Cavallo & Horlick Dermatology

631-732-9090Suffolk - Pt Jefferson Station
1500 Route 112 Bldg 6
Pt. Jefferson Sta., NY 11776

516-921-2294Nassau - Woodbury
169 Froehlich Farm Blvd.
Woodbury, NY 11797

Microdermabrasion: Gentle Skin Rejuvenation

Published on September 7, 2017

Microdermabrasion is a treatment in which the top layer of your skin is sprayed with exfoliating crystals. The crystals are effective in getting rid of the outer most layer of tissue to reveal brighter, healthier skin.

During the procedure, a dermatologist will sand your skin with an instrument to remove dead skin cells and reveal the healthier skin underneath. This treatment is used to reveal vibrant skin and can be used as a treatment for dull, dry, or pigmented skin that has brown spots and scars. It can even be used to treat age spots and mild wrinkles. It can help you achieve the beautiful skin you desire without having to undergo highly invasive treatments.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can be use to treat a variety of everyday skin problems, including dullness, dryness, mild wrinkles, acne scars, pox marks, and pigmentation of the skin. It can even help you look more alert and vibrant. The treatment is known to cause slight lightening of the skin.

Microdermabrasion, however, is not an effective solution for deep acne scars, moles, or stretch marks. Most people turn to this treatment to reveal a glowing and more youthful skin surface. It can help you achieve even and fresh looking skin. The less downtime and the effectiveness of it has contributed to its popularity and has become one of the most sought after facial treatments available.

After the treatment is completed, your skin might temporarily become pink and irritated. These issues, however, will settle down in time.

Discuss the Procedure with Your Surgeon

Microdermabrasion is an outpatient procedure and does not require an invasive surgery. It is a safe procedure that is not known to cause any complications. However, it is advisable for you to talk to your doctor about what you expect from the procedure before going in for the treatment.

In addition to that, you can also have your before photos taken so that you can compare the results of the procedure after you are done. You could consult the aesthetician about the goals that you want to achieve with your skin. With Microdermabrasion, you will need only one sitting to discuss any possible risks or complications as it is a fairly small treatment and is performed very commonly by most dermatologists.

What To Expect From Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an easy procedure that does not require any special attention or pre-requisites. Almost anyone can undergo the treatment after a consultation. During the procedure, a solution containing exfoliating granules will be sprayed on to the skin. This will then be used to exfoliate and scrub the top layer of the skin.

It is mildly aggressive and may cause you to feel minimal discomfort. This procedure usually does not require numbing creams or exfoliants. It helps to rejuvenate the skin, leaving it healthier, fresh, and more youthful. You will also notice a considerable difference in the texture of your skin as it will feel much better to touch.

After the Treatment

Your skin might appear a little pink after the treatment, but it will subside in time. It is advisable to use plenty of sunscreen to keep your skin protected when you are outdoors for an extended period of time.

Contact Our Office

The vibrant skin you desire is one treatment away. Contact our office to schedule an informational consultation with Dr. Howard Horlick, a highly skilled dermatologist. With his help, you can achieve the beautiful skin you desire safely.


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