Microdermabrasion is safe, non-chemical way to deeply exfoliate the skin with no social down time at all. The process involves an aesthetician running a devices that spreads an array of aluminum oxide microcrystals on the surface of the skin then vacuums them up, providing a deep exfoliation that removes dead skin cells, stimulates collagen and elastin growth.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is effective for treating and preventing:
- Fine lines
- Active acne and acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Brown spots
Many people who struggle with acne and the scars that acne leaves consider microdermabrasion a fantastic treatment. The heavy exfoliant helps keep pores unclogged and stimulates faster healing for active acne, decreasing the risk of scarring. For deep acne scars and impressions, a resurfacing treatment may be required, such as microneedling or laser skin resurfacing.
Microdermabrasion is a fantastic option for those who do not want to use chemical peels and for those who want zero downtime. The treatment is typically added on to a facial treatment and only takes a few minutes to perform.
Specific Microdermabrasion Information
Most people need anywhere between 4-8 treatments, every two weeks. The time in-between treatments allows the skin to recover, as new, healthy skin comes to the surface. Noticeable change to the skin texture and tone can be seen after 1-4 days.
The skin improvement after microdermabrasion treatment is brought about by stimulation of fibroblast proliferation and collagen production. The new collagen deposition makes the skin smoother and reduces the visibility of skin blemishes.