As we catch up with age, our physical appearance changes because of the low production of two proteins: elastin and collagen which are in charge of sustaining elastic, firm, smooth skin. Therefore, you need to maintain and boost these two proteins as you age. The good news is that Santa Clarita microdermabrasion can help you boost your collagen and elastin to keep your skin softer, smoother, and toned as you age.
When to go for microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin. Therefore, it is advisable to consider going for the procedure if your face starts showing enlarged pores and you are experiencing age spots, dull complexion, uneven skin tone, fine lines, acne scars, active and mild acne, pockmarks, and sun-damaged skin, or if you have hyperpigmentation and melasma.
Preparation before the microdermabrasion procedure
During your first visit with your doctor, he will go through your complete medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine if you are fit for the procedure. Your doctor will also evaluate the area you want to be treated and go through options that best suit your needs. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions concerning the treatment as you make your decision.
Your doctor will let you know there are some medications you need to avoid before your treatment. Some of these medicines are anti-inflammatory drugs, herbal medications, and aspirin to prevent bleeding during the treatment. If you are a smoker, your doctor will request you to stop for six weeks before your treatment and to keep your body hydrated before and after the procedure.
For better results, your doctor will advise you to avoid waxing, using self-tanning creams, and avoiding sun exposure one week before your treatment.
During the procedure, your doctor will request you to remove any makeup from your face and cleanse your face. Your doctor may issue you with eye pads to protect your eyes. He will inform you that he will not use needles or anesthetics during the procedure because it is painless, noninvasive skin-rejuvenation, and takes thirty to sixty minutes.
Your doctor will use a handheld device to exfoliate and remove the top layer of dead skin cells from your face. After the procedure, your doctor will apply a moisturizer on your skin and observe you for some time before allowing you to go back home.
After treatment, your doctor will let you know that your skin may have mild swelling and slightly appear pink in color, depending on your skin sensitivity. If you experience mild exfoliation of your skin, apply moisturizer continuously. Your doctor may recommend you avoid exposing yourself to the sun and instead use a moisturizer with sunblock. Avoid strenuous activities for twenty-four hours.
Your doctor will discuss with you your follow-up schedule. You will start seeing results after some days, but it is recommended you go for five to twelve treatments for maximum results. The treatment may be spaced in the interval of two to four weeks.
If having soft, smooth skin as you age is your desire, call or book an appointment online with Mind Body Infusion.