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Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical device to exfoliate the top layer of skin. It can be used to address the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, age spots, and sun damage. This treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to complete and does not require any downtime. This is why Dr. Bertha Baum of Aventura Dermatology in Hallandale and Boca Raton, FL may recommend it to her patients who are looking to enhance the skin’s appearance and health with a single treatment.

What types of microdermabrasion are performed?

There are two types of microdermabrasion: crystal and diamond. Crystal microdermabrasion uses a hand-held device that emits tiny crystals onto the skin to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells. Diamond microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped wand to gently abrade the skin.

What happens during a microdermabrasion treatment?

Whether you receive crystal or diamond microdermabrasion, the provider will start by thoroughly cleansing your face. Next, they will select the appropriate tip for your skin type and apply it to the device. The tip is then gently passed over the surface of the skin, removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells. The provider will continue this process until the entire area is treated. Depending on the depth of the service, your provider may perform a second pass over the treatment area for further improvement.

What should I expect after my treatment?

After microdermabrasion, your skin will feel softer and smoother. You may also notice a refreshed and more youthful appearance. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage after treatment by wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day. Be sure to follow your esthetician’s or dermatologist’s post-care instructions to maintain optimal results.

Microdermabrasion is a relatively safe and gentle procedure that can be performed on all skin types. It is usually well tolerated and has minimal side effects, such as temporary redness, dryness, and mild irritation.

Schedule a consultation today

If you’re looking for a way to turn back time and improve the skin’s texture and tone, call Aventura Dermatology to learn more about microdermabrasion services. Call 954-456-5050 to request a visit with Dr. Bertha Baum and her team.

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