Many people are in constant pursuit of better skin, especially when makeup can’t effectively cover the irregularities in its tone or texture. At Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa in Edmonds, Washington, Shahriar Khezri, MD, and the team provide microneedling and microdermabrasion to make your skin smoother, stronger, and more youthful. To find out if you’re a good candidate for either or both skin care procedures, call Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, or book your consultation online today.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin improvement procedure that revives your skin from the inside out. For microneedling treatments at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, the team uses Infini™ by Lutronic, which delivers gentle radiofrequency energy deep within your skin.
Tiny needles attached to the microneedling device penetrate the uppermost layers of your skin to create microscopic injuries. Your body naturally heals these injuries with new collagen growth and cell regeneration. The radiofrequency energy stimulates collagen production throughout deeper layers of your skin to help make it tighter, firmer, and stronger.
Microneedling, especially with radiofrequency, gives your skin a more youthful appearance that lasts for months at a time. The Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa team assesses your skin at its starting state and might recommend more than one microneedling session for the best possible results.
Microdermabrasion is another minimally invasive skin improvement procedure that isn’t quite the same as microneedling. Rather than using tiny needles to penetrate your skin and stimulate a healing response, microdermabrasion uses a rough surface to remove the upper layers of dead skin cells and debris. The treatment alleviates some surface-level features and creates a more even and smooth texture for your skin.
After microdermabrasion, you can go about your day as usual. Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa recommends using gentle moisturizers to calm your skin and encourages sunscreen use daily before and after your treatment to avoid sun damage and irritation. Depending on the severity of your skin concerns, you might need multiple microdermabrasion treatments. The team works with you to develop a treatment plan according to your needs.
Microneedling and microdermabrasion provide similar results for your skin. For a more pronounced effect, the team at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa might recommend getting the two treatments together. They may even use Infini by Lutronic for both procedures. Microneedling and microdermabrasion can reduce unwanted skin features like:
While the most common area to get microneedling or microdermabrasion is your face, you can also get your treatment on other areas of skin with these features. During your consultation, the team asks about your skin concerns and helps you choose either or both treatment to get the results you want.
MIRApeel™ is wet microdermabrasion.
DermaFrac™ is dry microdermabrasion.
For more information about skin renewal procedures like microneedling and microdermabrasion, call Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa, or book an appointment online today.