If you’re sick of your clogged pores after a few months of falling out of your regular skin care habits, you may consider having a short series of microdermabrasion to clean out your pores. Microdermabrasion uses a mechanical abrasion, in combination with a gentle suction, to remove dead skin cells and unwanted debris that clogs up your pores and sits on the outermost layers of your skin. Microdermabrasion not only cleans out your pores, but allows your skin to appear more vibrant and smooth.
Dr. Schweiger notes that, “Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for our patients who want to clean out their pores and improve the appearance of their skin. It does not improve deep acne scars, but it can help to unclog pores that may otherwise lead to acne. We recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments, usually at 3-4 week intervals.” Upon arriving for your microdermabrasion appointment, you will first cleanse your skin to remove any makeup and dirt from your skin. Then, while lying down comfortably, the microdermabrasion will begin. It feels like a gentle suction, without any pain or discomfort. Nearly all patients are ably to carry on normal conversation during the treatment and don’t experience any downtime after the treatment. Immediately following microdermabrasion, some patients experience mild erythema (redness), which goes away without treatment in the next 1-2 hours. There are no special instructions following microdermabrasion, other than to avoid harsh or irritating topical medications that evening.