Medical Spa & Cosmetic-Laser Specialist located in Arlington, VA
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment to make your skin smooth and bright by removing dead cells from its surface. At Tchabo MedSpa in Arlington, Virginia, skilled estheticians perform the treatment and help you care for your skin afterwards to maintain your glowing results. To schedule a consultation for microdermabrasion, call or book an appointment online today.
Microdermabrasion Q & A
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a powerful exfoliative treatment that sloughs off the superficial layers of your skin. Once treatment is complete, you can enjoy a fresh-faced glow with fewer marks, blemishes, and textural issues.
At Tchabo MedSpa, the experienced estheticians perform microdermabrasion carefully in order to avoid causing damage to deeper layers of your skin. During the treatment, they spray fine particles onto your skin’s surface before removing them with suction. These particles may be aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate.
After microdermabrasion, your esthetician applies a soothing, hydrating moisturizer to your skin’s surface. They also apply sunscreen to protect your sensitive skin from the harmful UV light of the sun.
What will my skin look like after microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can revive your skin to make it look much more youthful and brighter than before. Exfoliating your skin with this highly effective treatment results in significant reductions in certain skin features and flaws, many of which come from sun damage or the process of aging.
After your treatment, you may see fewer:
- Dark spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Blackheads and clogged pores
- Acne scars
Microdermabrasion also alleviates dryness and dullness, resulting in a renewal of your skin’s natural glow. It’s a leader in exfoliative treatments because of the drastic changes it can make to your complexion.
How should I prepare for microdermabrasion?
Since microdermabrasion is nonsurgical and minimally invasive, you don’t need to do much to prepare for the treatment. You should come in for a brief consultation with an esthetician at Tchabo MedSpa to make sure the treatment is right for you. You should be sure to mention any inflammatory skin conditions, allergies, and past cosmetic procedures at this time.
Before your appointment, your esthetician might tell you to avoid sun exposure and artificial tanning beds for several weeks. In the days leading up to your appointment, you should also stop using exfoliative products.
On the day of your appointment, be sure to remove all makeup from your skin.
What should I expect after microdermabrasion?
You can complete the rest of your errands or workday immediately after you finish your microdermabrasion treatment at Tchabo MedSpa. While you might experience a bit of redness and tenderness, side effects like these typically subside within hours.
Your skin is more sensitive than usual for several weeks after microdermabrasion, so it’s important to continue using sunscreen every day and gentle moisturizers to keep it hydrated. You’ll see results right away, but your esthetician might recommend a series of several treatments with some healing time between them.
Eventually, you’ll start to see unfavorable features reappear as your skin continues to get damage from weathering and stress. You can book maintenance microdermabrasion treatments periodically if you choose.
Book your initial consultation for microdermabrasion by calling Tchabo MedSpa or reserving an appointment online today.