What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a distinctly modern skin care procedure that proves there is a place for high tech thinking in the beauty world.
This unique skin treatment was developed by an Italian doctor in the mid-1980s and has since caught on all over the world. Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique that has results similar to a chemical peel or a laser peel; but it is faster, less invasive, less dangerous, and less uncomfortable than these treatments and has very comparable results.
Unlike a chemical or laser peel, a microdermabrasion technique doesn’t require any recovery time. It is possible to have a microdermabrasion in the afternoon and still hit the town that very night with fresh, smooth skin. Microdermabrasion is no more invasive or time-consuming than a massage or a manicure. This fast turnaround has made microdermabrasion a popular treatment.
Smooth, Fresh, Younger-looking Complexion
Microdermabrasion is a technique that removes the fine outer layer of skin; revealing a fresh, young looking complexion, and causing the face to quickly regenerate new layers of smooth, flawless skin that can keep you looking great for weeks.
Microdermabrasion can remove superficial scars and slight pits or dents in the facial surface, such as the minor scars sometimes caused by acne. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other fine lines, which is a boon to anyone looking for a way to make their face appear younger.
A few half-hour sessions of microdermabrasion can wipe away the damage that has accumulated over a period of many years.
How Microdermabrasion Works
The equipment used in microdermabrasion can be intimidating the first time you undergo the procedure. In microdermabrasion, a device sprays extremely fine crystals over the surface of the skin then applies a gentle circular pressure that works the granules against the face to loosen the outer layer of skin.
After this is complete, light suction lifts the loosened layer of skin away. The entire procedure usually takes between half an hour and an hour, and can be performed by a plastic surgeon or a skin care professional in many spas that also offer this revolutionary treatment in addition to classic beauty standbys like facials.