Many individuals in St. George, UT seek effective yet less invasive ways to rejuvenate the skin, and microdermabrasion is one of these treatments. Riverside Medical Arts offers this procedure to patients who want to regain their youthful look without any hassle.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that is used for facial skin rejuvenation. It involves the use of a diamond tip exfoliant that will be sprayed directly to the affected skin. The treatment is for patients who have age spots, brown spots, and overall dull skin and want to bring back the youthfulness of their face.

How does microdermabrasion work?

The procedure works by using tiny rough grains to scrape away the superficial layer of the skin where dead and damaged skin cells are situated. Using a specialized tool, microdermabrasion works by breaking up the skin’s stratum corneum. Once this part of the skin is removed, the body tends to consider this as a mild injury. To compensate, it replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthier ones.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Once the stratum corneum is gone, the surface of the skin is significantly improved as the healing process promotes newer skin cells. Some of skin imperfections, such as fine lines, sun spots, and blemishes, are also removed by microdermabrasion. Furthermore, since the barrier found in the skin surface has already been removed, the treatment makes rejuvenating lotions more effective, allowing their active ingredients to penetrate into the lower layers of the skin.

What can I expect during my microdermabrasion treatment?

During your session, a diamond tip hand piece will be used to gently remove the outer layers of the skin. Most of our patients in St. George report experiencing minimal discomfort during the treatment, which is why a numbing medicine may not be needed. The procedure is simply an exfoliation process to rejuvenate the skin and give it a softer, brighter aura.

What can I expect after microdermabrasion?

You may notice your skin to be pink and feel tight and dry for the first 24 hours following treatment. This may be likened to a sunburned or windburned sensation. To alleviate the discomfort, the application of a moisturizer will help. Our doctors at Riverside Medical Arts will provide you with more specific instructions in taking care of your face after the treatment.