When it comes to skin rejuvenation, board-certified Dr. Lisa Gulcher and her staff at Time 4 U Med Spa offer a variety of treatment options all designed to create smoother, more radiant skin. Years of sun damage, aging, acne and exposure can leave your skin looking dull, uneven and less than its best. If your skin has lost its luster and could use a pick-me-up, schedule a consultation at Time 4 U Med Spa to learn more about nonsurgical microdermabrasion treatments.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation technique that carefully removes the outer layer of dull skin, revealing radiant, refreshed a layer of skin. Unlike other treatments that leave skin looking and feeling raw and damaged, microdermabrasion opts for a gentler approach that produces minimal side effects. During treatment, fine particles made of medical-grade baking soda are sprayed onto the skin to exfoliate and remove surface debris. The treatment is painless and creates only a mild scratching sensation that most patients find very tolerable.

Microdermabrasion treatments can target a variety of skin-related concerns, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone & texture
  • Some types of active acne

Who Is a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Good candidates for microdermabrasion are patients with mild to moderate signs of aging or other skin-related concerns. Microdermabrasion is safe for patients of all skin types, including darker skin tones. Adult patients of all ages can enjoy and benefit from the gentle exfoliation and rejuvenation of microdermabrasion treatments due to their minimal side effects, satisfying results and lack of downtime. Microdermabrasion does have some contraindications, and patients who scar easily or have severe acne may be better suited for a different treatment. Dr. Gulcher can determine if microdermabrasion is right for your needs during an in-person consultation.

What Should I Expect During My Treatment?

Microdermabrasion is a comfortable and painless procedure, so no anesthesia or topical numbing cream is required. During treatment, Dr. Gulcher will pass a handheld device over the surface of the skin that sprays fine particles at high speed, buffing away any dead skin and old skin cells. An attached vacuum device will simultaneously suction the removed skin debris and crystal particles, leaving fresh, renewed skin behind. Each procedure lasts about 30 minutes to one hour for a full facial treatment.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

The number of treatment sessions necessary for each patient will vary depending on the condition of their skin and their desired results. While an improvement may be visible with a single treatment, most patients require an average of six for optimal results. Each microdermabrasion appointment can be scheduled one to two weeks apart for quick and satisfying results. Dr. Gulcher will help you create an individualized treatment plan that is right for your schedule and your desired results.

What Are the Potential Side Effects?

Compared with other skin resurfacing options, microdermabrasion uses a safe and gentle approach that produces little to no noticeable side effects. Immediately following an appointment, the treated skin may appear slightly red and swollen. These visible side effects typically fade within a matter of hours. The treated skin may also feel a bit tender and sensitive for a few days, almost as if it has suffered a mild sunburn.

Does Microdermabrasion Require Any Downtime?

Microdermabrasion appointments require no downtime, meaning patients are free to return home, go back to work, exercise and resume all normal activities after treatments. Patients should avoid sun exposure whenever possible and wear sunscreen for the first few days after a microdermabrasion appointment, however, as the fresh layer of exposed skin will be more sensitive to sun damage. Otherwise, patients are able to go about their lives normally with no disruption to their busy schedules.

What Kind of Results Can Be Expected?

Following the completion of a microdermabrasion treatment plan, patients can expect a substantial improvement in the texture, tone and overall appearance of their skin. Results are immediately apparent and may even improve slightly with time due to increased collagen production. Fine lines and wrinkles will be softened, acne scars may be reduced and any other skin-related concerns should visibly improve. Dr. Gulcher will discuss exactly what sort of results you can expect from microdermabrasion and how it can address your skin concerns during your consultation.

How Long Do Results Last?

Results from a microdermabrasion treatment plan will last several months, especially when aided by an advanced skincare routine and sun protection. Most patients choose to schedule regular maintenance appointments on a set schedule to enjoy their results well into the future. Maintenance treatments are typically scheduled every four to six weeks. Dr. Gulcher can help you create a personalized treatment plan that matches your needs during your consultation.

Experience Refreshed Skin at Time 4 U Med Spa

Microdermabrasion is a safe, effective facial resurfacing treatment that can give you softer, smoother skin with little to no side effects. If you are interested in a quick and painless solution for your dull and tired skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gulcher at Time 4 U Med Spa. She will work with you and your unique skincare needs to create a personalized treatment plan. With microdermabrasion and a breadth of other treatment methods available, Dr. Gulcher can help your skin glow from the inside out.

Call Time 4 U Med Spa today to book your consultation and learn how microdermabrasion can restore your skin to its youthful, radiant self.