Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that is performed to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, crows feet, and other signs of aging. The procedure uses a fine spray of microcrystals to reduce older, dead skin cells and rejuvenate the patient’s appearance. Microdermabrasion is offered at Light Facial Plastic Surgery in Decatur, Alabama along with dermaplaning, chemical peels, and other non-surgical treatments.
Microdermabrasion is a highly effective skin treatment that is performed to exfoliate the skin and stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, two proteins that are vital for a smooth, youthful-looking complexion. A hand-held device is moved over the treatment area that emits a fine spray of tiny aluminum oxide crystals. The crystals treat old, dry skin cells to reveal the younger, healthier layers underneath. Many patients notice improvement after just one treatment, but usually a series of five to twelve treatments is necessary for optimal microdermabrasion benefits. We use the highly regarded Bella microdermabrasion machine at our practice with outstanding results.
The procedure uses a fine spray of microcrystals to treat older, dead skin cells and rejuvenate the patient’s appearance. Many of our patients notice improvement after just one treatment.Dr. Ben Light, M.D.
Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin in three ways: by treating dry and dead skin cells, by revealing newer, smoother, and younger skin, and by stimulating the production of elastic and collagen. Treatments can be painless and can be completed in less than one hour.
Recovery from Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that may not require any downtime. Although patients can possibly return to work right away, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and refrain from wearing make-up for several days. Dr. Light’s aesthetic staff also recommends using moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated after treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Light
Dr. Light is a renowned facial plastic surgeon serving patients from Nashville to Birmingham and across the Southeast. He has lectured extensively across the country on a variety of topics, including the techniques that can be used to make procedures as comfortable as possible for patients. He is board-certified as a facial plastic surgeon and focuses exclusively on procedures for the face and neck.