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Wrinkles and fine lines on the face can be troubling for many people, which is why there are several cosmetic procedures dedicated to reducing these signs of aging. Facial lines can be caused by drinking, smoking, sun exposure or genetics. Dermabrasion is a way to treat wrinkles, acne scars and other skin blemishes. These treatments have a shorter recovery time than some of the more invasive procedures.
When to Consider Dermabrasion
- If you have fine lines around the eyes, nose mouth or cheeks.
- If you are frustrated with signs of aging that make you look older than you feel.
- If you have small facial scars caused by acne, chicken pox or a previous injury.
- If you have brown spots or blotches on the skin.
- If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
How is a microdermabrasion procedure performed?
The purpose of dermabrasion is to intentionally “injure” the skin so that good scar tissue will replace bad scar tissue, thus reducing or eliminating skin blemishes and wrinkles. At Lincoln Park Aesthetics we use Advanced Microderm DX One-Touch Turbo. This machine offers a proprietary blend of medical-grade sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) crystals that are clinically proven to achieve the same depth of abrasion as aluminum oxide without the irritation.
How is dermaplaning/dermablading procedure performed?
Dermaplaning or dermablading is somewhat similar to microdermabrasion, though the tool that your esthetician will use is slightly different. For this procedure, the esthetician uses a surgical steel blade that “skims off” the top layers of the skin. Dermaplaning/dermablading may be better-suited for those who have deeper acne scars or wrinkles on the face, but like dermabrasion, it can be performed on a single area or the entire face.
Your treatment plan
Based on your goals, physical characteristics and your esthetician will share recommendations and information with you, including:
- An approach to your treatment, including the type of device or combination of devices to be used and the number of treatments anticipated.
- The outcomes that you can anticipate.
- Your financial investment for the procedure.
- Associated risks and complications.
- Treatment location options.
- What you need to prepare for your treatment.
- What you can expect to experience after treatment.
- Maintaining a relationship with your esthetician
For safety, as well as the most beautiful and healthy outcome, it’s important to return to LPA for follow-up evaluation at prescribed times and whenever you notice any changes in your skin. Do not hesitate to contact us when you have any questions or concerns.
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