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Microdermabrasion in Wayland, MA

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About Microdermabrasion

If you run your hands over your face, does your skin feel soft and smooth or rough like sandpaper? If rough, the top layer of your skin may be cluttered with dead skin cells that are making your complexion dull and uneven. At Forever Slender MedSpa in Wayland, MA, and Norton, MA, our team offers cosmetic services like noninvasive skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion.

Fast and effective, microdermabrasion treatments remove the outer layer of dead skin cells so your complexion is brighter and healthier. This procedure can be used alone or with another cosmetic treatment, like a dermal filler or chemical peel, for more dramatic improvements. During your consultation, we will create a unique treatment plan for your specific skin concerns and cosmetic goals.

Ideal Candidates

Microdermabrasion treatments can improve the appearance of surface skin blemishes including fine lines, uneven texture, dull skin tone, sun damage, scars, and clogged pores. It is safe for people of all skin tone and type that want healthier, clearer skin. These treatments are most often performed on the face, but it can also benefit the skin on your neck, chest, and hands. This procedure should not be performed on skin that has an open wound or if you have a chronic condition, like acne or rosacea.

Procedure Technique

Microdermabrasion treatments are performed in our office after a thorough consultation to determine what services will provide your best results. For the treatment, you will relax in a comfortable chair as your skin is cleaned and prepared. The microdermabrasion handpiece will pass over your skin as the tool both polishes and vacuums the crystals and dead skin. While the treatment feels odd, it should not be painful, so you wouldn't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia.

The microdermabrasion will be performed evenly over the chosen areas, with more care and sensitivity around the eyes. Once the treatment is complete, the skin will be lightly cleansed to remove any residue before a moisturizer, selected for your skin type with sun protection, is applied.

What to Expect

After a microdermabrasion treatment, you can resume your normal activities as long as you wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be sensitive. Your face should feel smoother and your tone should be brighter and more even. To maintain your results, our aestheticians recommend scheduling treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.

Many Forever Slender MedSpa patients notice that after microdermabrasion treatments, their home skin care products (especially lotions and creams) absorb more easily into their skin for better results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does microdermabrasion cost?
The price for microdermabrasion will be discussed during your consultation with a skin care professional. Once you discuss your needs and they examine your skin, your custom treatment plan will be created. Forever Slender MedSpa often has specials on treatments like microdermabrasion and discounted packages if you buy several sessions.

Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your concerns and goals, a skin care professional will help you decide if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the best treatment for you. In general, microdermabrasion is good to clear away the outer layer of dead and damaged skin cells so your complexion is smooth and healthier. A light chemical peel produces similar results to microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel is better if your concerns are deeper. The amount of time you want to spend in recovery may also influence which treatment you want since microdermabrasion requires little to no downtime.

How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you should get anywhere from 5 – 12 microdermabrasion treatments every 2 – 4 weeks to see your best results. After that, you should schedule treatments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain the health of your skin. During your consultation, your technician will create a treatment plan with recommendations specific to your skin's needs that details how often you should schedule appointments for microdermabrasion.

How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
After your microdermabrasion treatment, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours to allow your skin time to rest and heal. You should avoid direct exposure to UV rays (natural sunlight or tanning beds) and protect your skin with sunscreen. To minimize redness and swelling after the procedure, we may recommend a special moisturizer or cold compresses.

Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. Many patients combine microdermabrasion with a facial or an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX. You should be open about all your aesthetic concerns during your consultation so your technician can create a treatment plan that reaches all your goals.

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Reveal your healthiest, most radiant complexion with nonsurgical microdermabrasion treatments at Forever Slender MedSpa. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing, and other skin care services in Metro West Boston at our Wayland, MA office and in Southeastern Massachusetts at our Norton, MA office.

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