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Take years off your skin thanks to this skin resurfacing system.
Aging happens to all of us; however, it doesn’t mean our skin has to give away our age. Of course, if you’ve spent years basking in the sun to get the perfect tan or you had acne as a teenager that has now left scars, you may be looking for a treatment option that will be able to reduce or even get rid of these issues and improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of your skin.
What is microdermabrasion?
During microdermabrasion, a dermatologist will glide a small device over the skin that contains fine crystals designed to remove the outermost layer of dead skin to reveal healthier, more radiant and younger-looking skin underneath.
As the handheld device is directed over the skin to blast away dead skin cells and remove the outer layers of the skin it also stimulates the production of collagen and the growth of new skin cells. Collagen is instrumental in keeping skin tight and firm but our bodies do not produce as much collagen as we get older, which is why the skin becomes loose and saggy.
What can microdermabrasion help with?
Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option for handling a variety of dermatological issues. If you feel like your skin has become dull and lifeless, this treatment can enhance and improve the tone and radiance of your skin.
Since this treatment removes the outer layers of the skin, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, age spots and other imperfections. If you are someone who has enlarged pores, microdermabrasion can clean out the pores to remove excess oil and to reduce their appearance.
Microdermabrasion doesn’t just reduce imperfections in the skin, it can also help tighten the skin and make it look more vibrant.
What can I expect from microdermabrasion treatment?
The treatment itself is completely painless and only takes between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. Depending on the severity of the issues you wish to treat, your dermatologist will tell you how many sessions you will need to get the results you want. Typically, you’ll receive anywhere from five to 12 treatments spread out a couple of weeks apart, but you should notice results almost immediately.
If you are interested in what microdermabrasion can do for your skin then it’s time to talk to a dermatologist who can discuss your treatment goals and determine the best course of action to give you that healthy, glowing and younger-looking skin.
At Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, FL, our providers are committed to providing our patients with the most effective and up-to-date skin treatments. Photodynamic (PDT) therapy is one such regimen. PDT combines scientifically proven light and chemical based treatments to provide unprecedented results for a variety of skin ailments and conditions. You can learn more about PDT here.
How does PDT work?
While chemical treatments and laser light therapies work well on their own, they have their limitations. But with photodynamic therapy, these two treatments are combined to make one highly effective, non-invasive remedy. By applying a special photosensitizing solution to your skin an hour or more before your treatment, your Delray Beach dermatologist is making the targeted skin cells more responsive to the light therapy. In just one or two treatments, you may achieve healthier and more youthful-looking skin.
What does PDT treat?
PDT has many benefits that have been well-documented. Inflammatory conditions such as acne and rosacea respond very well to the combination of light and chemicals. Sun-damaged skin is also greatly improved using this method. Even precancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis, some of which may be too small to be seen, can be targeted and removed. PDT not only treats these medical problems; it also offers cosmetic benefits, leaving the skin smoother and more even-toned with no scarring.
What happens after PDT?
The proper aftercare of photodynamic therapy is very important. Because the chemical solution makes the skin extremely sensitive to light and remains active for a time, your Delray Beach dermatologist will give you specific instructions to avoid sunlight in any form for at least 48 hours after your appointment. Sunscreen, hats, scarves and sunglasses should be worn to protect the treatment area, which will be prone to redness and peeling for up to a week following your PDT therapy.
If your skin needs rejuvenation, the staff at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery wants to help you! Contact our office in Delray Beach, FL, to schedule a consultation about photodynamic therapy today!
Welcome to the Blog of Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dermatologist in the Delray Beach, FL area, we’re excited you are here. With the dermatology industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote skin health awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dermatology news, advancements in dermatology treatments, practical skin care advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best skin health.
As always, feel free to contact Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery with any dermatology questions or concerns.
-- The Dermatology Team at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery