Skin resurfacing can not only remove damaged cells, but it can also promote healthier skin growth. Microdermabrasion is a simple technique that gently exfoliates the upper layers of skin and lifts away the epidermis, allowing for new growth that results in smoother, better-toned, and more elastic skin.
This procedure is safe for all skin types and does not involve chemical peeling. We perform this type of dermatology procedure for those who are suffering from age spots, sun-damaged skin, slight pigmentation discolorations, and pox marks.
Microdermabrasion Versus Sand Abrasion
Some techniques use a specialized sanding wheel to remove dead and damaged skin cells. Microdermabrasion is a more recently developed procedure that involves the spraying on of a substance containing microscopic crystals.
The exfoliating instrument gently works the crystals into pores and then lifts them and the dead or damaged skin cells away.
The skin, when stripped of its uppermost layer, begins to renew itself almost immediately. The rush of nutrients to the upper layers also stimulates new tissue growth beneath, and collagen production increases. The skin becomes more even in tone, and smoother.
Preparing for Microdermabrasion
No special pre-treatment care is required. We advise our clients to refrain from direct sun exposure because sunburned skin is more delicate and can remain reddened for some time after a microdermabrasion procedure.
No anesthetics are used during the procedure. We always consult with our client beforehand to discuss reasonable goals and to determine if more than one treatment session is necessary.
The skin is given a complete cleaning before the spray is applied. After the abrasive instrument is used to remove the crystals and dead skin, a moisturizer may be applied.
The skin will feel warm and dry for one or two days, and may have some redness. These effects soon disappear, however, and new cell growth begins immediately.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
This technique is popular because it does not involve the use of chemical peels, nor does it target the lower skin layers. It can help reduce the signs of wrinkling because the new skin growth is healthier, full of moisture, and more elastic.
As it is intended to smooth the skin and promote healthier growth of the upper dermal layers, it is important to understand that microdermabrasion does not correct spider veins or stretch marks.
Also, it can help to stimulate collagen production because the body responds to exfoliation by sending much-needed nutrients to the tissues that support the skin.
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We offer a complete consultation for those who are interested in microdermabrasion. If you have damaged skin due to sun exposure or need a complete exfoliation procedure, contact Spa Blue today to make an appointment.