Many factors can affect the appearance of our skin and, if left unattended, our skin can begin to look withered, dull, and aged. Factors like makeup and skin care products made with harmful, diet, and environmental pollution can all cause skin to appear less youthful. We also cannot deny the fact that as we age, our skin can begin to look more worn out. While there are no magic cures for aging, a microdermabrasion skin treatment is one of our most sought-after alternative methods and one that can provide that youthful appearance we all long for.
WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION?
Unlike peels and laser treatments that penetrate the layer beneath the surface, a microdermabrasion skin treatment gently sands over the outer layer and removes the thick, uneven dead skin cells that have accumulated over time. By removing the dead skin cells, it allows for an increase in the production of collagen, which is what makes skin look full and supple. Fine lines, blemishes, dull skin and sun spots can be improved, especially with regular treatments. The procedure itself is not a painful one, and while you may feel some mild tingling, it will feel much like a facial massage. The procedure typically takes 10-20 minutes and can last up to a month, depending on the person’s individual skin type. While there is no specific after care that is needed, your skin specialist will apply a soothing moisturizer after the skin treatment and will suggest some form of sun protection plan, depending on your skin type, to protect your new layer of skin. Overall, a painless, low-risk skin treatment that can easily be added to your skin care routine.
BENEFITS OF MICRODERMABRASION
There are many benefits that come with microdermabrasion skin treatments, hence why they are one of the top three common skin treatments performed by dermatologists in the United States. Here is a short list of benefits that a microdermabrasion skin treatment can offer:
- Removes dull surface, stimulating an increase in collagen
- Cleans out clogged pores
- Prevents enlarged pores
- Evens out mild complexion problems
- Lessens the appearance of acne scars and fine lines
- Overall improvement in tone, texture, and color
- Effective for all skin types and colors
- Immediate result with no downtime, pain, or side effects
Aside from the benefits above, another reason why a microdermabrasion skin treatment is popular amongst women is the convenience factor. Often referred to as the “lunchtime facial,” this procedure doesn’t take long to do. If you’re a busy mother running errands all day, or a business woman that can’t seem to get a break from the office, a microdermabrasion skin treatment is perfect for anyone with a tight schedule and limited time for a beauty treatment.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENTS?
There are virtually no skin type limitations for a microdermabrasion. The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider this procedure:
- You want to brighten your skin and have a healthy glow
- You have sun damage, acne scars, or fine lines
- Your pores are clogged and you often have blackheads and/or whiteheads
- You want to maintain healthy, clear skin
WHY YOU SHOULD GET A MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENT
Just like any other beauty regime, such as cutting your hair and getting your nails done, your skin also needs to be taken care of in order to maintain a healthy appearance. And while taking a shower and washing your face may seem like enough for most people, skin treatments like a microdermabrasion can remove the unwanted dirt-filled facial skin which cannot be removed on our own. It is especially recommended for those who have mild acne scarring or fine lines because microdermabrasion treatments can even out the appearance of skin. You can get that brighter, smoother, softer appearance sooner than you think and without any hassle!