Your dermatologist offers a variety of ways to improve your skin. Each of us is unique and has specific needs to address to keep the skin looking and feeling its best. One way Dr. Burgess helps patients maintain confidence in their skin is with microdermabrasion.
Our skin will naturally slough off in its own time. However, many people find that the effects of age, sun damage and other factors become more visible with time, as if the skin no longer has the power to turn over a new leaf, so to speak. Age does not have to take a great toll on the skin. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that can help to speed up the turnover of skin cells so that your skin remains fresh and you remain confident in your appearance.
Microdermabrasion is the manual exfoliation of the skin, accomplished with a hand-held device. This process is quick and painless, removing the uppermost layer of skin while stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. Microdermabrasion should not be confused with “dermabrasion,” a procedure widely used in Europe for some time, requiring anesthesia and a lengthy recovery. At Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Burgess is committed to patient comfort. Microdermabrasion is far gentler on the skin and can be performed with topical anesthetic for improved comfort.
There are several benefits of microdermabrasion treatment, performed in our Annapolis and Washington D.C. offices. This gentle treatment can:
Microdermabrasion may be performed as an alternative to chemical peel treatment. Dr. Burgess designs treatment around each patient. For some, chemical peel solutions may not be well tolerated. Microdermabrasion allows for predictable results and a great deal of control. Results may be achieved gradually, through several sessions, as deemed best by your board-certified dermatologist. Although an immediate difference can be seen and felt, optimal results may be achieved with two to three treatments.
Dull, dead skin cells can leave you feeling older than you would like. Take matters into your own hands with help from your dermatologist. Contact us today in Annapolis or Washington D.C. for your skin-enhancing consultation.