Are you looking for a treatment to rejuvenate your skin without any surgery? Microdermabrasion can be an excellent treatment for repairing the skin and gives patients a glowing and healthy appearance. The treatment can be used to treat the entire body or just the face in little time with no pain or downtime. Vibradermabrasion provides similar or greater results with many other benefits. At SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, we offer vibradermabrasion as a gentle treatment that provides exceptional results.
What Is Vibradermabrasion?
Vibradermabrasion provides gentle exfoliation and stimulates collagen production in the skin. The exfoliation is achieved by a stainless steel paddle that vibrates gently to remove the upper layers of skin, allowing new skin to grow. The treatment is a painless method of rejuvenating the skin for a young and healthy appearance. Vibradermabrasion involves no invasive surgical procedures to achieve complexion improving results and involves no recovery or downtime. The treatment works well to address aging signs and skin damage.
What Can Vibradermabrasion Treat?
Vibradermabrasion can treat a variety of aging signs and skin conditions caused by sun damage and other lifestyle choices. Wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced and reversed through collagen induction. Hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and uneven tone can be relieved through exfoliation and skin repair. Vibradermabrasion can even reduce the appearance of acne, enlarged pores, and clogged pores. Vibradermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of scars such as acne scars because of the gentle vibrations it uses, unlike more traditional dermabrasion techniques.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion performs exfoliation of the skin for resurfacing and rejuvenation. This process involves a device with micro-crystals that removes the top layer of skin along with dead skin, debris, and oils. The treatment reveals new skin that has a glowing and youthful appearance. The treatment can address aging signs and skin damage. Patients will require no downtime or recovery time after this non-surgical treatment.
How Do the Treatments Differ?
Vibradermabrasion uses a stainless steel paddle that gently vibrates at high-speeds. A doctor or specialist uses the handheld paddle device to treat the target area. The process slowly removes layers of the skin with no pain or discomfort. Vibradermabrasion removes dead skin cells, oils, debris, and blemishes from the skin. The vibrations from the paddle stimulate the skin’s repair and collagen production.
Other dermabrasion techniques use a handheld tool that buffs the skin with micro-crystals or diamonds and applies suction to remove the dead skin cells and debris. The treatment does not typically cause pain or discomfort and helps to remove the surface layer of skin cells along with any oils and debris. Exfoliation from dermabrasion helps the skin rebuild with a healthy layer of skin, making blemishes less visible and repairing damage.
Which Treatment Yields Better Results?
Vibradermabrasion provides greater results than other dermabrasion techniques. The treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of acne as well as acne scars with greater effectiveness than other dermabrasion techniques. Vibradermabrasion uses friction caused by the gentle vibrations to remove layers of skin, so it causes less irritation than micro-crystal dermabrasion. Vibradermabrasion can treat areas faster and provides longer-lasting results than other dermabrasion techniques.
Both dermabrasion treatments will help skincare products penetrate the skin more effectively, but the vibrations from vibradermabrasion promote deep cleansing and moisturizing from skincare products better than other treatments after a session. Overall, patients can expect improved results from vibradermabrasion in the reduction of aging signs and skin damage.
How Often Should You Get Treatment?
A microdermabrasion treatment session takes approximately 30 minutes to treat the face and 60 minutes to complete a full-body treatment. Patients may need more than one session to reach their desired results but should see immediate improvement after the first session. Most results will last approximately one month, depending on the patient’s condition and lifestyle. Patients should plan to have monthly maintenance sessions to see long-lasting results.
A typical vibradermabrasion treatment session takes 10 minutes to treat the face, neck, and chest area, and 40 minutes to treat the entire body. Patients are recommended to undergo five vibradermabrasion sessions for the best results, but some patients will need more or fewer sessions to reach their goal. The series of treatments are usually spaced one week apart. Results from the treatment should last between three and six months, depending on the patient’s lifestyle and skin condition. Patients should get a touch-up session after three to six months for prolonged results.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
Patients of every skin type, gender, and age can benefit from dermabrasion treatments. Vibradermabrasion provides greater benefits in most circumstances and provides longer-lasting results in less time. The treatment is ideal for patients with busy schedules because a facial treatment or full body treatment can be completed during a lunch break. Since there is no recovery or downtime, patients can return to their normally scheduled routine or work without interruption. Microdermabrasion is not recommended for pregnant patients because the skin may scar, but vibradermabrasion can provide benefits without the risk of scarring.
Find Out Which Treatment Is Right for You
If you are interested in renewing your skin, visit SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA today for an initial consultation. We can help you determine if traditional dermabrasion treatments are right for you or if vibradermabrasion will provide better results. These treatments are painless and can be performed quickly in our Seattle location.