SANTÉ Aesthetics and Wellness -  - Medical Aesthetics

SANTÉ Aesthetics and Wellness

Medical Aesthetics located in Portland, OR

If you look in the mirror and see dull skin, brown spots, clogged pores, acne, or fine lines and wrinkles, it’s time to consider renewing your appearance with a quick and gentle microdermabrasion session. Marcea Wiggins, ND, and the team at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness have helped many patients improve their complexion and obtain radiant, beautiful skin with microdermabrasion. To learn whether you’re a good candidate, call the office in Portland, Oregon, or book an appointment online.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe and noninvasive way to exfoliate the outermost layer of dry, dead skin. The team at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness performs microdermabrasion using a micronized diamond-tipped wand to gently exfoliate, then the device uses suction to remove the loosened skin cells.

How can microdermabrasion improve my skin?

When the outer layer of dry, dead skin cells is removed, it clears the way for fresh, new skin. In addition to gaining a healthier, glowing complexion, microdermabrasion eliminates skin imperfections.

With microdermabrasion, you’ll see improvements in:

  • Uneven skin pigmentation (age spots and sun damage)
  • Blotchy skin
  • Texture problems
  • Oily skin
  • Clogged pores
  • Acne
  • Superficial scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Microdermabrasion also promotes collagen production, which makes your new skin tighter, stronger, and more resilient. A boost in collagen is an important benefit because natural collagen production slows down as you get older.

What should I expect during microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is truly a lunch-hour procedure — it only takes about 30 minutes and there’s no downtime involved. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, you may develop slight redness, but that should go away within a few hours.

During the procedure, you may feel a mild warmness or notice a vibrating sensation. Otherwise, it’s truly a gentle experience. As a result, you can repeat the treatment in about two weeks. In fact, you should plan on undergoing a series of treatments.

Although you’ll notice an immediate improvement in your skin even after one microdermabrasion session, most patients need more than one session. Multiple treatments remove more skin imperfections and continuously boost collagen, which leads to optimal results and a vibrant complexion.

What skin care routine should I follow after microdermabrasion?

You’ll receive detailed skin care instructions about cleansing and moisturizing after your microdermabrasion treatment. Your post-treatment skin is more sensitive and susceptible to ultraviolet light. It’s essential to either avoid sunlight or to use a sunscreen.

The perfect time to evaluate your daily skin care routine is right after microdermabrasion. Once the outer layer of dead skin is gone, your skin is more receptive to hydrating and nourishing products that help maintain healthy skin. The team at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness are available to recommend the best regimen and products for your skin.

If you have questions about microdermabrasion or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness or use the online booking feature.

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