Microdermabrasion is a quick and easy way to exfoliate your skin and buff away many of the superficial imperfections that have appeared over time. The procedure removes damaged outer layers of skin, allowing skin care products to penetrate better and be more effective. For this reason, adding microdermabrasion as an adjunct to your regimen of medical grade skincare products is often recommended.
Seattle-based board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Rand performs microdermabrasion as part of a full spectrum of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments from his med spa. Dr. Rand also offers cosmetic surgery for face and body while adopting a patient-first approach that’s made the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery one of the most trusted cosmetic surgery practices in the area.
If you’d like to learn more about how microdermabrasion can improve your complexion, please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Bellevue today for more details.
Who Should Use DiamondTome™ Microdermabrasion?
Compared to other skin treatments such as laser resurfacing and photorejuvenation, microdermabrasion is very gentle, providing a quick treatment with little or no downtime and a moderate, overall improvement in the skin. You can expect an improvement after microdermabrasion if you notice:
- Oily or dull skin
- Fine wrinkles
- Irregular skin texture
- Minor sun damage
- Blackheads and whiteheads
The face is treated most often with microdermabrasion, but the neck, chest, arms and hands can also be treated if necessary.
How DiamondTome™ Microdermabrasion Works
Traditional microdermabrasion involves exfoliation with aluminum oxide crystals and suction. Dr. Rand uses the DiamondTome™ system, an improved method that is both precise and gentle. A special wand is drawn across the skin in a uniform pattern, exfoliating and removing dead skin in a controlled fashion. The DiamondTome™ system has different abrasion settings to meet your needs, whether you want an aggressive treatment or just a quick renewal before an important event.
After Microdermabrasion: What to Expect
To get the best microdermabrasion results, Dr. Rand may advise that you undergo a series of treatments. Most microdermabrasion treatments require no downtime and patients return to their normal routine immediately. During your consultation, Dr. Rand will explain more about the likelihood of side effects like redness or skin irritation after microdermabrasion.
If you are in the Seattle or Bellevue area and interested in microdermabrasion, contact us today to learn more.