You may be familiar with the term microdermabrasion but did you know that the procedure is beneficial to a variety of superficial skin conditions? In addition to giving your skin a healthy glow, microdermabrasion uses physical exfoliation to slough away the top layer of skin, increase cell turnover and reduce the appearance of skin conditions.
As we age the cell turnover rate of our skin decreases and environmental factors affect the production of healthy skin cells. Not only does it improve skin tone and texture but microdermabrasion can help to reduce the following:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- sun spots and sun damage
- hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
- mild acne scaring
Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option to achieve results with minimal side effects or recovery time.
What is Microdermabrasion: The Procedure
During a microdermabrasion treatment a handheld device gently removes the top layer of the skin. The handheld device uses superfine crystals that physically slough away dead skin cells while light suction is applied to immediately vacuum up the dull cells and crystals. When performed in a medical spa, a licensed skin care professional will lightly rub the device over the skin, retracing the problem areas several times. The amount of pressure used is dependent on the patient’s skin type.
Results can be seen immediately following, and in the subsequent weeks after treatment. Skin improvements include the following:
- smoother, brighter looking skin
- reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- reduced pore size and reduction or removal of blackheads
Your licensed skin care professional will recommend a course of treatment based on your individual needs. Some microdermabrasion patients may need a series of treatments for optimal results.
If you live in the Hamilton NJ area contact DermaCosmedica for your skin care evaluation and to find out if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion.