What is Microdermabrasion?


What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion was first adopted in Europe and was not introduced to the United States until the 1990s. Its introduction led the revolution of device-driven, noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Today, microdermabrasion remains one of the most popular services employed in both medical and day spas. In the most commonly used method of microdermabrasion, a wand sprays fine crystals across the skin while dead cells are vacuumed off using a small suction device attached to the wand. Some compare the process to mild “sandblasting” of the skin. The suction stimulation alone boosts blood circulation and revitalizes collagen production, which instigates the regrowth of new younger-looking skin. The degree of exfoliation depends on the number and speed of passes over the skin, level of crystal spray, degree of suction, and the frequency and consistency of treatments.

Who Can Benefit from Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion can be helpful to treat aging and sun-damaged skin, altered pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and some types of acne and acne scarring. Microdermabrasion is especially effective in treating the under eye area and crow’s feet. Because microdermabrasion removes dead surface skin cells and initiates cellular turnover, results may include improved skin tone, reduced visual appearance of aging, fewer breakouts, diminished appearance of scars, refined skin pores, renewed elasticity, and a healthy glow. Microdermabrasion may be recommended for those with chemical sensitivities and can be used on most skin colors and types, although there are some contraindications. Ask your skin professional if microdermabrasion is right for you.

Microdermabrasion is a deluxe treatment that improves skin tone and elasticity. It also helps you to refine your pores, diminishes sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles leaving you with a smooth and healthy glowing complexion. This treatment will be followed up with a refreshing and calm mask. A series of 4-6 treatments is recommended 45 min. each.

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