What Microdermabrasion Can Do for Your Skin
By Winyah Bay Dermatology
July 25, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Microdermabrasion can help you achieve skin that is smoother and looks healthier and more youthful. Microdermabrasion is performed in-office by dermatology professionals and offers such advantages as being non-surgical and requiring little to no downtime. At Winyah Bay Dermatology, Dr. Michelle Welch-Smith is your dermatologist for microdermabrasion in Georgetown, SC, and serving Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC.

How Microdermabrasion Helps

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that can help you achieve more youthful-looking skin by reducing the signs of aging. Microdermabrasion can be used to improve the appearance of the following skin concerns:

  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull complexion
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Melasma

Microdermabrasion can even enhance the effects of many anti-aging or skin-bleaching products since it makes it easier for such products to penetrate the skin. Your dermatology professionals for microdermabrasion in Georgetown can help you decide if it is the right treatment to help you achieve the results you desire.

How Microdermabrasion Works

Microdermabrasion is a method for gently exfoliating the skin that is non-invasive and requires no downtime afterward. Several treatment sessions are needed to achieve maximum results and each session usually lasts about one hour. During treatment sessions, fine particles of an exfoliant, such as aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate, are sprayed onto the surface of the skin using a special suction tool that also suctions away dead skin cells as they are exfoliated.

Microdermabrasion works by exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells to reveal fresh, new skin. After the microdermabrasion treatment is finished, moisturizer is applied to the skin. The results of microdermabrasion are immediate so your skin will be visibly smoother and more youthful-looking right away. There is usually no downtime so you can resume normal activities immediately, but skin can be temporarily more sensitive so sunscreen should be used to protect it while in the sun.

Microdermabrasion can rejuvenate your skin and help you achieve a more youthful appearance. For microdermabrasion in Georgetown, SC, and serving Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC, schedule an appointment with Dr. Welch-Smith by calling Winyah Bay Dermatology at (843) 790-8769.


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