Of the various brushes a plastic surgeon uses to paint a vibrant, masterpiece complexion, microdermabrasion is among the most tested, trusted and requested.
It works well because it targets the source of so many facial skin blemishes — the old skin that accumulates on the surface and promotes dryness, wrinkles and uneven tone. Dr. Jill Hazen, the founder of Princeton, New Jersey area Hazen Medical Spa, recommends microdermabrasion to patients who are seeking an option beyond peels, creams or laser treatments.
Sands of Time
Microdermabrasion literally “abrades” away the skin cells that are way past their best-by date, revealing youthful skin that is free of the marks so commonly etched in our expression by time, stress or environment.
During the convenient in-office procedure, your medical aesthetician will use the advanced Diamond Tome machine to gently sand away the years. The technique delicately peels off the fine upper layer of skin, revealing the new layer below and stimulating cell production far deeper. Microdermabrasion can work wonders for age spots, sun spots and fine lines, but is not a solution for eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and significant scarring.
Clients report a range of other benefits, some unexpected. Microdermabrasion can brighten your complexion, shrink pores, smooth out the facial surface, reduce the appearance of some scars, fade discoloration and promote new production of collagen, the protein that adds flexibility to our skin and shapes so many of our features.
It is important to find a plastic surgery practice you trust to perform microdermabrasion. Over-the-counter kits or treatments offered by day spas that are billed as microdermabrasion will be less effective and are not the same as a procedure guided by a trained medical professional. You are likely to be disappointed with the results.
Polished by Diamonds
Most patients require several visits, up to a dozen or more, to achieve maximum benefit from microdermabrasion. The Diamond Tome is effective at polishing away dry surface skin, but it is also gentle, and so one treatment will not dramatically improve your complexion. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends two sessions a month, coupled with some complementary home skin care treatments.
To learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion and other proven aesthetic techniques, contact Hazen Medical Spa today to schedule your personal consultation in our Princeton office with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Jill Hazen.