At Kathryn Russo Medical Aesthetics in Newton, we provide a variety of procedures for skincare treatment. Whether you are looking to minimize the visability of wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, or simply want to get back that smooth texture, these procedures can help you. We provide many different non-invasive, non-surgical procedures that are designed to improve your skin’s health. If you would like to find out what procedure is right for you, we would be more than happy to see you at a consultation at our office in Newton Massachusetts. 

What is Microdermabrasion?

There are three words that makeup microdermabrasion; micro, derma, and abrasion. Microdermabrasion is often described as exfoliation. By taking a small abrasive tool, we can exfoliate the surface of your skin. Microdermabrasion tools gently remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin while also forcing the skin to repair itself. When you go to the gym, small tears made in your muscles by running, cycling, or lifting weights lead to stronger muscles. Similarly, the minor damage that an abrasive tool does to the top layer of skin leads to the skin repairing itself by creating new smooth skin. 

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

Microdermabrasion tools are designed to treat blemishes, fine lines, sun-damaged skin, and more. By superficially damaging the top layers of skin, new skin cells will replace the old, dead cells. This can help remove scars, smooth the texture of the skin, and get rid of large pores and blackheads. Microdermabrasion is one of many different skin treatments we provide at our office, when someone comes to us for a consultation, we help them find the ideal treatment for their goals. If you want to know if microdermabrasion is right for you, please contact our office.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microdermabrasion

As mentioned above, microdermabrasion is one of many treatments we might recommend to a client. If you have any questions about the procedure that are not covered here, please reach out to our office! 

Most common side effects of microdermabrasion are temporary and go away within a few hours after the treatment. These side effects include redness, swelling, and mild soreness or tenderness in the treated area. Minor bruising may also occur but is less common. Some providers recommend the use of a moisturizer to handle any dry or flakey skin. 

Microdermabrasion is considered a safe skin care treatment. Because the applicator is only affecting the top layers of the skin, there is little to zero risk of any issues regarding this treatment. However, as with any procedure it is important to work with a professional who is trained and experienced in her field. 

Because microdermabrasion treatments just effect the top layer of skin, it is unlikely you will feel any discomfort during the treatment. Some soreness or tenderness around the treated area may occur after the treatment, but these side effects usually fade within the first few hours after a treatment. 

To prepare for your treatment, it is recommended that you remove any makeup if you are having your face treated. Additionally some providers recommend that you avoid too much time in the sun, tanning creams, and waxing prior to your treatment.