What is a Microdermabrasion?
A microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that is designed to refresh and restore a healthy glow to your skin. Dr, Jacono uses the latest in cutting-edge microdermabrasion technology to deliver amazing results to his patients at J Spa Medical Spa.
What makes this skin rejuvenation procedure so popular are its dramatic results with little downtime. The procedure itself takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and many patients schedule their treatment during their lunch hour.
How Does a Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion’s do not take very long to perform and most patients feel little to no discomfort during their treatment. Because of this, no topical anesthetic is needed for this procedure. Once the treatment begins, Dr. Jacono and his experienced estheticians will gently exfoliate the skin on your face and then clear away the dead skin cells that are left behind.
After your microdermabrasion, you will leave with smoother skin and can return home or return to normal daily activities. It is recommended that patients do 8 to 10 microdermabrasion sessions to achieve their optimal results.
Areas of the Face a Microdermabrasion Can Improve include:
- Sun Damage
- Acne Scarring
- Crow’s Feet
- Fine Lines
- Age Spots
Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion
Both treatments are based on the same principle of exfoliating the outer layer of skin to renew the skin cells and leave patients looking radiant. The main difference between the two, however, is that the microdermabrasion technique is based on a gentler process which allows for minimal to no downtime.
- 30 to 60-minute procedure
- Less aggressive exfoliation
- Little to no downtime
- Sunscreen use required after treatment
- Restores healthy skin
- Safe for all skin types
- Performed in the office
- Much more aggressive procedure
- Treat blemishes and acne scars
- Performed in Dr. Jacono’s surgery center
- General Anesthesia is required
- Procedure will take over an hour to perform
- Bandages to dress the exfoliated areas will be applied
- Patients are encouraged to take up to two weeks off work
- Ointments must be applied at home
- Best suited for lighter skin colors only
Am I a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Men and women who are in good overall health and looking to restore a healthy glow to their skin could be good candidates for a microdermabrasion session. During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, he will be able to determine what procedure best fits your desired goals and expected results.
Patients who have sensitive skin, bacterial infections, Rosacea, skin inflammation, diabetes, or active herpes lesions are not good candidates for this procedure and should talk to Dr. Jacono for a custom skin rejuvenation regimen suited for their individual goals.
To schedule your microdermabrasion appointment or to learn more about this procedure, please contact our offices today.