Using makeup may prove useful in concealing some skin damages and/or some years off, but this can mean a rather thick application and something that will need to be done every day – a sure waste of time and, probably, money on creams, facial powder and the likes.

By increasing the collagen production, however, one can easily regain a youthful appearance. This means a smoother, healthier and a much younger looking you. How? Through the now very famous Microdermabrasion treatment – a non-invasive (non-surgical) skin resurfacing or cosmetic procedure, wherein dead skin cells are exfoliated to allow the development of fresher and smoother skin. Through the expert care of board-certified cosmetic doctors or dermatologists, anyone can have his/her stretch marks, enlarged pores, acne scars, acne, hyperpigmentation, black heads, fine lines, enlarged pores, wrinkles and age spots, either greatly reduced or removed.

Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that involves the use of a minimally abrasive instrument designed to gently sand the skin, removing thick and uneven skin surface in the process. In the older procedure a vacuum, which suctioned loosened or dead skin, was used; the new procedure makes use of a device that has a diamond-tipped wand that is slowly moved across the skin to exfoliate it.

Besides the fact that the treatment does not require a recovery period, its result is long lasting. Some clients, for faster and much better results, choose to undergo two treatments within a month, then reducing it to one (for assured maintenance care) afterwards.

After treatment, clients usually experience swelling and redness for a few hours and then see flaky skin for some days – these are the natural results of the treatment. The only concern clients ought to worry about is keeping away from the sunlight as the skin will become more sensitive to it. For added protection, the use of sunscreen lotion and other special moisturizers are recommended by microdermabrasion treatment experts.

Records from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show microdermabrasion in the list of the top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures demanded by millions of Americans every year. There are different cosmetic procedures, in fact, that cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists now offer that will help stop or reduce the signs of aging and treat skin problems; each procedure (or a combination of some) is directed to treat specific parts of the face, neck, chest, hands, legs and other parts of the body.

The Des Moines medical spa services by Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery at www.bergmancosmeticsurgery.com, offers various treatments, all under the care and personally attended to by licensed and board-certified cosmetic surgeons for the best results and optimum client safety. This practice is also to comply with industry standards, which require the performance of cosmetic procedures, whether surgical or non-surgical, only by licensed experts.