What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin treatment that removes dead skin cells and helps improve tone, texture and brightness of the skin. The procedure uses a hand-held device that applies mild abrasion to the skin to effectively exfoliate the top dull layer of skin. Microdermabrasion can be completed in about ½ hour without a need for downtime after the procedure, revealing more youthful, vibrant skin.
Benefits of a Microdermabrasion treatment
Microdermabrasion is used to treat uneven skin tone, scarring, sun damage, aging and texture issues by exfoliating away dead skin and triggering collagen production. The vibration and abrasion of the treatment device exfoliates and stimulates the skin. The benefits include:
- Reduced appearance of acne scarring
- Smoother skin texture
- Minimized stretch marks
- Minimize large pores
- Reduce fine wrinkles
- Diminish hyperpigmentation and sunspots
Routine microdermabrasion treatments can increase or thicken collagen in the skin for a more youthful, toned appearance. The treatment can also exfoliate away dull skin and minimize discolorations.
How does Microdermabrasion work?
The abrasive surface of the microdermabrasion device gently removes the dead skin, while the vibration massages and stimulates the skin. The exfoliation can smooth uneven skin and reveal new skin cells for a fresh, bright appearance. Microdermabrasion works by both refreshing the top layer of skin by polishing away the dull skin and rejuvenating the layers underneath with increased collagen for skin repair.
What can I expect after treatment?
One of the advantages of microdermabrasion compared to other more invasive skin treatments is there is no downtime after the treatment. You can apply makeup or skin products directly after your procedure. The skin can look immediately refreshed, with improved tone and diminished discolorations as collagen thickens in the skin over the following days and weeks. Microdermabrasion treatments can be completed twice a month to achieve the results desired, then once a month to maintain healthier, more youthful skin.