Performing microdermabrasion for Boston and New England
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that was originally used to treat severely scarred, pockmarked skin from acne or injury. Today it is used to treat a variety of skin conditions including wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, and certain types of skin lesions. At Volpe Plastic Surgery, we can restore the beautiful appearance of your skin by providing you with amazing results from your microdermabrasion in Boston.
How Microdermabrasion Works
Dermabrasion techniques have been perfected in recent years, using specific instruments to precisely remove the upper layers of the skin in order to make room for a new layer of skin to grow, thus improving the face’s contour and giving the skin a smoother, fresher appearance.
Microdermabrasion works similarly in that it encourages new skin growth, though it works on a smaller, gentler scale. Microdermabrasion uses mechanical exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells on the face, chest, neck, or anywhere on the body, and stimulates fibroblast activity leading to collagen which leads to thicker, firmer skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
The best candidates for this state-of-the-art skin treatment option are individuals who want a non-invasive treatment for improving their skin. This procedure is a great option for addressing age spots, uneven skin tone and texture, sun damage, mild wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and clogged pores. Those who prefer no downtime can benefit from microdermabrasion.
People with a cold sore breakout, rosacea, active rashes, severe acne, or wounds in the treatment area should address these before undergoing microdermabrasion. To avoid complications and confirm your eligibility for the treatment, schedule a consultation with us.
Your Microdermabrasion Consultation
A microdermabrasion consultation involves an assessment of your skin and a discussion of your complete medical history. This information helps our team of medical professionals create the best treatment program to help you achieve your dream skin.
You will also be given instructions to help prepare for your microdermabrasion treatment. These can include avoiding certain blood-thinning medications, retinoid skincare products, and glycolic acid. Schedule waxing or any hair-removal treatment at least a week before your appointment. Avoid sunbathing and all excessive sun exposure for at least one week before and afterwards.
Recovering From Your Microdermabrasion
With both procedures, your skin will feel as though it has been severely “burned” for the first few days, but healing usually occurs within 7 to 10 days. The newly formed skin will be pink at first, and then gradually develop a normal appearance. By 6-8 weeks the pinkness will have faded almost completely. It is recommended to avoid makeup, and unnecessary sunlight for the first couple of weeks, after which the normal routine may resume. When done regularly, dermabrasion treatments offer a non-surgical and non-invasive way to keep your skin looking young and healthy.
The Cost of Microdermabrasion
During your consultation at Volpe Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Volpe can let you know what the cost of your microdermabrasion in Boston will be. Price varies based on a number of factors. Financing options are also available.
Written onMarch 16, 2019
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Schedule Your Consultation
Contact Dr. Volpe Plastic Surgeon today to schedule a consultation for your microdermabrasion in Boston. We are here to provide you with the attentive care you need throughout the entire process and we are dedicated to providing you with the results you want.