One reason why your skin loses a healthy glow with age is because skin cell turnover decreases as we get older. Microdermabrasion is a safe treatment that enhances skin cell turnover to improve skin health and reduce signs of aging. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett, offers microdermabrasion for men and women in and around the Greater Phoenix area, such as Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Younger skin looks healthy and great because the skin cells are in a constant state of turnover where older cells are quickly replaced by new cells. As we get older, this process slows down, so our bodies hold on to damaged skin cells longer. Over time, our complexion starts to dull, and we develop lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is a treatment that removes older skin cells and triggers the body’s cell turnover.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can be used on any skin type and is great for sensitive skin. The treatment does not affect skin color, so it’s great for ethnic skin. Dr. Leverett performs microdermabrasion on the:
Good Candidates for Microdermabrasion
Dr. Leverett recommends microdermabrasion for treating:
- Dull complexion
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
What Can I Expect from My Microdermabrasion Treatment?
The device that is used for microdermabrasion treatments extrudes diamond particles at a high speed. As the particles hit the surface of your skin, the damaged cells are dislodged and removed with the suction portion of the microdermabrasion wand. Depending on the condition of your skin and specific flaw, Dr. Leverett may use one or more passes to treat the skin. During the treatment, you will experience a tingling sensation on your skin.
After the Microdermabrasion Treatment
After your microdermabrasion, your skin may feel slightly sensitive. You may experience some redness for the first 24 hours. If the microdermabrasion treatment targets problems deeper in the skin, you may have some minor swelling for the first 24 hours.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
The cost of microdermabrasion treatments varies by patient, so we will provide a cost after your consultation. Dr. Leverett offers financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, cash and cashier’s checks.
If you are looking for a comfortable and safe way to improve your complexion, microdermabrasion might be right for you. Body by Leverett offers microdermabrasion treatments for men and women in and around the Greater Phoenix area, such as Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert. Contact us today to schedule your microdermabrasion consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett.