What is Microdermabrasion?
The skin is the body’s largest organ. For most people, it may be odd to think of it as an organ, but the skin is a wonderful patchwork of ever-revolving growth that is just as important as our other body parts. And as the front-line warrior against nearly everything life throws at us, our skin shows us who we truly are—unfortunately usually with scars, furrows, or other imperfections.
Microdermabrasion is one of many non-invasive options that men are now turning to when looking for a powerful rejuvenation method for their skin. Its method of “polishing” the skin often leaves men with skin that looks younger while helping to remove scars, sun damage, and other imperfections that may cause patients to look aged or tired. Microdermabrasion for men is an excellent way to ensure that skin gets in the best shape possible.
One of the best advantages microdermabrasion has to offer is its convenience. Sessions may take as little as 15 to 20 minutes, and only a few repeated treatments may be necessary to get the outcome men desire.
Microdermabrasion is administered a handpiece that streams microscopic diamond particles across the target areas, essentially sloughing off the top layers of the skin to uncover new, healthy skin underneath. A suction tool is also used to remove the damaged outer layers and reveal healthier skin. Patients remain conscious, and little to no preparation is needed beforehand.
Most patients report microdermabrasion as feeling like a rough facial massage. There is little discomfort afterward, but some skin redness may linger for about an hour after treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a versatile treatment that can be used on a wide variety of patients and skin types. It is particularly useful for treating:
- Dark spots or hyperpigmentation
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars or other facial scars
- Enlarged facial pores
- Sun damage
For men, microdermabrasion is particularly appealing because it is so effective and easy to use. It offers men a refreshed facial appearance and does not result in an outcome that looks “windswept” or overdone, a common concern among men seeking cosmetic rejuvenation. Microdermabrasion is a great option for men who want to refresh their skin’s appearance without having to undergo more invasive options.
Microdermabrasion typically results in little to no downtime. Patients may experience some minor side effects right after treatment, such as irritation or redness that may feel similar to a sunburn. Patients should take care of their skin just as they would with a sunburn: making sure it is protected from further sun exposure by using sunscreen and avoiding further irritants for a little while, such as facial cleansers or certain moisturizers. Your doctor will provide specific instructions to take care of newly treated skin, but most side effects should dissipate within days after treatment. In the first few days, patients should carefully follow aftercare instructions and pamper treated skin as much as possible.
The rejuvenating results of microdermabrasion are typically immediately apparent. Skin looks better, feels smoother, and is typically firmer and healthier-looking than before. For men, microdermabrasion gives their skin a smooth, polished appearance that can invigorate their overall appearance. Microdermabrasion also actively encourages the growth of new skin cells by stimulating new collagen production, ensuring skin continues to improve. Microdermabrasion is a great option for men on the go looking to rejuvenate their skin and look refreshed and invigorated.
Dr. Mendieta has been featured on numerous domestic and international television programs and publications, as well as a frequent lecturer in various professional society meetings.