What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion, also known as microderm, is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. Its softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, minimize the appearance of pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots. Microdermabrasion also makes it easier for skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.
The exfoliation of dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother skin has been practiced for centuries. While Microdermabrasion is not the end all for skin rejuvenation it’s an excellent exfoliation process with little to no downtime, redness or irritation.
Microdermabrasion is a 30-60 minute procedure performed by a licensed professional. The dead outermost skin cells (Stratum Corneum) are partially or completely removed by a machine. The process uses a diamond tipped wand with varying degrees of roughness, to exfoliate the skin as the certified professional moves the wand over the area with steady even pressure. The dead cells, dirt and debris are vacuumed up into a container and then disposed of.
What are the benefits?
Microdermabrasion is used to remove sun-damaged skin, lighten or totally remove acne scars, smooth some stretch marks, reduce blackheads and whiteheads, brighten dull skin, help to even out hyperpigmentation, soften fine lines and wrinkles, increase collagen production and remove or lessen scars and dark spots on the skin including age and liver spots. It can be safely used on the face, neck, chest, back, hands, arms and legs.
Can anyone have Microdermabrasion?
Do not get microdermabrasion if you have extremely sensitive skin, diabetes, vascular conditions like rosacea, skin inflammation, bacterial infections, lack of tactile sensation, keloid scarring, cuts and abrasions, or have gotten Botox within 72 hours. Other contraindications to microdermabrasion include sunburn, viral infections like herpes simplex, and acne. If you are taking anti-coagulant drugs microdermabrasion may not be donee until you are completely done.