It’s discouraging to see skin imperfections like scars staring back at us in the mirror when we’ve done everything in our power to reduce their appearance. If you’ve tried every cream and lotion only to find they’re full of empty promises or makeup tricks aren’t working anymore, it’s time to take control of your appearance. Call the discreet and professional experts at Kafka Care in New York City to discuss microdermabrasion as an option for minimizing and diminishing scar damage.
What Causes Scars?
The most common facial scar damage people have is because of acne. When a pore becomes inflamed, it can swell and the follicle wall break. If the break is deep enough, it can spill to the surrounding tissue, creating a lesion and damage to a deeper layer of thick skin called the dermis. Your skin attempts to heal these lesions by creating collagen fibers, but because this is a reaction to a singular injury, it causes a scar.
Another common type of scar damage is a stretch mark. These scars result from the dermis being stretched beyond its elasticity and can be caused by rapid weight gain, pregnancy and sudden growth spurts usually associated with puberty. Stretch marks can be found on the:
- Upper arms
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment used to re-surface the skin by exfoliating the outermost layer of dead, dry and damaged skin cells away. A minimally abrasive diamond microdermabrasion instrument is gently passed over the skin to sand and smooth it by removing the uneven and dull outer layer. At the same time, gentle suction ensures it sweeps those cells out and away from the fresher layer underneath.
As this outer layer is sanded away, your body’s natural healing process is triggered, which is the production of collagen and elastin. The new collagen and elastin will work to fill in concave scars and stretch marks resulting in a more even and smooth appearance and texture. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, making up our skin and giving young skin its structure, making it look taut and smooth.
During your session, your doctor may combine other anti-aging and restorative treatments to increase and maintain your positive results. You may add peptide infusions, lighteners, gentle peeling agents and/or LED light therapy. Any of these additions can be used to directly address your specific areas of concern.
Because your skin’s outermost layer has been removed, your revealed skin is better able to absorb additional treatment, allowing it to penetrate deeper layers. These additions further stimulate the body’s cellular repair system, making your skin’s tone and texture more even and clear.
What to Expect
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is no prep and no downtime associated with it. Most clients go back to their normal daily routine immediately after their appointment. During your session, your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your maximum comfort. The handheld device will then be passed over your skin as the suction ensures it sweeps away every dead cell.
Your doctor will then apply or administer any other treatments you’ve decided on as part of your plan. Your doctor may also recommend a specific product or line of products for you to use afterward. Because your skin is better able to absorb the benefits of products, you can maximize and extend your results by using a targeted daily skincare regimen.
Collagen and elastin will continue to be produced for the weeks following your session, so your results will continue to improve. While some clients may see the results they want after just one session, many clients will opt for a series of treatments spaced three to four weeks apart until they’ve reached their desired outcome.
Results look natural, leaving you with a refreshed, rested and more vibrant complexion. This is an effective treatment for a variety of concerns, including:
- Age spots
- Large pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone and texture
Who Is a Good Candidate?
If you’re concerned about the effects of aging on your skin, scarring and other imperfections but don’t feel ready for more invasive treatment, this may be the right fit. Only your doctor can determine if this treatment will help you achieve your goals. Together, you will form a partnership to create the best treatment plan for you, your concerns and expectations.
If you’re happy with the results from this treatment and like how your skin looks and feels, talk to your doctor about other areas of concern you may have. There are many solutions available to address other issues you may have like:
- Deeper lines and wrinkles
- Unwanted hair
- Skin laxity
- Excessive sweating
- Other signs of aging
Call for a Consultation
If you look in the mirror and don’t love what you see, talk to your doctor. With so many innovative solutions available that you don’t have to live with the discomfort and anxiety that can come from being unhappy with a certain aspect of your appearance. You deserve to look and feel exactly how you want.
Call the office of Kafka Care in New York City to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicole Kafka. Dr. Kafka will personally create a treatment plan to fit your preferences and budget and perform all your services. She believes you can take control of your aging experience and enjoy every minute of it.