Dr. Lian Mack was recently featured in The Knot, discussing the best non-invasive treatments to make your face glow.
Check out what Dr. Mack had to say below regarding Microdermabrasion.
In a microdermabrasion treatment, a dermatologist will use tiny crystals to gently exfoliate the uneven outer layers of your skin, says dermatologist Howard Sobel, MD. This reveals healthier skin below the surface and stimulates collagen production. The ultimate goal is to improve fine lines, wrinkles, light scarring, enlarged pores and discoloration, says Lian Mack, MD, a dermatologist at GlamDerm in New York.
A session can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, according to Sobel, and you may feel a non-painful sanding sensation. Your dermatologist will apply a moisturizer, and afterward you’ll need to continue moisturizing and avoid the sun for at least 48 hours, Mack says. She also suggests wearing SPF 30 or higher—protecting your skin from the sun will help you maintain your results. Thankfully, there’s no real recovery period. “It’s a safe and relatively gentle procedure and has minimal downtime.
You may experience mild redness and peeling,” Mack says. Basically, it’s the same as having a sunburn for a day or two, so you’ll be free to go about your life ASAP. Most people receive anywhere from 5 to 16 treatments, depending on the issues you’re treating. It’ll usually take a few sessions to see significant improvement, according to Mack, but you can’t rush the process to your #bestfaceever. Bonus: Microdermabrasion allows anti-aging products to penetrate the skin more easily, so don’t forget to load up on your favorite serums.
Average Cost: From $200 per session
Excerpt taken from The Knot. Click here to read the full article.