Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion Will Smooth Skin

If have dull skin and you’re looking for smooth, renewed, rejuvenated skin fast, a minimally invasive treatment called microdermabrasion may be a great option for you. This cosmetic treatment, done by a professional aesthetician, gently exfoliates away the top layer of skin on your face and neck. The result? Silky smooth skin and a healthy, glowing complexion.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that involves gently removing the top layer of the skin on your face, neck, and décolleté. Removing a layer of skin may sound invasive - but this superficial layer of skin is made of dry, dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion is not painful at all and their is no downtime.  Skin cells regenerate about every 45-60 days on their own. Think of microdermabrasion as a way to buff and polish your face, leaving behind skin so smooth and shiny it has been referred to as glass skin. Removing the top dead layer of skin cells helps enhance your skin’s natural ability to regenerate new skin cells.

Microdermabrasion Can Renew Skin

Microdermabrasion can renew skin by stimulating the stem cells in the skin to make new younger cells. Microdermabrasion physically removes the top layer of dead skin cells that make your complexion look dull. A small, hand held mildly abrasive instrument is used to remove this outer layer of skin. Underneath, your fresh new skin is revealed - leaving you with a more youthful, smooth, radiant complexion. The friction from microdermabrasion stimulates blood flow to the area, accelerating new skin cell growth and promoting the production of collagen. Increasing collagen is the best way to renew skin. Collagen is an essential structural competent of skin which gives skin it’s strength.  Youthful skin has more collagen than mature skin. Combining microdermabrasion with a skin care routine to renew skin will make your skin smooth overnight.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

What are some reasons to consider microdermabrasion? This treatment provides a way to combat the following common problems:

  • Age spots
  • Dull skin
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Milia
  • Rough skin texture
  • Sun spots
  • Superficial wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone

Does Microdermabrasion Help Your Skin Care Routine Work better?

Another great benefit of microdermabrasion is it helps your skin care products work better to renew skin. By removing the top layer of your skin, your products can penetrate your skin more effectively. Skin care products  don’t have to work as hard to get through the top layer of dead skin. Your make-up will also go on smoother - giving you a more flawless look. 

How To Get Smooth Skin with Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatment is a great tactic to refresh, rejuvenate and smooth your complexion. Dead skin cells accumulate on the skin’s surface causing flakey patches, ashy skin, and a rough skin texture. Microdermabrasion blasts away these dead skin cells leaving the smoother lower skin cell layers of the epidermis.  Removing the dead layer at the top stimulates the epidermal stem cells to make new cells which helps keep skin looking younger and smooth.

How To Even Skin Tone With Microdermabrasion

Uneven skin tone and sun spots are caused by skin cells that contain melanin pigment. When you are on a skin care regimen to treat dark spots on the face , it will work faster when you combine it with in office microdermabrasion treatments. Removing the top dead layer of the skin, helps the skin bring new unpigmented skin cells to the skin’s surface. Your complexion will be brighter, even toned with more overall clarity of your skin. Use a daily skin care routine for hyperpigmentation to prevent new skin cells from being pigmented.  Your skin will appear more youthful and radiant.

How To Unclog Pores With Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells that build up in pores and cause milia. Microdermabrasion alone is not enough to treat milia. You also need the correct skin care products like retinoids and salicylic acid to clear the pores.  You should get on the correct skin care routine for your skin type to prevent clogged pores and milia. Microdermabrasion helps prevent future acne breakouts and blackheads from forming.

How Often Should I Get Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion treatments can be done every 1-4 weeks depending on what skin care products you are using to renew your skin.  If you use the correct renewing skin care products like retinoids and hydroxyacids, you will not need microdermabrasion as often.

What to Expect for Your Microdermabrasion Procedure

Your treatment should be done by a professional, such as a medical aesthetician. To begin, your face will be cleaned with a mild cleanser prior to getting started. The skin professional will then apply fine crystals to your skin with a wand-like device, gently exfoliating the skin. 

Several passes will be made over your skin to ensure all areas are adequately exfoliated. This removes the top layer of your skin. The dead skin cells are suctioned away by a vacuum device. Once this is done, the remaining debris and crystals are wiped away, and a moisturizer is applied. 

The treatment takes about 30 minutes for the face, and an extra 20 minutes for the neck region.

Microdermabrasion Results

You will notice a healthy glow for a few days following treatment but will likely need repeated treatments for best results. You may need several treatment sessions before seeing the anti-aging effects. The interval of subsequent treatments will depend on your skin type, but could be every week, every 2 weeks, or monthly. Your dermatologist will help guide you on what will work best for you and your unique skin type. 

Side effects from Microdermabrasion

 Side effects from microdermabrasion are mild and include: redness, swelling, a burning or tingling sensation, and bruising. These effects should only last a few days at most. 

After the microdermabrasion procedure - make sure you’re diligent about using the proper skin care routine for your Baumann Skin Type® including sun protection. Your skin will be more sensitive following the treatment. 

Is microdermabrasion is a good choice for you? Set up a consultation with a skin professional today! You can find a STS approved medical provider in your area here.

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