Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses tiny crystals to remove the upper layers of dead skin, revealing fresher, younger-looking skin and evening out minor issues with texture and tone. Microdermabrasion also helps stimulate the production of collagen, so skin looks firmer and smoother over time, and because it removes the upper layers of dead, coarse cells, it allows your skin care products to be better absorbed so they work more effectively. Plus, it can be used on all skin types and tones without risk of scarring or discoloration issues.
Microdermabrasion can help skin look refreshed and brighter, and it can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne scarring, age spots and brown spots. Many women and men turn to microdermabrasion to help skin achieve a healthy-looking glow and end dullness that can buildup as a result of environmental exposures, age and even stress.
Microdermabrasion is a gentle procedure that uses a handheld device to spray crystals across the skin's surface, scouring away dead, dry skin one small area at a time. At the same time, a vacuum removes the crystals as well as debris to leave skin looking and feeling deeply cleansed and refreshed. The entire procedure takes less than a half hour to perform for the entire face, and unlike deeper dermabrasion treatments, there's no downtime. The only potential aftereffect is slight redness and mild tightness that dissipates within a day. Using moisturizer will help. You may also need to avoid applying makeup for a day.
Microdermabrasion is not as aggressive as dermabrasion procedures, so your skin will not need to be numbed. All most patients notice is a tingling sensation as the crystals whisk away dead skin.
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