Things to Know
Microdermabrasion is a gentle non-chemical non-invasive exfoliation procedure. It is used to refresh the skin by removing the outer layer to reveal fresh skin underneath. It has been in use since 1985 after its development in Italy.
It is effective in removing numerous types of fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet.
Since dead skin is removed, clogged pores are opened. Those troubled with pock marks or enlarged pores can use microdermabrasion to correct these issues.
Microdermabrasion is safer than many other treatment options, including laser treatments and chemical peels.
Exfoliation is coupled with increasing blood supply to the treated area. The sudden surge of blood nourishes and delivers vital nutrients to the skin. As a result, the skin regains elasticity and undergoes a noticeable improvement in texture.
Because the skin experiences a temporary loss of moisture as a result of microdermabrasion, the procedure must be followed by application of generous amounts of moisturizer.
Best results are visible after six to ten sittings, each spaced two weeks apart.
Patients who want to come in for the procedure must refrain from tanning beds and waxing in the weeks leading up to the treatment.