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What is Microdermabrasion?

Most believe daily scrub sessions are highly important to a complete beauty regimen. However, exfoliating products alone may not provide instant results for those with damaged completions. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, which provides the benefits of routine exfoliation as soon as you leave the salon door.

How does it work?

Microdermabrasion exfoliates the top, or superficial layer of the skin, removing debris and dead skin cells. The procedure is most commonly completed using a diamond tip wand instrument, which acts similar to a vacuum suctioning all of the unwanted material. The back and forth motion of the medical grade machine also lifts clogged pore plugs from the pore openings. With regular treatments, the microcirculation of the skin increases collagen growth, a protein biological polymer consisting of amino acids.

What are some of the benefits?

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen productions, which work to tighten skin.
  • Helps prevent acne breakouts as pores are cleaned and unclogged. Pore sizes are also minimized, allowing fewer bacteria to enter and cause breakouts.
  • Corrects hyper-pigmentation, with consistent treatments, by uncovering a new layer of normally pigmented skin.
  • Minimizes lights scars, evens skin tone, and diminishes dark spots as the damaged superficial layer of the skin is removed.
  • Products will also more effectively penetrate the skin as they are applied on a new clean layer.

What to expect?

After completing a microdermabrasion treatment you may experience a slight added rosiness to your skin tone. It is important to use a sun protection product, however there is no need to completely avoid the sun. This procedure is virtually painless as it only involves a light suctioning sensation. Monthly treatments are recommended depending on the condition of the skin.

Microdermabrasion is not recommended for two types of skin conditions:

  • Those with severe acne breakouts because of active bacteria, in which case a chemical exfoliation or peel is recommended. Once the chemical peel rids any infections, microdermabrasion can be used to minimize scarring from acne.
  • Lastly, for anyone who has thin skin or broken capillaries.

Whether your goal is to reduce fine lines, or to simply give your complexion a fresh boost, Microdermabrasion is a light procedure appropriate for almost any age. Early preventative care will ensure your skin remains bright and youthful.