Your best facial treatment is one that makes you feel comfortable throughout your appointment, provides real results and is specifically designed for your unique needs. At PFRANKMD™, one of our popular treatments that works on individuals of all skin types is microdermabrasion using aluminum oxide crystals.
The Basics of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion by itself is a simple way to exfoliate the skin manually to remove dead skin cells and other impurities that are blocking the pores of the skin. It is performed with a small handheld wand connected to a device that provides gentle power. This is a gentler treatment than traditional dermabrasion is. Usually, special crystals are used in the wand. We use abrasive aluminum oxide crystals.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
First, this treatment can be used on a wide variety of skin types and for a huge number of superficial imperfections, most particularly aging skin, oily skin and acne-prone skin. By cleaning the impurities from the skin, it eliminates oily buildup, blackheads and acne. If you have had acne in your past that left your skin with scarring, microdermabrasion can begin to erase the scars. It can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles, decrease hyperpigmentation and age spots and smooth away stretch marks.
Second, this is a very safe treatment that is completely noninvasive. Because it is not as harsh as dermabrasion and chemical peels are, it is favored by those who want a quick or nonexistent downtime.
Finally, microdermabrasion provides a few benefits that are slightly more unexpected. The treatment can actually improve blood circulation in the treated skin, aiding your body’s natural healing and growth process. In addition, by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, the topical treatments you use will become far more effective.
The Treatment Itself
Once your skin is cleansed, we use the microdermabrasion wand across your skin. After this thorough exfoliation. Your appointment will take only 15 minutes and will require no recovery time.
At PFRANKMD™ in NYC, we can also recommend several treatments along with your microdermabrasion that will help magnify the benefits of this treatment and allow you to feel even more relaxed with ultra-refreshed skin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!