Have you ever wondered if Microdermabrasion could be right for your skin? Let’s answer some of the most asked questions about Microdermabrasion so you can make an informed decision about whether it’s an option for you.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses mechanical abrasion combined with suction to remove dead skin cells from the skin. The suction stimulates blood circulation and self rejuvenation. A vacuum attaches the tool to the skin so the therapist does not need to apply any pressure. Think of it as polishing the skin.
Does it hurt?
Microdermabrasion should not cause you any pain or discomfort. Many clients actually find it quite relaxing. If you are worried about pain, this would be a great option for refreshing your skin.
How does it work?
Microdermabrasion gently removes the dead cells from the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) using fine crystals or diamond. In addition to exfoliation, Microdermabrasion also provides a firm suction to the skin’s surface that not only clears the pores (especially important for acne sufferers) but also improves the blood supply to the dermis, thereby enhancing cellular nutrition. The number of treatments needed depends on the skin of the individual. Microdermabrasion is effective for all skin tones from very fair to very dark.
What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion?
The exfoliation action of Microdermabrasion greatly improves the skin turnover rate, allowing new, fresh skin cells to appear. This improves the skin tone and refines the texture.
The suction applied to the skin during Microdermabrasion improves the blood supply to the dermis which enhances cellular nutrition. In fact, regular treatments have been clinically shown to enhance the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. This helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves the skin’s elasticity and resilience.
What skin conditions can be improved by Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can be used to improve uneven skin tone and texture, age spots, a dull complexion, scars, and melasma. While it helps all of these conditions, any complexion can benefit from Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion can also increase the positive effects of a proper skincare regimen. If you don’t currently have a skincare routine, one of our specialists can recommend an easy to follow skincare regimen that works with your skin.
Are Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion the same thing?
While there are similarities between the two, Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion are not the same thing. Dermabrasion is a much more intense removal of the top layer of skin. While Microdermabrasion works on all skin tones, Dermabrasion is effective only on fair skin.
Need more information?
If you have more questions or if you’d like to schedule a consultation you can give us a call today. We would love to help you achieve your skincare goals. Our trained specialists will assess your skin and give you the best options to suit your particular needs.