Does your skin not look as youthful, radiant, and healthy as you would like it to? Part of the problem may be your skin care routine. Many individuals have the idea that they should just constantly lather on moisturizers and that will be the solution to every skin imperfection they may be dealing with. While moisturizing your skin is important, there are other steps that need to be taken in order to have lustrous skin. Many have turned to microdermabrasion in order to have blemish-free skin and to deal with specific skin care issues. You may wonder what this treatment is and how it can help you.
The Importance of Exfoliating Your Skin
Balance is needed when it comes to cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and protecting your skin from the sun and other elements. Too much of one thing and not enough of the other could lead to different skin issues and speed up the aging process. When you visit us for your initial skin consultation, we would love to hear about your skin care routine and show you how you can tweak it in order to use the best methods for your particular needs.
Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis removes the outer layers of skin. This is a good thing because the outer layers of skin mostly consists of dead skin cells. There are multiple options that can be used to exfoliate your skin. It is possible to use some type of abrasive scrub at home as part of your weekly skin care routine. Of course, you do not want to use something that is too harsh. There are also professional treatments that can be used in order to mechanically or chemically exfoliate the skin. Microdermabrasion is a popular way to mechanically remove the outer layers of skin.
If you do not use professional exfoliation treatments on a regular basis, the dead skin cells that build up on the outer layer of your facial skin can lead to clogged pores and excess oil. These things lead to acne, blemishes, and an overall rough appearance. Individuals who do not exfoliate regularly may be left with skin that looks dry and dull. Using different forms of exfoliation methods will speed up the process of cell regeneration. This is something that is especially important as a person gets older and this natural process slows down. We want to encourage your body to create new skin cells more quickly and shed the existing ones at a faster rate.
If you have seen a person after a microdermabrasion or other type of exfoliation treatment, you were likely quite impressed with how clean and fresh their skin looked. The reason why this is the case is because the treatment removed those outer cells that were likely dead or damaged and revealed the fresh and new cells below. In addition to exposing newer cells, the treatment will actually make skincare products more effective. Skincare products will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin after these exfoliation treatments. This is an especially important point if an individual uses a skincare product to reach a specific goal or treat a specific kind of blemish.
A Closer Look at Microdermabrasion
You may be curious about how this treatment works and want to know what it has to offer. You may also wonder if it is the right treatment to help you unclog your pores, deal with acne, fight the early signs of aging, reverse sun damage, or fix a variety of other skin conditions that may be detracting from your appearance.
The very first thing you should know about microdermabrasion is that it is non-invasive. Absolutely no injections are needed and no openings are made. This means it is definitely not as risky as surgical procedures or other treatments that use injections or harsh chemicals. Knowing this right off the bat makes many of our clients feel comfortable using the treatment for the first time. It also helps them to understand that they will not need to go through an extensive recovery period. We may give you some cream to apply to your skin in the hours following the treatment and may ask you to avoid exposure to the sun. Aside from that, there is almost no aftercare or recovery.
The goal of the treatment is to remove the top layers of your facial skin. This is known as the stratum corneum. When this layer of skin is removed by means of the tiny crystals blasted at the skin using a small handheld device, the body naturally replace the cells that have been removed with new, healthy replacements. In most cases, it only takes about a half an hour for a person to have their entire face treated.
Some of our clients opt to buff or polish their skin using different tips or settings using the microdermabrasion device. All the dead skin cells, as well as the fine crystals used to exfoliate the skin, are vacuumed away from the surface of your face. This means that your skin will be left to looking smooth, soft, and clean.
If you were to do a quick search online, you would find a variety of microdermabrasion kits you can purchase and use at home. We do not recommend these treatments. This type of treatment should only be performed by a skin care professional. The last thing that you want to do is exfoliate too much. This could lead to hyperpigmentation and facial scarring. When you work with our professionals, you can be absolutely sure that just the right amount of skin is removed during the treatment. We will also be careful around sensitive areas.
Another reason why it is good to visit a skin care professional in our office to have the treatment performed is that you will enjoy the benefit of going through a skin evaluation. If you decide to have these treatments performed on a regular basis, you can have your skin monitored. Individuals who have never visited a skin care professional are often surprised that the ideas they had about their skin were all wrong. When you diagnose your skin type or skin issues, it is very easy to get things wrong. For example, some people think that they have dry skin. In order to remedy the problem, they constantly apply moisturizers. However, the person may actually have normal skin but because they are not exfoliating regularly and are always applying moisturizers, this has created dry and dull skin. You want to have the right diagnosis, and you can get that in our office. Tell us about your skin care routine when you visit us for the first time and about your specific skin care concerns. In addition to providing you with professional skin care services, we will be happy to work with you to work on specific issues and improve the overall health of your skin.
There are many people who could benefit from these treatments. Are you dealing with fine lines and sun damage? Many people out there are starting to see that the at-home treatments they use in order to fight the aging process are simply not providing the results they want. They need a non-invasive professional treatment in order to help them. Are you dealing with pigmentation issues? Do you have acne? These things can be treated with microdermabrasion. Of course, if you are having a severe acne breakout, you do not want to have this exfoliation treatment performed at the moment. However, as soon as your skin calms down, we can use this treatment in a gentle way and in just the right areas to unclog your pores and encourage your skin to produce new and healthy cells.
This treatment can be performed one time a month in order to help you maintain healthy skin. It can also be performed before important events in order to help you look your best. For example, if you have a high school reunion or a wedding coming up, you are likely interested in having skin that looks fantastic. We highly recommend that you use this treatment a week or two before the important event in order to feel confident when you attend the event and impress others with healthy skin.
Many people benefit from using this treatment when the seasons change. For example, at the end of summer, lots of people are hoping to reverse some of the sun damage that has occurred. This is a perfect end of summer treatment. It is also a great treatment to use at the end of winter when you are dealing with dull and dry skin.
While this treatment does offer fantastic results for many individuals, it is not the right option for everyone. If you are dealing with rosacea, lupus, open sores, eczema, or herpes, this may not be the right skincare treatment for you. If you have an active sunburn, you will want the skin on your face to heal before you have this treatment performed. If your facial capillaries are quite fragile, it may be better to use a more gentle form of exfoliation in order to help you improve the condition of your skin.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way for you to learn more about microdermabrasion is to visit us for a consultation. Before we begin any type of skin treatment, we are going to closely examine your skin. We will ask you about your skin care routine and about the specific concerns that you have. We will also ask you general questions about your health. We want to really know you and understand your goals before moving ahead with any form of treatment.
We are excited to work with individuals who want to improve the health of their skin, which will help it to look more radiant and attractive. To learn more about microdermabrasion, feel free to make an appointment with Georgia Center for Female Health. At our convenient location in Peachtree Corners, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!