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Frequently Asked Questions About Microdermabrasion

February 4, 2019 by A Younger You


A Younger You Medical Spa in Burlington and Brookfield offers microdermabrasion for patients looking to relieve common skin issues, such as oily or leathery skin, enlarged or clogged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, minor acne scarring, minor discoloration, or blemishes. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-invasive, chemical-free treatment that uses a diamond-tipped wand to increase exfoliation and trigger the skin's natural healing process to rejuvenate the superficial layers of the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

This non-invasive treatment works by using a special device. After the skin is thoroughly washed to remove any oil and dirt, the device is moved across the targeted area by a skilled and qualified professional. This ultimately erodes the dead skin cells, which are then removed from the treatment area. This promotes collagen growth, which leads to younger-looking skin.

Is the Treatment Safe for My Skin?

Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure with no surgery, anesthesia, or chemical treatments required. Unlike common procedures like chemical peels or facelifts, it is entirely non-invasive with virtually no risks of side effects.

Is There Downtime or Recovery After the Treatment?

Unlike many other common treatments, microdermabrasion requires no real recovery period or downtime. You can return to your normal routine immediately after your treatment. This includes returning to work or your other errands.

How Long is a Treatment?

This is known to be a quick treatment, making it a perfect option for someone with a busy schedule or lifestyle.

Who are Ideal Candidates for the Treatment?

An ideal candidate will be a healthy adult who has relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections. They should have realistic expectations for the results and prefer a non-invasive renewable treatment to a surgical procedure.

How Many Treatments are Recommended?

It all depends on the unique case. We may recommend a series of treatments, spaced at least a week or so apart. More serious skin issues like acne scars or skin discoloration may require additional treatments. After the initial treatment course, maintenance treatments are recommended every so often to maintain the results.

What Should I Expect Before Microdermabrasion?

If you're considering this treatment, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with one of our certified professionals. They will examine your skin to determine if you're a suitable candidate for the treatment and discuss the process with you in greater detail. After deciding on the targeted area and scheduling your initial appointment, you will be given instructions on how to prepare for your treatment. As this is a non-invasive treatment, prep is minimal. You will be advised to keep your face clean and free of any makeup or chemicals before your treatment.

What Should I Expect During My Initial Treatment?

Your treatment will be performed by a skilled expert. The first step is to thoroughly clean your face. Then, a handheld wand goes over the targeted skin area. The wand targets the damaged skin and removes the dead skin along with it. The procedure may be finished by applying a serum and/or moisturizer to protect the newly exposed skin.

Is the Treatment Uncomfortable?

Microdermabrasion is considered a comfortable, well-tolerated treatment. You may feel a mild scratching sensation as the device moves across the skin, but the feeling should be bearable overall.

Should I Expect Any Side Effects After Treatment?

This treatment has no serious side effects. Immediately after the treatment, you may experience minor tightness or dryness in the skin, akin to a mild sunburn. This can be alleviated with a moisturizer and sunblock. Your skin may appear slightly red for a day after the treatment; however, this is entirely normal and temporary. No post-treatment effects will be serious enough to restrict you from resuming most normal activities.

When Will I See the Effects of My First Treatment?

The first treatment typically results in an immediate improvement in skin tone and a more youthful appearance. Results will depend on your individual skin tone, but you will walk out of the treatment seeing the effects, and they will be magnified in time and with every treatment.

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?

The face is the most common area for treatment, which is understandable since that's the first thing most people see when they look at a person.

Who is Not a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

This treatment is not recommended for anyone looking to remove deep scars, keloids, sunburns, rosacea, eczema, active acne, or deep scars. These more serious skin conditions are best treated with alternative treatments. The treatment is not recommended for anyone with skin cancer or infectious skin conditions such as warts, herpes, or unstable diabetes. Microdermabrasion is not recommended for pregnant women.

What are the Long-Term Results?

The treatment will most likely result in thicker, healthier, younger-looking skin. It will roll back minor skin ailments like fine lines, clogged pores, minor acne, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and oily or dry skin. After a full course of treatments, your body will produce new layers of skin with a higher level of collagen and elastin. Your skin will have a healthy, youthful glow.

Are At-Home Treatment Kits Recommended?

We recommend the treatment be done by a qualified professional. The treatment requires a specific, carefully timed method of application and removal to achieve maximum skin benefits.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

  • Are you looking for a non-invasive alternative to facelifts or other procedures?
  • Do you want to alleviate minor skin ailments like dry or oily skin, clogged or enlarged pores, or sun damage?
  • Do you prefer a short, renewable treatment to a major one-time procedure?
  • Is it important to be free to resume normal activities immediately?
  • Are you looking for an all-natural way to improve your skin tone?

Getting Started

Microdermabrasion is an all-natural, non-invasive treatment that uses a diamond-tipped device to remove the oils and dead skin cells from your skin and stimulate the growth of younger-looking, healthier skin. This amazing treatment is readily available right here at A Younger You Medical Spa. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Burlington or Brookfield!

We offer free consultations to our customers in Burlington and Brookfield and throughout southeastern Wisconsin. If you're interested in learning more about the services available to you, visit one of our convenient sites. Our staff is committed to assisting you in realizing your aesthetic vision in an environment that values your time, respects your privacy, and leaves you refreshed and ready to take on another day.

333 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105

18900 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 112, Brookfield, WI 53045
Located At The Galleria West Shopping Center