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Rochester, MI
Northpointe Ear Nose Throat & Cosmetic Surgery Center
1135 West University Drive Suite 210
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 844-3690

Lapeer, MI Medspa
Northpointe Ear Nose Throat & Cosmetic Surgery Center
951 S Main Street, Suite 2
Lapeer, MI 48446
(810) 664-7640


By Northpointe Ear, Nose, and Throat & Cosmetic Surgery Center
July 14, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Microdermabrasion is an excellent option if you're concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and other skin issues. microdermabrasionDr. Douglas Hegyi of Northpointe Ear Nose Throat & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Lapeer and Rochester, MI, explains how microdermabrasion works. The service is offered at his Options MedSpa.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion removes the outer layer of the skin that contains fine lines, shallow scar, and other flaws. The treatment also helps form collagen, the protein that gives skin its elasticity. When collagen thickens, your skin becomes tighter and smoother.

Who can benefit from microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion treatments can be helpful if you have:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Lines and wrinkles located in the top layers of your skin disappear after microdermabrasion treatment. The treatment is not a good option for deep wrinkles.
  • Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation: Microdermabrasion is an excellent choice if you're concerned about age spots and dark patches of skin on your face.
  • Pore Reduction: Loss of skin elasticity as you age can enlarge your pores. Microdermabrasion treatment firms collagen and shrinks pores.
  • Acne: The treatment unclogs pores and also diminishes the appearance of light scars.
  • Stretch Marks: Microdermabrasion can also be helpful in minimizing the appearance of stretch marks.
  • More Vibrant Skin Tone: Treatment removes dead skin cells that can dull your complexion. Microdermabrasion may be used before a facial or a chemical peel.

What happens during a microdermabrasion treatment?

Your skin is thoroughly cleaned to remove dirt and impurities before your treatment begins in our Lapeer or Rochester offices. Because microdermabrasion gently removes the top layer of the skin with a spray of fine crystals, you may be given a pair of goggles to wear to prevent stray crystals from getting in your eyes. The handheld device used to spray the crystals uses vacuum suction to retrieve the used crystals and the loosened dead skin cells. Treatment usually takes about 30 minutes and isn't painful. After your treatment, your skin will look a little red, and you will notice some minor peeling during the next several days. Once peeling ends, your skin will look firmer and smoother.

Microdermabrasion offers a gentle, non-invasive way to improve your appearance. Call Dr. Douglas Hegyi of Northpointe Ear Nose Throat & Cosmetic Surgery Center and Options MedSpa to schedule your visit. Make an appointment by calling (810) 664-7640 for the Lapeer, MI, office or (248) 844-3690 for the Rochester, MI, office.