A dermatologic technique known as microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to gently stimulate collagen production in the skin. Dr. Clarence Wiley, Sr. can perform this safe and effective dermatological treatment at our Oklahoma City, OK, practice to enhance the appearance of your skin. Microdermabrasion can be used to reduce signs of aging and help refresh your overall appearance, and the treatment can typically be completed in less than an hour. Patients with dull, wrinkled skin can achieve smoother, more even texture with reduced appearance of fine lines with minimal downtime.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that administers a gentle stream of microcrystals to the surface of the face to remove dry and damaged skin cells. As the outer layer is removed, collagen production is increased to reveal a brighter and healthier-looking complexion.
Because this treatment is noninvasive, you can return to normal activity immediately following the procedure.
Conditions Microdermabrasion Can Treat
Microdermabrasion can help treat a variety of skin conditions, including:
- Clogged pores
- Minor scars
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Uneven skin texture
Who is a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for this procedure should be healthy and have realistic expectations for what microdermabrasion can accomplish. For patients with more moderate to severe signs of aging, you may benefit from one of our other procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Wiley will perform a thorough evaluation of your skin to help determine which treatment is best suited for you.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for patients who have recently undergone a chemical peel, have active acne, warts, herpes, or untreated lesions. You may not qualify for this procedure if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have keloids or deep scars
- Have untreated diabetes
- Have an auto-immune disorder
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Once your treatment plan has been established, Dr. Wiley will begin your procedure by thoroughly cleaning your skin. Using a small handheld device, the microcrystals will be applied to the outer surface of your skin. Microdermabrasion uses a combination of friction and heat to remove dead cells while polishing and smoothing your skin.
It is not uncommon to feel a mild scratching sensation as the device moves across your skin. After your procedure, Dr. Wiley will apply a hydrating moisturizer to help soothe and protect the treatment area. Because microdermabrasion is noninvasive, you can return to normal activity immediately following the procedure. After your procedure, practicing a good skin care regimen, wearing sunscreen, and attending monthly treatments can help you maintain optimal results.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Patients who undergo routine microdermabrasion procedures are able to enjoy:
- Quick results
- Noninvasive treatment
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Healthier complexion
- Smoother skin texture
- Even skin tone
- Reduced acne scarring
- Smaller pores
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are looking for a noninvasive treatment to address signs of aging in order to achieve a more youthful-looking appearance, we recommend speaking with Dr. Wiley about the benefits of microdermabrasion. To learn if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, please contact our practice online or by calling (405) 278-7911 to schedule your consultation.