Microdermabrasion is one of the fastest, simplest ways to create a “fresher” look that renews your skin (especially when combined with a chemical peel or micro-peel). After microdermabrasion is performed, your skin will look and feel soft and more youthful. When combined with a chemical peel, the benefits you’ll see are significantly enhanced.
Microdermabrasion involves a light abrasion of the skin to remove sun-damaged skin, sun spots or brown spots, various dyschromias (patches of darker skin) and superficial or fine wrinkles. Dr. Cosentino will often combine a microdermabrasion with various chemical peel treatment to enhance the benefits of your procedure. These procedures are performed either by Dr. Cosentino or one of VIP Aesthetics licensed aestheticians, and use medical-grade products.
The goal of chemical peels and the endpoint of your series of treatments of chemical peels and microdermabrasion is to promote exfoliation (thinning) of the epidermis, inducing ‘wounding’ of the dermis, and allow for increased lymph flow which provides cleaning, toning and reduced redness. By ‘wounding’ the dermis, the dermal layer of your skin will heal itself by producing more collagen that in turn will reduce or reverse dermal thinning – improving tone, texture, tonicity and the reduction of wrinkle precursors.
In essence, by ‘wounding’ the skin we’re allowing the skin to heal itself, reduce the thickening of the epidermis, and permitting for more blood flow and nutrients to reach the skin. Promoting increased collagen production will allow for greater elasticity of the skin and can correct prior skin conditions caused by UV exposure or the natural aging process.
In addition to removing many of the surface irregularities in the skin, microdermabrasion and micropeels help your skin to stimulate collagen formation. As collagen builds beneath the skin, fine lines and wrinkles are eliminated, skin tone and texture are improved and the overall appearance of your skin starts to look more youthful.
The microdermabasion procedure is not painful, and most clients feel relaxed and enjoy the process. For optimal results, Dr. Cosentino will recommend a series of four to six treatments, spaced at about two to four weeks apart. After the first procedure, clients report their skin feeling tighter, fresher, and younger looking. After the series is completed, more than 90% of clients report significant improvements to blotchy skin, irregular skin color, as well as poor skin tone and texture. Most clients are more than thrilled with improvements to fine lines and wrinkles as well.
Dr. Cosentino has two different microdermabrasion technologies available, depending on your individual needs. One microderm unit utilizes an effective diamond tip for more aggressive treatments while the other technology utilizes an infusion, crystal free mechanism that infuses various vitamin and skin rejuvenating solutions directly into your skin. Dr. Cosentino will determine which option is best for you.