Microdermabrasion: What is it and what are the benefits?

As the largest organ in the body, the skin serves as a barrier to the elements and foreign substances literally every minute of the day.  As result of its hard work, the skin shows signs of aging over the years through scars, changes in pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.  Men and women of all ages who are looking to treat these flaws may be interested in the benefits of Microdermabrasion.  The treatment has been around for years and it continues to rank as one of the most effective skin rejuvenation treatments on the market.

Microdermabrasion is a non invasive exfoliating procedure which is typically performed with a handheld device that gently removes the top layer of the skin.  While removing the top layer of dry skin can show immediate improvement, the process also helps to speed up cell turnover and over time reveals healthier and more youthful looking skin.  

The benefits of Microdermabrasion are many making it one of the most popular skin care treatments available today.  A single Microdermabrasion treatment can remove up to three times the number of dead skin cells than other exfoliating treatments.  In addition to being effective, Microdermabrasion requires zero down time which means one could squeeze a treatment in on their lunch break!  Unlike other spa treatments available today, Microdermabrasion does not discriminate.  This treatment is suitable for all skin types and because the treatment settings are widely adjustable, the treating professional is able to tailor the treatment to the individual. 

So how does Microdermabrasion work?  It essentially works in two parts.  The Microderm machine utilizes tiny crystals to remove the dead skin cells.  These crystals can be made up of any number of substances, the most common being aluminum oxide.   Throughout the exfoliation process, a tiny built in vacuum sucks the removed skin cells and any other debris away.  Most Microdermabrasion devices can be adjusted which allows the technician to adjust the suction pressure to the clients sensitivity.  

Microdermabrasion is ideal for candidates looking to improve

* Fine lines

* Large pores

* Pigmentation and skin blemishes

* Age spots 

* Scarring from acne

* Dull skin

In addition to the above listed benefits, Microdermabrasion has other advantages as well. The process can improve blood circulation deep within the skin, improving blood flow and supplying more oxygen and nutrients to the cells.  This improves cell processes and improves overall elasticity.  

Because Microdermabrasion removes dead skin, the treatment has been proven to enhance the absorption of skin care products considerably allowing the skin to be more receptive to cleansers, serums, and moisturizers.  Not only is the treatment good for your skin…it’s good for your skin care regimen too and helps to stretch your products further.

It is not uncommon to notice results after one treatment.  If one is simply looking to brighten the skin or remove blackheads,  a single Microdermabrasion treatment will suffice.  For best results, however, 5 to 8 treatments are suggested.  

Would you like to find out if you could benefit from Microdermabrasion?  At dermani MEDSPA®, we are committed to working with our clients to help them achieve all of their skin care goals.  Call today to schedule your free consultation or go online to dermanimedspa.com