Am I an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
By Moss Dermatology
August 06, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

You expose your skin to a host of environmental elements daily, whether directly or indirectly. Over time, pollution, the sun’s harsh rays, as well as other elements could take a significant toll on the skin.

One of the best ways to undo years of skin damage that we offer here at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills NY under the guidance of Dr. Tamara Moss is microdermabrasion. This skin treatment is capable of eliminating or reducing the appearance of pigmentation, mild fine lines, wrinkles, as well as shallower acne scars.

What Exactly is Forest Hills Microdermabrasion?

It is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that utilizes a spray of microcrystals for removing the skin’s dry and damaged outermost layer to reveal healthier and younger-looking skin. Likewise, microdermabrasion triggers the skin to produce skin cells with higher concentrations of elastin and collagen to further enhance your skin quality, and therefore, overall appearance.

It’s similar to dermabrasion but significantly gentler. Dermabrasion entails a more invasive and intensive process and is geared towards treating deeper scars, significant skin damage, and deeper lines and wrinkles. This isn't the case with Forest Hills Microdermabrasion.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Your dermatologist in Forest Hills NY is the best person to determine your eligibility for microdermabrasion. However, generally speaking, ideal candidates for the procedure are those looking to get rid of age spots, uneven discoloration, sun damage, minor acne scars, shallow wrinkles and lines, clogged pores, and skin texture issues. Microdermabrasion can likewise work for individuals with mild acne and rosacea, as it can improve or eliminate imperfections and uncover fresh and undamaged skin.

Individuals who’ve recently had a chemical peel or other more invasive treatments like collagen injections must wait a week or two before microdermabrasion treatment. Potential patients should likewise stop tanning or waxing the treatment site a couple of weeks before the procedure. Talk to your dermatologist for specific dos and don’ts for skin prep.

Who’s Not an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

In general, Forest Hills Microdermabrasion isn’t recommended for individuals who are pregnant and those with severe and active acne, deep scars, undiagnosed lesions, active keloids, facial warts, a recent case of herpes, unmanaged diabetes, and an autoimmune disorder. People who have severe or moderate skin defects or conditions as well as deeper lines, creases, or scars would benefit more from stronger skin procedures such as laser therapy and chemical peels.

For Questions and More Information on Microdermabrasion, Reach Out to Us

Arrange a consultation with Dr. Tamara Moss here at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills NY by dialing (718) 268-3161.