Can microdermabrasion take your skin from "yikes" to "wow"?

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Do you have skin that looks less than perfect? Maybe you have age spots, acne scars or wrinkles that...

Do you have skin that looks less than perfect? Maybe you have age spots, acne scars or wrinkles that are making you look older than you feel. You can find specialty age spot cream and anti-aging lotion at the supermarket or department store, but most of these topical, over-the-counter treatments will not give you the results you are hoping for, if any at all. Consider trying microdermabrasion, which is a dermatological treatment that will "buff off" your old skin so that you can have brand new, smooth skin.

"Does it Hurt?"

When you visit an Atlanta-based dermatologist for microdermabrasion, your doctor will apply a special wand over your skin that will remove the top layer of skin in a non-invasive way. This treatment effectively smooths and polishes your skin, removes age spots and can even help your skin develop more collagen, which can plump up fine lines and wrinkles. Compared to most anti-aging skin treatments, the sensation from microdermabrasion can range from pain-free to feeling like a cat is licking your face.

"Will I Look Scary During Recovery?"

Microdermabrasion does require the top layer of skin to repair itself, which can take time and may leave your skin red and peeling. However, over the next two weeks, new skin cells will form, and your complexion will look fresh, smooth and renewed. If you have an important business meeting or sales appointment, you might consider rescheduling until your skin returns to normal. It is also a good idea to talk to your doctor about whether this type of treatment is right for you. Some health conditions can cause your body to heal more slowly, such as diabetes, so it is important to be careful about any anti-aging treatments like microdermabrasion.

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