When you touch a child’s face, their skin is so soft and smooth. However, when you touch the face of a middle-aged person or an older person, it is likely that the skin does not have the same softness. This is because as we age, our facial skin is bombarded with external forces that make it dry, brittle and rough. There are also internal forces at play as a result of the aging process that cause the quality of the skin to diminish.

Many individuals who are interested in reversing the negative effects the environment and elements have had on their skin opt for microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion not only makes a person’s skin feel smoother, but it also helps reverse some of the telltale signs of aging. These includes age spots, crow’s feet and fine lines. When a person has been exposed to the sun for a long period of time, the pigmentation of the skin may change. These individuals may face hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. This treatment can help even out the coloration of their skin.

What is microdermabrasion? It is a non-invasive procedure that does not require the use of chemicals. During the procedure, micro crystals are sprayed on the skin and in effect exfoliate the skin. The result is healthier-looking skin. The microdermabrasion process also triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms. It encourages the body to create new skin, to increase the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin and improve the skin’s overall appearance. Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are two different procedures. Dermabrasion is more intensive, and it addresses deeper facial lines and severe sun damage. Microdermabrasion is a gentler approach that is designed to give the face a healthy glow.

A good candidate for microdermabrasion is a patient who is battling with fine lines and wrinkles, has uneven skin pigmentation, is dealing with acne that is the result of clogged pores or who has minor defects. Some patients with rosacea will also benefit from these treatments. Once the external layer of dead skin is removed, many of the imperfections that dwell in this area disappear. The skin that is left is fresh, young and new.

Individuals who see the best results from microdermabrasion are adults who are healthy. They need to have a realistic view of their skin conditions, as well as a realistic view of what microdermabrasion can do for them. Microdermabrasion is not designed to address sagging skin or deep facial creases.

Microdermabrasion can help you have skin that is close to the way your skin felt when you were a child. After the procedure, you should expect smooth and soft skin that has a healthy and vibrant appearance. To determine if you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion, come in for a visit at Rao Dermatology, with locations in Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands, Fresno and Hanford. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

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