Acne breakouts got you down? Worry no more, thanks to our expert microdermabrasion treatments! These treatments are essentially facials that exfoliate the skin, easing the appearance of acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other common skin concerns. Sessions take little time and leave your skin glowing. Get in touch with our experts here at Potomac Dermatology to learn more.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a type of facial treatment that improves acne breakouts and scarring, helps fade brown spots and uneven pigmentation, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin tone. It is a safe and controlled method of skin resurfacing and is effective for a wide range of skin types.
How is Microdermabrasion Performed?
The procedure is performed by an esthetician who utilizes mechanical exfoliation to remove dead skin and stimulate cell renewal. The superficial layers of skin are treated with a hand-held tool that uses exfoliating crystals, simultaneously stimulating the skin with suction. What is unique about our treatment is that after your treatment, we apply a masque or a peel customized to your skin’s needs which then penetrates the newly resurfaced skin more effectively.
Microdermabrasion is not painful. After the treatment, it is normal to have some redness, especially around areas that were treated multiple times. The redness resembles an after-workout flush, which should disappear within the hour. It’s important to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or more daily to protect your skin after the treatment. You should also avoid the sun for 3-5 days.
Some people should not get microdermabrasion treatments done. Avoid this treatment if:
- Your skin is red or irritated due to skin conditions such as inflammatory acne or rosacea.
- You have recently had a chemical peel.
- You use retinoid medications because they can cause skin irritation or darkening of the skin. Discontinue use 3-5 days prior to treatment.
Schedule Microdermabrasion Treatments in Potomac, MD
Exfoliate your skin and get the spotless complexion you deserve with our amazing microdermabrasion treatments. These facials can improve bumpy skin texture, hyperpigmentation, acne, and many other issues. Connect with our Potomac Dermatology team to learn more. This treatment is only offered at our Potomac office.
Jenifers Potomac Spa Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM