Age spots aren’t a sign of a medical condition, but they can significantly alter your appearance. These discolorations can make you look older than you really are. Getting rid of them involves an abrasive resurfacing of the skin. New skin growth will be lighter in tone, making the age spots virtually disappear.
Microdermabrasion is a proven method for removing dead or damaged cells of the upper epidermis. The resulting growth of new tissue improves the overall tone of the facial skin. Not only does this procedure diminish the appearance of age spots, but it can also smooth out and lighten other discolorations, such as freckles and stretch marks. At Carolina Plastic Surgery, we offer consultation services for those interested in learning more about how microdermabrasion works.
What the Procedure Involves
The epidermis is actually two layers of skin. The upper layer is dead skin cells that protect the lower layers of skin from invasion by molecules in the atmosphere. This protective layer also guards against microbes and other foreign materials that can enter the body when the skin gets dirty.
Microdermabrasion lifts away this protective layer. This doesn’t mean that the body is now prone to infections. Instead, the body responds by rapidly building up the new growth that is now exposed. Nutrients are rushed via the bloodstream to speed up the process. The new skin growth will be healthier and more even in tone.
The instrument we use for this procedure is a sanding tool that applies abrasive material to the surface of the skin. The material and dead skin cells are then sucked up by a vacuum device.
What Patients Should Know
An anesthetic is not needed for this procedure. The entire procedure usually takes less than 45 minutes, even if several areas of the face are being treated. The client can resume normal activities immediately after their treatment session.
Microdermabrasion is effective for creating more even skin tone and reducing the appearance of small wrinkles and age spots. A consultation is required in order for us to determine whether this simple skin treatment procedure is the best course of action. Age spots are easily treated with microdermabrasion because they form in the dermis, not the supporting tissues that lie beneath the skin.
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The team of professionals at Carolina Plastic Surgery will be happy to address your skin concerns during a consultation at our office in Fayetteville. If you have tried other techniques for lightening the skin tone and getting rid of age spots, consider a simple microdermabrasion procedure. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to find out how this non-surgical, non-invasive treatment procedure can give you back your youthful appearance!