Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular skin treatments available today. The combination of skin exfoliation and slight vacuum stimulates fibroblasts (collagen cells) to produce new healthy, living cells in the superficial layer of your skin. It is a quick treatment with virtually no down-time. You can even have it performed during your lunch hour!
The first microdermabrasion system was developed in Italy in 1985. Fine particles, usually of aluminum oxide, are used to cleanse the skin, removing dead cells from the outer layer of the skin, the so-called stratum corneum. Since only a microscopic amount of skin is removed, the technique can be used widely over the body – face, chest, neck, and hands all respond well to treatment.
If you live in or around Orlando, Florida and are interested in learning if microdermabrasion is the right fit for your needs, call Fiala Aesthetics at 407-339-3222 to schedule a complimentary skincare consultation today. Located in Altamonte Springs, we serve all surrounding Central Florida communities.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Because it is non-invasive and does not use aggressive chemicals like peels, microdermabrasion is best used for surface skin rejuvenation.
Some of the skin issues it can treat include:
- Fine lines and mild wrinkles
- Acne and superficial scars
- Superficial Hyperpigmentation
- Coarsely textured skin
- Large clogged pores
- Mild sun damage on your face, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and legs
- Blotchy skin coloring
Microdermabrasion is typically used on patients in the early stages of aging and the procedure is considered effective for both dark and light skin.
Most people experience softer, smoother skin after their first treatment.
Other benefits of a microdermabrasion treatment include:
- Prepares your skin for more aggressive skin treatments
- Provides overall exfoliation
- Effectively treats darker skin
- Enhances cosmetic surgery results
- Allows for optimal absorption of top-quality skincare nutrients offered at Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa
Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa of Central Florida offers microdermabrasion with the Parisian Peel®: the most trusted gentle, non-invasive skin rejuvenation therapy available. Parisian Peel is a powerful but gentle anti-aging procedure that exfoliates, refreshes and renews your skin. It is an effective therapy used alone or in combination with anti-aging laser treatments, facials, moisturizing treatments, and chemical peels. Because it is so gentle, it can be used on any skin type and the only side effect is possible mild redness.
If you suffer from skin that has been damaged by sun exposure or the aging process, you may be an excellent candidate for microdermabrasion. Exfoliate those dead skin cells on your face, neck, chest, hands, and back with a microdermabrasion treatment and bring a vibrant glow to your skin that is fresh and rejuvenated. People who maintain busy schedules and are reluctant to undergo a cosmetic procedure with major downtime are also good candidates for microdermabrasion and additionally, it is an excellent alternative for patients with sensitive skin. Call Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa of Central Florida and let us schedule your consultation today.
Where is microdermabrasion performed?
Microdermabrasion is performed in our office at Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa and the treatment requires no anesthesia. Using a precision handpiece that directs a stream of very fine, chemically inert crystals and mild suction where needed, the gently abrasive action exfoliates the outermost layers of your skin. Some people say it feels like being licked by a cat! The licensed aesthetician performing the procedure can control the power of the treatment, from a gentle buffing of the skin to deeper exfoliation if necessary.
What results can I expect?
Some patients report visible results after their first microdermabrasion treatment but like many other skin rejuvenation procedures, optimal results often take a series of treatments. Depending on the patient, the number of treatments normally recommended for maximum results can range between 5 and 12, spaced 2-3 weeks apart. Microdermabrasion may also be combined with a light chemical peel to increase the effect.
What will my skin look like after my microdermabrasion treatment?
You will be able to return to your daily life without any problems after your microdermabrasion. Following the treatment, your skin may appear slightly pink, but there is no oozing or obvious redness. Some patients say their face feels as if their skin has been deeply cleansed and your skin may peel mildly. In the case of a deeper treatment level, or for those people with sensitive skin, the skin will appear slightly red for a few hours after the procedure.
What are some of the risks of microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is very safe. Side effects for microdermabrasion are rare but some patients have reported symptoms including swelling and redness for several hours. With devices utilizing suction handpieces, there is a possibility of bruising from the suction, which too is temporary.
What can I expect the day of my treatment?
Each treatment lasts from 30 minutes to one hour and does not require anesthesia. During the procedure, the skin is exfoliated and smoothed while dead skin cells are removed. All details will be explained in detail during your initial consultation.
Do the treatments hurt?
Most patients find microdermabrasion quite a pleasant experience. The microdermabrasion handpiece will be passed over your skin and you will begin to feel a mild scratching as the procedure removes the superficial skin cells. This scratching will soon pass and a vibrating sensation, akin to a massage, will set in. Following the session, your skin will feel smoother and tighter and most patients notice very mild if any discomfort.
Who would benefit most from microdermabrasion treatment?
The best candidates for microdermabrasion are women and men who want to:
- Improve their general appearance
- Maintain healthier skin
- Reverse sun damage
- Look their best
- Stimulate the natural production of collagen
Who can not be treated?
Microdermabrasion is a safe, common, non-surgical procedure although there are people who should not have it. People with active herpes lesions, active acne or rosacea, open sores or lesions, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, lupus, and people using Accutane within the last 6 months should not have microdermabrasion.
What precautions should I take after my treatment?
Following any microdermabrasion treatment, it is important to use sunscreen as your skin will be very sensitive to sun exposure. Also, moisturizing the skin is helpful, as the microdermabrasion session will dry your skin temporarily. Avoid heavy makeup, such as liquid or pressed powder foundations for 24 hours however, you can use eye makeup or lipstick immediately after your treatment.
We welcome any questions you may have about microdermabrasion or any of our other nonsurgical skincare treatments. Call us at 407-339-3222 to schedule your consultation at our Altamonte Springs office today.