AestiLISSE Microdermabrasion appeals to a wide range of patients with early signs of aging, sun damage and other subtle facial imperfections, especially those who desire a light no-downtime procedure.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure based on exfoliation of the upper-most layer of the skin called the stratum corneum. The procedure is performed individually or in a series for revitalizing and improving the skin’s appearance and smoothness.
How does it work?
With the AestiLISE 2-in-1 microdermabrasion system your practitioner can use either a precise crystal stream or a diamond tip crystal-free handpiece to loosen the layer of dead skin cells that form on the surface and dull the skin’s appearance. The debris from treatment is then vacuumed away revealing fresh, invigorated skin.
Why does our office use the AestiLISSE microdermabrasion system?
Our office uses the AestiLISSE system for microdermabrasion because of its efficiency, reliability, and proven results. The broad range of settings on the AestiLISSE allows our practice to customize treatment to your skin type and individual needs.
Dermabrasion dates back to the early 1900s, when it was used primarily to improve scars from acne, chicken pox, accidents, or disease. Today, the process is predominantly used to treat skin conditions such as pigmentation, sunspots, and wrinkles.
Dermabrasion is a surgical planing of the skin and can be performed on an outpatient basis. During this procedure, the patient’s skin is frozen with a topically applied spray, then a high-speed rotary instrument with an abrasive wheel or brush abrades, or “sands,” the upper layers of the skin and improves irregularities in the skin surface. The result is a rejuvenated appearance and improved contour, achieved when a new layer of remodeled skin replaces the damaged skin. The new skin has a smooth, refreshed appearance. Results are quite remarkable and long-lasting.
For several days after dermabrasion, the patient may feel a burning sensation at the site of treatment. Healing usually occurs within 7-10 days. Medications may be prescribed to alleviate any discomfort the patient may have. Newly formed skin, which is pink at first, develops a normal appearance in most cases, over a period of 8-12 weeks. There may be initial crusting of the site; make-up can be used as soon as this crusting has healed. Most patients can resume their normal activities 7-10 days after dermabrasion. Patients should avoid unnecessary direct and indirect sunlight for three to six months after the procedure and to use a sunscreen on a regular basis when outdoors.