Aging skin often becomes less evenly toned, and this is often because older scarring becomes more and more prominent. Acne scars and scarring due to injury can look darker or can actually increase in elevation over the otherwise smooth surface of the skin. Microdermabrasion is a specialized treatment that can be used for scar removal. It effectively minimizes the appearance of scarring and other small areas of hyperpigmentation occurring at or near the surface of the epidermal layer or the upper part of the dermal layer. It isn’t as aggressive as traditional dermabrasion, so it cannot cause any sort of permanent damage to the skin surface. We offer this treatment to prospective clients throughout the Norfolk area.
How Microdermabrasion is Performed
During this treatment, many micro-sized crystals are used to gently exfoliate the skin. The crystals actually remove the epidermis without harming the dermal layers below. Why remove the epidermal layer? Well, the epidermis can become damaged in a number of ways. Environmental factors, a loss of moisture, and less collagen results in wrinkles, a brittle skin surface, and in some cases, a more transparent skin layer. Superficial scarring from injury or acne can become far more noticeable.
Removing the epidermal layer stimulates new cell creation, and the body will rush nutrients to the affected area to build up new epidermal tissue. This new skin will be healthier than what it replaced, so scarring will be far less visible. If the scarring is very superficial, this damaged material will also be gently removed, and when the tissue is replaced, it will be healthier. The scarring will be significantly diminished.
A Simple, In-House Procedure
Whether being used for scar removal or for some other purpose such as wrinkle reduction or acne treatment, microdermabrasion is performed in the comfort of our office in Norfolk. We may suggest a series of treatment sessions based on our observations of the skin during the consultation. A short period between treatments can have a significant positive effect on the final outcome. Also, remember that microdermabrasion can be used to address more than just scarring.
To get more information about microdermabrasion and how it can be used for scar removal, make an appointment at Medical Aesthetics of Virginia in Norfolk. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!