Microdermabrasion in Westlake, OH

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What is Microdermabrasion?

If you touch your face, does your skin feel soft and smooth or rough like sandpaper? If it's rough, the surface skin layer may be clogged with damaged skin cells that can make your complexion dull and uneven. At The Facial Aesthetics Center at Westlake Family Dental Care in Westlake, OH, Dr. Jenn Psota Dougherty and her team perform cosmetic services like nonsurgical skin resurfacing using microdermabrasion. Fast and effective microdermabrasion treatments remove the upper layer of damaged and dead skin — so your face is healthier and brighter. This procedure can be performed alone or along with a complementary skin treatment, such as a dermal filler, for greater improvements. At your initial consultation, Dr. Jenn and her team will create a unique treatment plan to fit your concerns and cosmetic goals.

What are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic treatment that offers numerous benefits for the skin. If you live in Westlake, OH, and are considering microdermabrasion, here are some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Exfoliate the skin: Dr. Jenn removes dead and damaged skin cells, revealing a fresh, healthy-looking complexion underneath.
  • Improve skin texture: Microdermabrasion can smooth out rough, uneven skin texture. This can make your skin feel softer and look more youthful.
  • Reduce signs of aging: By promoting cell turnover, microdermabrasion can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Even out skin tone: If you have hyperpigmentation or dark spots, microdermabrasion can help break up these areas, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  • Unclog pores: Microdermabrasion can help unclog pores and prevent breakouts by removing excess oil, dirt, and debris from the surface.

Who is a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Ideal candidates for microdermabrasion want to improve their overall appearance by addressing fine lines, uneven texture, dull skin tone, sun damage, clogged pores, and acne scars. It can be performed on a wide range of skin types and tones, making it a popular treatment for many individuals. However, microdermabrasion may not be suitable for those with certain skin conditions or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It's best to consult with Dr. Jenn and her team to determine if microdermabrasion is the right option for your needs. We can also discuss any potential risks or complications associated with the treatment.

How Is Microdermabrasion Performed?

Microdermabrasion is performed at our Westlake, OH office after a thorough consultation to evaluate your skin and decide on the treatment plan that is most likely to provide you with your ideal outcomes. During the treatment, you will be asked to sit back in a comfortable chair as your skin is prepared and cleaned. The microdermabrasion handpiece will pass along your skin as the tool both polishes and sucks up the dead skin. While the process may feel unusual, it should not be painful, so you shouldn't need a local anesthetic or numbing cream. The microdermabrasion treatment will be performed evenly over the necessary areas, with more caution taken in delicate areas like around the eyes. Once the treatment is finished, the skin will be lightly cleansed to remove any residue before a moisturizer, chosen for your skin's needs with UV protection, is massaged into the skin.

What to Expect After Microdermabrasion

After your microdermabrasion procedure, you can continue your normal routine, but you need to wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be susceptible to sun damage. Your face will feel smoother and the tone will be more even. Dr. Jenn recommends having these procedures once every 4 – 6 weeks to prolong the benefits. Some The Facial Aesthetics Center at Westlake Family Dental Care patients notice that after treatments, the skin care products they use at home (particularly moisturizers) absorb more easily into their skin for more effective results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does microdermabrasion cost?
The price for microdermabrasion will be discussed in your consultation with a skin care technician. After you talk about your goals and they examine your skin, your personal treatment plan can be made.

Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Based on your skin and goals, a skin care technician will help you decide if microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion is the right procedure. In general, microdermabrasion is good to clear away the surface layer of dead and damaged skin cells so your complexion is smooth and healthier. A light chemical peel produces similar results to microdermabrasion. A stronger chemical peel or dermabrasion can help if your concerns are in the deeper layers. The amount of time you want to spend in recovery might also help you decide which treatment you prefer since microdermabrasion requires minimal downtime.

How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you should get 5 – 12 microdermabrasion sessions scheduled about 2 – 4 weeks apart to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you should schedule treatments every 1 – 2 months to maintain your healthy complexion. During your consultation, your technician can create a treatment plan with suggestions for your goals that plan out when you need to schedule your next appointment for microdermabrasion.

Smoother Skin Soon

Reveal your most radiant and healthy complexion with nonsurgical microdermabrasion skin resurfacing treatments at The Facial Aesthetics Center. Set up a consultation with Dr. Jenn or a member of her team to find out if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion skin resurfacing or other services at our Westlake, OH office.

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