Can Microdermabrasion Remove Freckles and Blackheads?

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Microdermabrasion is a wonderful treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, and rough skin texture, but unfortunately it is not the most effective treatment for removing freckles or blackheads. Freckles are typically best treated with DOT laser therapy, while blackheads can be addressed with chemical peels and a good at-home skin care routine.Attractive smiling woman with clear skin posing outside in front of a background of green plants

We offer a range of cosmetic treatments that can help improve the appearance of your skin. If you’re interested in a skin consultation to see which treatments are best for you, call Facial Aesthetics today at 303-377-2868 to schedule your appointment at our Denver office.

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle treatment that requires no anesthetics or downtime. You can return to your daily activities immediately afterward, and you’ll notice improvement in your skin almost immediately. Since this treatment is so gentle and the effects are only magnified the more times you have it done, many patients like to have microdermabrasion done once or even twice a month.

Microdermabrasion works by gently exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells from your skin. After microdermabrasion treatments, you’ll notice:

  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines
  • Reduced appearance of sun damage
  • An overall radiant glow

Microdermabrasion is a maintenance treatment, designed to keep your skin looking good over a series of treatments. If you have specific areas of concern, such as freckles or blackheads, that you want to eliminate as efficiently as possible, we’ll recommend another treatment plan for you. You can still have microdermabrasion done as a supplement if you’d like.

How to Get Rid of Freckles and Blackheads

If you’re bothered by freckles, we recommend our DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) laser therapy treatment. This technology is highly effective in removing brown spots from the skin, and because of its unique “dot matrix” pattern that leaves unblemished skin in between each dot, recovery time is relatively short.

DOT laser therapy can also treat:

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin that has begun to sag a little
  • Stretch marks

On the other hand, if blackheads are your main concern, we recommend a chemical peel combined with a good medical-grade skin care routine for home use. Blackheads are caused when a hair follicle gets clogged with oil and dead skin cells, and the best way to deal with them is through chemical exfoliation.

A chemical peel is much stronger than any over-the-counter exfoliation solution you can buy, and has benefits even beyond just clearing blackheads. Chemical peels are also good for:

  • Pores
  • Skin texture
  • Acne
  • Pigmentation

We offer a number of different types of chemical peel suited to different skin concerns, and will be happy to help find the best one for you. We will also help customize an at-home skin care routine for you so that you can continue to maintain your results. We also sell high quality cosmeceuticals with high active ingredient percentages that you can’t buy at your local pharmacy.

Schedule Your Skin Care Consultation

If you have skin concerns that you’d like to address, don’t hesitate to contact Facial Aesthetics at 303-377-2868 today to schedule your appointment. We serve patients in Denver, Greenwood Village, Cherry Creek, Littleton, Aurora, and other nearby areas of Colorado.