it be your best asset with the help of a microdermabrasion. This non-invasive procedure will make your skin look young and new again. Everyone will talk about how great you look, and you do not have to tell them that you had this procedure done. Instead, accept the compliments and feel great about yourself.

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