Sun exposure, age, and the wear and tear of everyday life can take a huge toll on your skin. In turn, dry, lackluster skin can affect your whole appearance and even prematurely age your face. If your skin looks dull and lifeless, microdermabrasion at our Minneapolis clinic can revitalize your skin and give you a glowing, youthful appearance. This gentle, non-invasive treatment that can also address imperfections like minor scars, age spots, and fine wrinkles. To learn more about how microdermabrasion can improve your skin's texture and appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna today.
Understanding the Skin
Your skin is composed of three layers: the hypodermis, dermis, and epidermis. The hypodermis, made of fat cells and connective tissues, is the deepest, thickest layer. The middle layer, or dermis, contains hair follicles and sweat glands. The top layer is called the epidermis. The outermost surface of the epidermis is made up of a layer of dead cells, called the stratum corneum, which protects the maturing cells underneath. Although they protect underlying tissue, these dead cells are subject to more damage than the deeper living cells. Many minor blemishes, sun damage, and small wrinkles are located in the stratum corneum.
How Microdermabrasion Works
During microdermabrasion treatment, Dr. Mesna will use a small, handheld device to rapidly blow tiny crystals against your skin. These crystals exfoliate the epidermis, removing the dead cells and exposing the living cells underneath. New cells will quickly grow in their place. However, these cells will be younger, healthier, and exhibit less flaws like discoloration and wrinkles.
For the best results, you may need to undergo several microdermabrasion sessions. Treatment can address a number of cosmetic issues, and Dr. Mesna may recommend microdermabrasion to:
- Lighten sun and age spots
- Improve the appearance of acne scars
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce the appearance of light stretch marks
- Enhance the effects of moisturizing creams by allowing them to reach the dermis
- Make the skin smoother and softer
Although it is less aggressive than other skin treatments, like laser resurfacing or chemical peels, microdermabrasion is an excellent option if you have normal, healthy skin and are simply looking to rejuvenate and soften your skin.
Microdermabrasion is extremely effective yet requires no down time. In fact, you can typically go about your regular activities immediately after receiving treatment as long as you avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Treatment produces minor discomfort, which most patients describe as a mild tingling or stinging sensation. Following your treatment, you may experience some sensitivity and redness, which will fade quickly. Our staff will advise you on the best ways to promote healing and protect your skin. Our line of professional skin care products and moisturizers can keep your skin glowing, and can maximize the effects of your microdermabrasion.
Dull, damaged skin can mask your natural beauty and affect your self-assurance. Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today and treat yourself to the youthful, smooth, and glowing skin you deserve. Book your treatment, and find out for yourself why microdermabrasion is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures in the country.