After 12 years of working in a nursery, my skin is not very happy with me. I’ve been looking into different skin resurfacing methods to help refresh it and I’m a little overwhelmed by all the choices. Microdermabrasion looks like it might be a good choice for me, but I don’t know. What are some of the advantages of microdermabrasion over other skin resurfacing methods?
If you have never done anything to improve the appearance of your skin then microdermabrasion is a great introduction to skin care. There are numerous advantages of microdermabrasion to include, it is comfortable, it is effective in treating superficial skin changes, and there is really no associated recovery time. I would not consider microdermabrasion a true skin resurfacing technique and the results that you can get with microdermabrasion compared to more invasive skin resurfacing techniques will be less. However, if your only concern is superficial irregularities of your skin or mild skin discoloration, then microdermabrasion is the right procedure for you.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld