What is Microdermabrasion?
When you run your hands over your face, you may notice that the texture of your skin feels rough, like sandpaper. If this is the case, your skin may be cluttered with dead and damaged skin cells, which can make your complexion dull and uneven. At Altogether You Med Spa in Phoenix, AZ, José A. Ortiz, N.M.D. offers medical microdermabrasion services for fast and effective cleansing, and for smoother, more vibrant skin. Microdermabrasion removes the upper layer of damaged skin so your complexion is healthier and brighter. This procedure can be performed alone or along with a complementary cosmetic treatment, like a chemical peel or dermal filler, for even more dramatic improvements. During your initial assessment, Dr. José A. Ortiz, N.M.D. will create a personalized treatment plan to fit your concerns and complexion goals so don't hesitate to book your consultation!
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What Is Our Microdermabrasion Technique?
Microdermabrasion treatments can reduce the appearance of blemishes on the skin's surface. This treatment is safe and effective for men and women of all skin types for reducing fine lines, dull skin tone, clogged pores, uneven texture, sun damage, and scars. During the treatment, the microdermabrasion tool will pass over your skin where it will both polish the surface and suction the debris. The process is not considered uncomfortable so you wouldn't need a local anesthetic or numbing cream. The microdermabrasion treatment will be applied evenly over the chosen areas with extra care and sensitivity on the delicate skin around the eyes. Once the process is done, the skin will be lightly cleansed to remove any residual debris before a moisturizer, selected for your skin type and with UV protection, will be massaged into the skin.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Your cost for microdermabrasion will be discussed during your first appointment with a skin care technician. After you talk about your goals and we assess your skin, your custom microdermabrasion treatment plan will be created. Altogether You Med Spa often has specials on treatments, including microdermabrasion, as well as discounts if you buy a package with several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your complexion and aesthetic goals, a skin care technician will help you determine if microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion is the right procedure for you. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion clears 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. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel can help if your skin problems are in the deeper layers. The amount of time you want to spend in recovery may also help you decide which procedure you prefer since microdermabrasion requires little to no downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you should get anywhere from 5 – 12 microdermabrasion treatments every 2 – 4 weeks to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you may move to appointments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain your skin's health. In your consultation, your technician will create a plan with suggestions specific to your needs that details how often you should schedule your next appointment.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
After your microdermabrasion, you are encouraged to limit strenuous activity for the rest of the day to give your skin time to heal. You should avoid UV rays (tanning beds and natural sunlight) and shield your skin with sunscreen. To minimize swelling and redness after the procedure, we might recommend a special serum or other skin product.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. Many patients get microdermabrasion along with a facial or injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX®. Please be honest about all your aesthetic worries during your initial consultation so your technician can create a treatment plan that reaches all your goals.
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Discover your most radiant and healthy skin with microdermabrasion skin resurfacing treatments at Altogether You Med Spa. Make an appointment with José A. Ortiz, N.M.D. to hear if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion skin resurfacing or other skin services at our Phoenix, AZ office.