Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic skin care procedure that uses exfoliation to improve the appearance and health of the skin. The process utilizes an abrasive surface or sometimes a spray of tiny, rough crystals to treat the skin. These crystals exfoliate the treatment area, promoting beautiful, younger-looking skin. The action of buffing away the outer-most layers of skin cells has several beneficial effects. Firstly, surface flaws like blemishes and sun damage can be removed; and secondly, it can trigger skin regeneration from the inside out. The body interprets the exfoliation as a minor injury and will act to repair the skin by sending new skin cells to the surface to produce a fresher, healthier and more rejuvenated look.
This will result in healthy smooth skin, with a reduction in visible imperfections like fine lines, acne scars, and other skin damage. Microdermabrasion also prepares the skin to be more receptive to medicated lotions and moisturizers, because the active ingredients can more readily be absorbed deep into the skin with the outer most layers temporarily removed. Nourishing creams and serums can have a more significant effect when used in conjunction with a microdermabrasion regimen. Microdermabrasion is most popular as treatment for the face and neck, although the procedure can also be used to improve the health and appearance of other areas like the back, chest, arms and hands.
Microdermabrasion can provide significant and long-lasting results. To see significant improvement, many people like to start with weekly sessions and then graduate to once-a-month treatments for skin maintenance. Multiple treatments are recommended to see substantial results; however, the exact frequency of sessions will depend on your skin’s tolerance of the process and what your ultimate skin care goals are. Microdermabrasion is exceptionally safe and affordable, making it a wonderful alternative to more invasive plastic surgery procedures.