Like a fine sand blaster, microdermabrasion removes excess skin and refines the top layer of your skin. Because this treatment removes damaged skin and stimulates new healthy skin growth, microdermabrasion is an incredibly effective skin rejuvenation procedure. Microdermabrasion can correct many skin problems and restore smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin.
1. Age Spots/Sun Damage
The sun and the natural aging process can cause discolored spots to form on the skin. Known as sun spots, age spots, or liver spots, these flat spots are brown, gray, or black in color. Sun damage can also cause blotchy skin, irregular texture, and hyperpigmentation. Microdermabrasion exfoliates the damaged surface layers of skin to reduce discolored spots and restore a more even and youthful skin tone.
Blackheads on the skin are caused by excess oil production due to clogged hair follicles. Microdermabrasion can clear away the debris and excess skin that clogs the hair follicles to balance sebum production and reduce the frequency of blackheads.
Patches of darker skin due to excess melanin production are known as hyperpigmentation. This condition is usually caused by sun exposure, hormones, and aging. With microdermabrasion, hyperpigmented lesions can be gradually exfoliated, and healthy, normal-toned skin will grow to replace the discolored regions.
4. Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are jagged lines in the skin left that occur when rapid growth forces the skin to stretch too quickly. Even when they fade to silver or white lines, stretch marks can be a frustrating mark on your skin. Microdermabrasion can soften stretch marks and stimulate a healing response to correct the damage and smooth the skin.
5. Fine Lines
Fine lines are a natural side effect of aging, sun exposure, and environmental conditions. These lines can slowly become etched into the skin, causing an irregular texture. Microdermabrasion sloughs away damaged skin and reveals the smoother skin layers from beneath, exposing a more youthful skin appearance.
Over time, fine lines can become permanent wrinkles. Even though wrinkles may seem like they will forever be part of your skin, microdermabrasion can soften and smooth your skin texture to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
7. Enlarged Pores
Pores are natural hair follicles in the skin. Though they are generally not noticeable, factors including genetics, age, and oil production can contribute to enlarged pores in the skin. Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin and facilitates healthy skin growth to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
This common skin condition can lead to irregular skin texture, redness, irritation, pain, scarring, and skin damage. Microdermabrasion soothes the skin so that it is less prone to inflammation, irritation, and acne breakouts. This treatment can also soften and smooth away acne or acne scars.
9. Scars/Acne Scars
Acne scars or other scars are permanently raised, depressed, broken, and/or discolored areas of skin. Whether they are left by chicken pox, surgery, injury, acne, mole removal, or other skin conditions, scars are visible and tangible blemishes on the skin. Microdermabrasion can trigger skin healing to soften and even erase many skin scars.
Microdermabrasion at Casper Plastic Surgery
At Casper Plastic Surgery, we use the latest microdermabrasion technique. With the Viora Pristine™ system, a diamond-tipped wand offers gentle exfoliation with a customizable aesthetic treatment that is relaxing and enjoyable. With no irritation or discomfort, the Pristine™ system renews the skin and helps newer and healthier skin to regenerate. Each treatment is approximately 30 minutes long and is a comfortable experience with a feeling of mild scratching, light suction, and a vibrating massage sensation. Microdermabrasion with the Viora Pristine™ system is entirely safe, hygienic, versatile, and customizable, with visible skin improvements appearing even after just one treatment.
Dr. John Roussalis offers microdermabrasion and many other anti-aging treatments at his plastic surgery practice in Casper. To experience the benefits of this skin care treatment firsthand, call (307) 234-4585 to schedule your appointment today. For your convenience, you can also reach us through our online contact form.