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Brookside Dermatology Associates

Medical Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Bridgeport, CT

Dull, dry, rough skin, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging can wreck the appearance of your skin and destroy your confidence. If you’re dealing with skin issues and want a long-lasting, minimally invasive solution, consider microdermabrasion at Brookside Dermatology Associates. Located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the team offers personalized and effective microdermabrasion to address your skin concerns. Schedule a consultation today to find out more by calling or booking a visit online.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a handheld tool to gently exfoliate the surface layers of your skin for smoother, more even skin tone and texture. Compared to at-home microdermabrasion kits, the team at Brookside Dermatology Associates offers professional-grade microdermabrasion for deeper exfoliation after just one treatment.

When is microdermabrasion recommended?

Microdermabrasion is used for skin that is dull, dry, or has uneven tone and/or texture. The team may also recommend microdermabrasion to:

  • Reduce the appearance of age spots and blackheads
  • Decrease signs of hyperpigmentation
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Decrease the size of enlarged pores
  • Treat acne and acne scars

Since microdermabrasion sessions are personalized based on your specific skin issues, treatments can be tailored to your unique needs and trouble spots on your skin for a more even complexion and smoother skin overall.

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion uses a small handheld tool with an abrasive head that spins quickly to exfoliate your skin. This allows for precise, detailed treatment of your trouble spots. Different abrasive heads can be used throughout the procedure for different levels of exfoliation depending on the thickness of scar tissue or depth of wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen, which is an elastic fiber that increases skin tightness and flexibility. This can help improve areas where you’re experiencing sagging or dull skin for a more youthful, bright appearance.

What should I expect when getting microdermabrasion?

Before your microdermabrasion session, your Brookside Dermatology Associates provider discusses your skins concerns with you and develops a treatment plan to guide your session. Once you’re ready, your provider has you lie on a comfortable reclining chair and wear protective eyeglasses. Your provider then cleans and prepares your skin for the procedure.

During the procedure, your provider alternates the exfoliating heads on the handheld microdermabrasion wand to buff off dead skin cells on different areas of your face. You may feel mild pressure and rubbing while microdermabrasion is performed. Afterwards, your provider rinses your skin to remove any remaining dead skin cells. The entire process lasts about one hour and you may notice your skin appears red or irritated for a couple of hours after your treatment.

In most cases, patients see an immediate improvement in the appearance and smoothness of their skin, though multiple sessions may be recommended to reach your specific goals.

Find out how microdermabrasion can improve the tone and texture of your skin by scheduling a consultation online or by phone at Brookside Dermatology Associates.

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