Microdermabrasion is a very effective treatment for giving you fresher, younger looking skin. It is used to improve the appearance of fine lines, black heads, acne scars, stretch marks, age pots, large pores, pigmentation and sun damage. Microdermabrasion is a method of deep exfoliation through the application of special medical grade crystals. These tiny crystals are used to buff away the top surface layer of skin. The very top layer of skin is made up of dead skin cells and underneath it is a layer of fresh, maturing skin. This dead layer of skin cells is the home of several minor skin imperfections such as fine wrinkles and acne scarring. The special crystals used in the microdermabrasion procedure break down the very top layer of skin stimulating the production of new collagen and exposing the newer, healthier skin below.
During the microdermabrasion procedure a special tool is used to shoot a stream of tiny crystals at the skin and at the same time the vacuum in the tool head sucks away the used crystals and the dead skin. The vacuum pulls a small section of skin to be worked on towards the tool and brings many of the impurities closer to skin’s surface making them easier to remove. In the first hour after treatment there will be some mild swelling and redness. These side effects should only last a few hours.
As the dead top layer of skin has been removed, the skin is temporarily much better at absorbing topical lotions. Many patients therefore use this opportunity to combine the microdermabrasion treatment with the application of a Hydrating Vitamin Serum that will be optimally absorbed. The serum applied will be delivered deep within the skin, delivering antioxidant protection, an extra boost to collagen production and some essential hydration.