Dr. G's Weightloss

Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in New Hartford, NY

Whether your skin looks dull and dry, or you’re bothered by brown spots, fine wrinkles, and other signs of aging, microdermabrasion is a gentle yet effective way to refresh your complexion and restore a younger appearance. The team at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness has helped many patients regain vibrant, strong skin with microdermabrasion. To schedule your appointment, call the office in New Hartford, New York, or use the online booking feature.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle procedure that effectively exfoliates the outer layer of dry, dead skin. The procedure is performed using a device that streams tiny crystals or has a micronized diamond-tipped wand. As your aesthetician moves either device over your skin, dead skin cells are loosened and then removed with suction.

How Does Microdermabrasion Improve My Skin?

New skin cells develop in deeper layers of the skin, then migrate toward the surface where dead cells normally shed. Microdermabrasion clears away the debris at the surface, which helps remove imperfections and give new skin the ability to shine through.

Following microdermabrasion, you’ll see improvements in skin problems such as:

  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Oily skin
  • Acne
  • Clogged pores
  • Superficial scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen production. Over time, collagen production slows down, leading to loose, sagging skin. A boost in collagen means that new skin is stronger, tighter, and more resilient.

What Should I Expect During a Microdermabrasion Procedure?

Your procedure only takes about 30 minutes. You may feel a slight warmth or vibrating sensation, but microdermabrasion is a mild, comfortable experience.

When your microdermabrasion is finished, your skin may be mildly red for a short time, but you won’t need time to recover, so you can get right back to your normal daily activities.

You’ll notice a distinct improvement in your skin after one session. However, most patients need several sessions spaced about two weeks apart to remove more skin imperfections and promote ongoing collagen production.

How Should I Care for My Skin After Microdermabrasion?

Skin care following microdermabrasion is important, because the skin’s natural, protective barrier is temporarily disrupted. For a short time, your skin will be more sensitive and susceptible to ultraviolet light. Your aesthetician provides detailed skin care instructions, which include the need to keep your skin well-hydrated and use a sunscreen or avoid sunlight.

Your skin is more receptive to hydrating and nourishing products after exfoliation. Your aesthetician at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness is available to recommend the best skin care routine and products for your skin.

If you’re ready to diminish the signs of aging and restore a fresh, vibrant complexion, call Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness or book an appointment online.