How Microdermabrasion Really Works

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Have you been considering microdermabrasion for your skin? This can be a good option if you’d like to give your skin a more youthful appearance without the expense and pain of surgery. Essentially, microdermabrasion is a safe procedure that makes use of tiny skin-safe “micro grains” that gently buff away dead outer skin layers using a special method.

This procedure helps to increase the production of collagen, corrects skin damage, and reveal vibrant skin cells that have been trapped under layers of old skin and makeup for many years.


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How Microdermabrasion Improves Skin

Microdermabrasion can be the perfect way to give the skin on your face or other areas of the body a healthy glow. Generally performed in a relaxing setting, trained professionals apply a series of gentle products to your skin to carefully slough away dead skin cells and restore beauty to your skin. On average, microdermabrasion can provide immediate results and only takes about as much time as a lunch break to complete.

Microdermabrasion Options

Of course, you also have the option to purchase a microdermabrasion kit and perform this regime in the privacy of your own home. However, it is advised to get a microdermabrasion treatment at an approved spa by trained technicians before you try this at home.

Serious skin irritation and redness can occur if you’ve never had one before, or if you have very sensitive skin. Spa treatments are surprisingly affordable and you can schedule them at a time that is convenient for your schedule.

Getting Clear Skin with Microdermabrasion

Clearing up your skin is an added benefit of getting a gentle microdermabrasion. If you’ve suffered from blemishes and breakouts for a while, then your skin may have marks or discoloration that microdermabrasion can help to reduce.

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After clearing the skin of any active acne or blackheads, the spa technician treats the outermost surface of the skin, called the epidermis, with a special scrub. An added product works deep below the epidermis to reduce clogged pores and strip away layers of damaged skin. The skin is then treated with soothing moisture, which further encourages new skin cells to rise to the surface.

Improving the Look of Your Skin

Early signs of aging, sun damage, and the fine lines around the mouth and eyes can be reduced and even eliminated by microdermabrasion. By working on the exposed areas of the skin, the next layer down, called the dermis, responds by producing new skin cells. The skin is also encouraged to produce more youth-enhancing collagen which fills in lines and gives the skin a healthy glow.

The added benefit is that once a microdermabrasion treatment is completed, your skin is treated with a deep moisturization that otherwise your skin would not be able to absorb, giving it long lasting beauty.

Taking the time to experience a gentle microdermabrasion can be the single-most important thing you can do for yourself this year. Take care of yourself and your skin will respond by having that healthy, youthful look.

By Tess Taylor