If your facial skin is starting to show the passing of time or stress from everyday life, microdermabrasion is a popular wrinkle treatment in Dallas that can turn back the clock. The mildly abrasive procedure gently sands your skin to remove the uneven outer layer. It is beneficial for improving several issues, like sun damage, discoloration, and stretch marks. With the right aftercare, your results can last for about one month. To ensure nothing cuts your results short, here are 5 things you should avoid to protect your investment.
Microdermabrasion reveals a new layer of skin, so there will be some aftercare instructions to ensure you heal correctly. To protect your new skin and promote the healing process, it’s recommended you avoid:
- Sun Exposure
For the first 3 days after your treatment, you’ll want to stay out of direct sunlight and wear plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin from the damages of UV rays. Wearing the right sun protection will help prevent an uneven skin tone or spots, while also lowering your risk of skin cancer. Don’t forget to apply sunblock every 4 hours if you’ll be outside for a long time.
As your skin heals, protect it from any irritating products, like those used for exfoliating. It’s recommended you don’t use any products containing glycolic acid, benzoyl, retinol, peroxide, or topical acne treatments for 48 hours. You’ll also want to avoid touching your face, including rubbing or picking your skin.
- Dry Skin
You’ll need to step up your moisturizing to prevent dry skin. From the moment you walk out of your appointment, your skin will be soft and smooth. If you don’t moisturize enough, it can lead to dull, cracked patches. For optimal results, use a facial moisturizer in the morning, at night, and at various times throughout the day if your skin feels dry.
- Caffeine and Alcohol
Caffeine can cause dehydration, which can cause your newly refreshened skin to look dull, while alcohol can delay the healing process. If you need a cool drink, reach for a glass of water for the first 48 hours after your treatment. Make drinking water a habit to help maintain your results.
- Working Out
A regular exercise regimen is essential for a trim waistline; however, you shouldn’t work out for the first few days after your treatment because your skin will be sensitive. If you can’t skip your routine, wear a headband to soak up any sweat. Be sure to wash your face well when you’re finished.
Invest in a Youthful Glow
Microdermabrasion and skin tightening in Dallas can restore vibrant, youthful skin. With the right aftercare, you can safeguard your results to enjoy your refreshed look longer.
About Dr. Connie Casad
Dr. Casad is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She also offers several elective procedures to help her patients feel confident about their appearance. If you’re interested in microdermabrasion, she embraces the latest technologies for optimal results. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.