Microdermabrasion is a gentle, effective way of exfoliating the top layers of the skin to provide for cell turnover and the drastic reduction or elimination of imperfections. An esthetician can help you decide if microdermabrasion might be right for you.

Esthetician Consultation
Before having microdermabrasion, review the procedure with the esthetician. He or she will evaluate your skin, determine your skin type, and talk to you about your skincare concerns. You’ll learn what’s involved with microdermabrasion and you’ll set reasonable expectations for the results. The consultation is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have.

Skincare Concerns
Microdermabrasion can treat a range of skincare concerns. Many people have this treatment because they suffer from active acne or acne scars. It’s capable of reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and it can reduce or even eliminate the appearance of large pores. Microdermabrasion could also be right for you if you’re concerned about areas of hyperpigmentation, such as those caused by sun damage. Additionally, you may wish to schedule a microdermabrasion treatment if your skin appears dull or feels rough.

Medical Conditions
Before having microdermabrasion, be sure to tell your esthetician about your medical history. Microdermabrasion is safe and generally well tolerated. However, it might not be the best choice for you if you have facial warts, herpetic lesions, psoriasis, lupus, keloid scars, or very fragile capillaries. If you have a medical condition, your esthetician will work with you to determine the best treatment for your needs.

To learn whether microdermabrasion might be a good choice for you, schedule a consultation with the esthetician at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. Our state-of-the-art facility also provides plastic surgeries such as tummy tucks, liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and face lifts. You can reach us by calling (925) 272-2464 or by visiting us on the Web.