Revealing healthy skin with microdermabrasion in Westlake Village
During the winter, many plants go dormant and then in the spring they burst to life, exposing their fresh new growth that is pristine and unblemished. A person’s skin is constantly generating fresh growth and renewing itself. The fresh new layer of skin is hidden by the outermost layer. Microdermabrasion safely and effectively reveals the new layer of skin.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a method that gently removes the outermost layer of skin (stratum corneum) revealing the new healthy layer underneath. The stratum corneum is made up of dead skin cells that are being shed. In many ways, microdermabrasion can be compared to exfoliation because all it does is remove the dead skin. The skin that is exposed is softer, smother and brighter in appearance. This noninvasive non-surgical procedure requires no down time. Appointments generally take about 30 minutes; Westlake Village patients can have this procedure performed during their lunch hour.
The benefits of microdermabrasion go beyond revealing the healthy layer of skin below the stratum corneum, and can reduce or eliminate a number of skin problems including:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Black heads
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
Patients often begin with two treatments a month until they achieve their desired results and then reduce that to a monthly appointment to maintain the results. Another benefit to repeated treatments is, over time, the stimulation caused by the microdermabrasion can result in an increase in the production of collagen. The decline of collagen is a contributing factor in the formation of lines and wrinkles, it naturally declines as a person ages.
After the procedure
This procedure is very gentle, in addition to no down time, the side effects are very mild, the most common being redness after the procedure. It is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure after the procedure. Dr. Panagotacos, or a member of her staff, will advise you on anything you should or should not do after your procedure.
If you would like to discover the smooth skin that is hiding just out of sight, call Dr. Panagotacos’ office today at (805)-379-DERM (3376) and ask about microdermabrasion.