Southside Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center
Dermatologists located in Tulsa, OK
The delicate skin on your face often shows signs of aging and sun damage earlier than the skin on other parts of your body. If you feel like fine lines and hyperpigmentation are making you look older, consider microdermabrasion. At Southside Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Alison Fischer, MD, and Robert Fischer, MD, provide microdermabrasion treatments to deeply exfoliate your skin and stimulate a clear and glowing complexion. Call the practice today or make an appointment online.
Microdermabrasion Q & A
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a safe, noninvasive cosmetic treatment that enhances the appearance of your skin. The procedure provides a thorough exfoliation of your skin with a targeted spray of tiny crystals that remove the top layer of old, dry skin cells and reveal your fresh, new skin underneath. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen production, helping your skin look plump and youthful.
What skin imperfections does microdermabrasion reduce?
The dermatologists at Southside Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center use microdermabrasion to reduce the appearance of signs of aging and sun damage, including:
- Fine lines
- Age spots and uneven pigmentation
- Mild acne scarring
- Rough texture
Microdermabrasion also removes old dry skin cells that contribute to acne, helping you maintain clear, healthy skin. Your dermatologist can advise if microdermabrasion or another treatment is better for your specific skin concerns.
What should I expect during a microdermabrasion treatment?
You relax on a treatment bed during a microdermabrasion procedure. Your skin should be clean and dry before your doctor begins. They use a handheld device that directs a spray of microcrystals over your skin and suctions away dead skin cells and other debris.
Microdermabrasion doesn’t hurt, but you may notice a warming or tingling sensation. Your skin may be slightly pink after the treatment, but any discoloration should subside quickly. In fact, many patients have microdermabrasion during their lunch hour and go straight back to work.
Your dermatologist provides specific advice on how to prepare for your appointment. In most cases, you should avoid natural and chemical tanning and waxing for a week or so before microdermabrasion.
How should I take care of my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Be sure to keep your skin clean and moisturized after microdermabrasion. You may notice some flakiness as your skin continues to shed old cells. Your dermatologist can recommend products to keep your skin looking its best.
While microdermabrasion doesn’t increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, it’s always a good idea to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and limit your exposure. The UV rays in the sun accelerate the aging process and contribute to premature fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
If you’re interested in microdermabrasion, call Southside Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center today or make an appointment online.