Address Sun Damage with Microdermabrasion

The ultraviolet rays of the sun can seriously damage your skin. This is especially true over time if you are an avid outdoors person and have lived most of your life basking in the sun. The ultraviolet light leads to wrinkles and dark spots as well as other problems such as actinic keratosis and certain skin cancers. Fortunately, you can treat sun damage with microdermabrasion and remove or reduce the appearance of sun damage. 

How Does It Work?

Our trained technicians use a hand-held device to professionally exfoliate the skin. This is different from an exfoliating face scrub. Microdermabrasion removes the epidermis, which is the top layer of skin and promotes the production of collagen and new skin cells. After the mild abrasion, there is a vacuum suction procedure to remove the dead outer layer of cells. The new skin is now at the surface with an even skin tone. With new collagen, the skin looks firmer and more youthful. It is safe and effective for all skin types. 

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that can dramatically reduce the appearance of sun damage. It is an effective treatment for:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mild scarring

Who is a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

When you consult with our dermatologist your sun damaged skin will be examined. If microdermabrasion is your best option for treating the sun damage we will recommend a course of treatment. 

There is no recovery time for the treatment because it is non-invasive. This means you can go back to work or other regular activities immediately after the procedure. Our specialist will give you instructions for caring for your skin including how to keep it moisturized and hydrated, as it may be flaky and dry for a day or two after the treatment. You will be asked to stay out of the sun for a few days and wear covering clothing or good sunscreen when you go outdoors. We will recommend the best sunscreen for your skin type. 

How Many Treatments are Needed for Best Results?

The number of treatments may be different for each individual. It will depend on the extent of sun damage. Older people may need multiple treatments to get the results they want because sun damage accumulates over time. It is the main cause of the appearance of aging even in younger people. When you talk to our specialist, you may get a good idea of how many treatments you need. On average, each treatment takes about 30 minutes. 

How to Prepare for Microdermabrasion?

We will give you detailed instructions for before and aftercare. 

  • Avoid sunlight, tanning beds and tanning creams for a week before the treatment
  • Do not exfoliate for one to three days before the treatment
  • Wait two or three weeks after a chemical peel or collagen injections

Get in Touch with Us for More Information

Sun damage is the most common cause of premature aging and brown spots. To learn more about how microdermabrasion can address your sun-damaged skin, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with CrisWell Medical Spa. At our convenient locations in Woburn, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation - we look forward to speaking with you!