Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments
The microdermabrasion facial treatment helps give a younger looking complexion by thickening your collagen. It is a noninvasive, skin resurfacing procedure that exfoliates and polishes away the top layer of dead skin cells while promoting collagen growth. Collagen is a protein that makes skin appear smooth and taut.
Microdermabrasion treatment is a type of skin rejuvenation used to treat sun damage, stretch marks, light scarring and discoloration. Microdermabrasion can eliminate or reduce enlarged pores, treat acne and the scars left behind, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, lessen the appearance of stretch marks, improve age spots and blackheads, improve hyperpigmentation and exfoliate your skin resulting in a refreshed appearance.
Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. This procedure is usually done to face, neck, chest, hands and arms. It also encourages the production of new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin. This skin care technique is being advanced as an instant facelift.
Your skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It’s a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The top most layer is called the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through.
When you put lotions or creams on your skin, some of the moisture passes through the stratum corneum, but not all of it. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkle lines and blemishes. All of the action in microdermabrasion takes place at the level of the stratum corneum. Suitable for all but the most sensitive skins, microdermabrasion combines vacuum suction with tiny abrasive crystals to polish away the uppermost layer of skin, eliminating roughness as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is a quick and virtually pain-free procedure that uses tiny, rough aluminum crystals to vigorously exfoliate the top layer of the skin, removing dead skin cells.
Am I a good candidate for Microdermabrasion facial treatment?
There are virtually no skin type limitations for the microdermabrasion treatment technique. The following are reasons you might want to consider this procedure; your pores are clogged and you often have blackheads and/or whiteheads. You want a healthy glow and brighten your skin. Microdermabrasion works great for individuals that have acne scars, sun damage or fine lines. Lastly, you want to maintain healthy, clear skin.
At Balance Face + Body Wellness, we perform the microdermabrasion procedure by doing a mechanical deep exfoliation using a diamond tip technology. This practice is the best known in microdermabrasion to produce the best results. Our microdermabrasion therapy treatment also boasts minimal side effects. The most common adverse effect is minor, short-term skin irritation. With all of the benefits of this non-medical procedure and because microdermabrasion is less abrasive in nature than other procedures including Botox and plastic surgery, it is no surprise that microdermabrasion is quickly becoming one of the most popular weapons in the fight against aging.