By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd.
July 17, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Learn more about this cosmetic treatment and what it can do to boost your skin’s appearance.

Are you looking for a fast, painless way to revive the look of your skin? If so, your Willowbrook and South Barrington dermatologists Microdermabrasionhave a cosmetic option that could give you the makeover you want. Find out more about microdermabrasion and whether it’s right for you.

Q. What is microdermabrasion?
A. This is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that helps to improve the overall look, feel and condition of your skin by polishing away the outer layer of dead skin to reveal a healthier new layer of skin. Microdermabrasion also promotes the production of collagen which will help give you the facial rejuvenation you are looking for in Willowbrook and South Barrington.

Q. What skin problems can microdermabrasion improve?
A. Microdermabrasion can effectively treat a variety of skin problems:

  • Ance
  • Clogged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven, blotchy skin
  • Sunspots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Any skin tone or type can benefit from microdermabrasion in Willowbrook and South Barrington.

Q. Does getting microdermabrasion hurt?
A. One of the benefits of opting for this facial rejuvenation treatment in Willowbrook and South Barrington is that it’s painless with no downtime. While some patients have reported stinging or itchy skin during their treatment, this is usually minor and will go away during the course of your microdermabrasion session. Your skin may also appear slightly pink for about a day after your treatment, and you can wear makeup.

Q. What should I expect from my microdermabrasion treatment?
A. The doctors will have the patients clean their face before treatment. After your skin is free of impurities we will start your microdermabrasion session by gliding the handheld wand over your face. The aluminum oxide crystals will help to remove dead skin cells. We will treat the entire face to make sure that your skin appears completely even.

Q. How long does microdermabrasion take?
A. On average, it takes about 20 minutes to treat your face. For patients looking to also treat their neck or other areas of the body, the process could take up to an hour.

Q. How many microdermabrasion treatments will I need?
A. This is different for every patient and your Willowbrook and South Barrington dermatologists would be happy to discuss how many treatment sessions you’ll need. The average patient has between six to 10, which are performed about four weeks apart.


Q. When will I start to notice results?
A. You will start to notice the most significant change to your skin tone and appearance around the fifth treatment session. Most notice smoother, brighter skin immediately afterwards!

Q. Can I get future treatments to maintain my new appearance?
A. Some patients want their new results to last, which means scheduling subsequent microdermabrasion treatments every three months to keep up with your skin’s new look. Talk to the physicians at Dermatology & Dermatological Surgery of Willowbrook and South Barrington about how often you need to come in for future microdermabrasion treatments.

Q. Are there any risks to getting microdermabrasion?
A. Microdermabrasion is a great option for people looking to improve the quality and tone of the skin because it is almost completely risk-free. Since the treatment is non-invasive and conservative you don’t have to worry about complications.

If you are ready to breathe new life into your skin, then it’s time to find out if microdermabrasion is the way to do it. Schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Dermatological Surgery today!

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