What Is Microdermabrasion?
Have you heard of microdermabrasion? Over the past few decades, it's become one of the country's most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Whether you suffer from crow's feet, hyperpigmentation or other skin conditions, microdermabrasion may help. But what exactly is microdermabrasion, and how does the procedure work?
Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment that involves the removal of dead skin cells while also stimulating the production of collagen. During the procedure, an aesthetician will use a machine to project micro-sized crystals onto your skin. Because the crystals have an abrasive texture, they will essentially polish your skin. The crystals will "scrub" off dead skin cells, which in turn, triggers your body's natural production of both new skin cells as well as collagen.
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Many women seek microdermabrasion to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As we age, our skin becomes less elastic due to the loss of collagen. Combined with damage from UV exposure, this can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. For smoother and younger-looking skin, however, microdermabrasion offers an effective solution. As the crystals polish your skin, they'll reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. At the same time, microdermabrasion promotes the production of collagen, which makes your skin more elastic and, therefore, better protected against wrinkles and fine lines.
In addition to wrinkles and fine lines, microdermabrasion can treat uneven skin complexions. An uneven skin complexion is the result of skin pigments accumulating more in some areas of your skin and less in other areas of your skin. Microdermabrasion is able to treat uneven complexions by distributing pigment more evenly throughout your skin.
If you have sun spots or other forms of sun-related skin damage, microdermabrasion can help. Sun-related skin damage is generally superficial. Therefore, microdermabrasion will treat the affected area by removing the dead skin cells and replacing them with new, healthy skin cells.
Microdermabrasion can even treat acne blemishes. While acne is most common in teenagers and younger adults, anyone can develop it at any age. Research, in fact, indicates that half of all adult men and women suffer from acne. If you're among this crowd, you should consider scheduling an appointment for microdermabrasion. This skin resurfacing treatment will help to clear up acne blemishes so that they don't harm your self-esteem.