Microdermabrasion in Lima, OH
For more than a decade, board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, and the staff at the Vein Care Center in Lima, OH, have been providing patients in surrounding communities of Auglaize County area with a variety of effective anti-aging treatment options, including safe, quick and effective microdermabrasion treatments.
Sometimes called the “lunch-hour facial,” microdermabrasion can help minimize the appearance of damage caused by the environmental elements your skin is exposed to on a daily basis, such as the harsh rays of the sun and pollution, revealing a healthier and more vibrant complexion.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a powerful exfoliating, anti-aging treatment that serves as a less invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery. During your skin resurfacing procedure, one of our expert staff members at the Vein Care Center will use a mechanical abrasion device to spray a small stream of microcrystals across the area being treated, most commonly the face, chest, and hands. Microdermabrasion effectively sloughs off the top layer of dead, dry skin cells, exposing the younger, more radiant skin underneath. Microdermabrasion also helps to promote the growth of collagen and elastin, two vital components of younger-looking and healthier skin.
What Conditions Does Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microdermabrasion is best suited for minor skin imperfections, including:
- Sun damage
- Age-related dark spots
- Acne and light acne scarring
- Minor scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet
- Enlarged pores
- Rough, coarse or textured skin
- Blemishes such as whiteheads and blackheads
- Uneven pigmentation
- Some cases of rosacea
Is Microdermabrasion Right for Me?
Most healthy adults with minor skin imperfections can benefit from microdermabrasion skin resurfacing treatments. It’s important to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can and can’t do, though – for example, patients with deep wrinkles, sagging skin, heavy scarring or other severe skin defects are not ideal candidates for microdermabrasion. Certain conditions can be exacerbated by the procedure, such as severe acne, active rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. After reviewing your medical history, the experienced staff at the Vein Care Center will determine whether microdermabrasion is the best choice for you.
Is Microdermabrasion Painful?
No! You’ll feel a slight warming or tingling sensation as damaged layers of skin are sloughed away, but many patients say they actually enjoy the way the procedure feels. The fact is, microdermabrasion is one of the gentlest methods of skin resurfacing available. It’s also quick and convenient. The typical treatment runs between 30 and 60 minutes.
What Can I Expect After My Microdermabrasion Treatment?
It’s typical for your skin to be a bit pink — and you might feel as if you have a slight sunburn — for the first few hours after undergoing a microdermabrasion treatment. Any discomfort will be minimal and will not interfere with your daily activities.
You’ll also see the results almost immediately — glowing, younger-looking, healthy skin. While it’s likely you’ll love what you see after just one treatment, most patients have five to twelve sessions, generally at two to four-week intervals. Our expert staff at the Vein Care Center will devise an individual treatment plan that is right for you.
For the best results, it’s important to follow our instructions for post-procedure care. This includes keeping your skin clean and moisturized and avoiding sun exposure until your skin has fully healed.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
Not only does microdermabrasion provide superior skin-smoothing results, but it also won’t break the bank. Microdermabrasion is one of the most affordable cosmetic dermatology procedures available. Your exact costs will be based on your specific treatment plan.
Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, a board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician, and the staff at the Vein Care Center in Lima, OH, are committed to providing top-notch care to patients in Lima, Celina and the surrounding communities of Auglaize County. Contact us today to schedule your microdermabrasion appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!