Microdermabrasion: What is it and Why use it?
“Microdermabrasion” is a term some may be familiar with, but oftentimes the procedure itself and its intended effects are not well known. Simply put, Microdermabrasion is a procedure that sands away layers of dead skin cells by using a special applicator. This results in immediately noticeable improvements with minimal side effects. Western Maryland Dermatology offers microdermabrasion for patients who wish to reduce unpleasant skin appearance and helps reduce aesthetic effects of acne, acne scars, blackheads, whiteheads, excess oil, enlarged pores, fine lines, sun damage, superficial age spots, and skin roughness. The only side effects tend to be mild swelling and redness that go away after a few hours.
Microdermabrasion should be followed up with a moisturizer and sunscreen to help the effects last and to prevent damage from sun exposure. That being said, both of these items should be a part of your daily skin regimen for adequate dermal health. Regardless, microdermabrasion is a cost-effective, minimally invasive, and quick process for those wishing to improve overall skin tone and texture.
If you are interested in microdermabrasion, you can contact Western Maryland Dermatology at 301-777-7900 or visit us online at www.wmderma.com where you can chat with one of our reservation specialists.