The epidermis is the outer layer of skin that often sheds and regenerates naturally. This surface is vulnerable to many external elements that cause unwanted formations. For example, clogged pores might turn into blackheads and whiteheads. Whether they’re caused by hormonal imbalances or other factors, ongoing acne outbreaks wreak havoc on the epidermis. A simple way to manage acne is to prompt the shedding and regeneration of skin. Microdermabrasion at our office in Chicago is a procedure that effectively removes dead skin cells, which creates favorable conditions for bacteria. The shedding of the old cells immediately stimulates the formation of new cells in the epidermis.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Our experienced professionals are trained to provide medical-grade microdermabrasion to treat acne, blemishes, age spots and other common cosmetic concerns involving the skin. This procedure is usually done to improve the tone and texture of the skin on the face.
Microdermabrasion is performed in the comfort of our office in Chicago. The procedure is very effective at exfoliating blemished, damaged or scarred skin. The ultimate goal of the treatment is to gradually prompt the growth of new skin cells.
Advantages of Microdermabrasion Over Other Treatments
As a quick and non-invasive procedure, microdermabrasion has some clear advantages over other common solutions that are offered by professionals. Some people simply don’t want to suffer from short-term side effects from invasive treatments that remove deep layers of the skin. By contrast, microdermabrasion rarely causes enough discomfort that has to be managed with local anesthesia and prescription drugs.
Instead of using topical or oral medication, individuals who suffer from mild to moderate acne can benefit greatly from having exfoliation that’s done by high-quality crystals. The side effects of acne creams and pills are more severe than the short-term effects of microdermabrasion. Some people with acne may not tolerate retinoids or benzoyl peroxide very well. Although they’re effective at controlling acne breakouts, these powerful compounds can cause irritation, dryness and other persistent symptoms. Microdermabrasion is especially appealing to adults who already take prescription drugs that can have dangerous interactions with medication that’s used to treat skin problems.
Contact Our Office in Chicago Today
If you are interested in microdermabrasion, make an appointment with our specialist at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago to see if the treatment can work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!