Microdermabrasion

Martha E. Stewart, M.D. | Mandeville, LA | Microdermabrasion

Minimally Invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin exfoliation procedure designed to treat sun damage, scars, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, microdermabrasion helps to enhance circulation and lymph flow. Results are immediately visible and there is no downtime. Patients can immediately resume regular activities. Performed in-office, microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia and can be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment.

The Microdermabrasion Procedure

During the microdermabrasion procedure, which is performed by our aesthetician, a handheld device is used to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, revealing fresh underlying skin. A treatment session usually lasts 20-30 minutes for the face. Microdermabrasion can can also be used on other areas of the body. The results of a single microdermabrasion treatment are temporary. For continued improvement, treatment should be repeated every 2 to 4 weeks.

Risks of Microdermabrasion

Martha E. Stewart, M.D. | Mandeville, LA | MicrodermabrasionMicrodermabrasion is considered safe for all skin types, and is appropriate for Asian and dark-skinned patients who may be at risk for skin discoloration with other types of treatment.

There are no serious risks associated with microdermabrasion, although some patients experience mild redness and irritation, and patients older than 70 may have an increased risk of bruising and skin abrasions.

EXTRACTIONS

Martha E. Stewart, M.D. | Mandeville, LA | Extractions

Manual extractions are the most effective way to manage clogged pores and blackheads.

But how long will the pores stay clean after extractions?

Generally, if the pores were properly cleaned out by a skin care professional, they should stay clear for about four weeks. However, the pores will fill back up with hardened sebum, like those found in blackheads, so it’s important to maintain a proper daily skin care regimen. Your skin care professional will recommend the best products to help keep your pores clean.


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