Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells, encouraging healthy, new skin to grow underneath. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage and stretch marks.
How It Works
When you remove the top layer of skin, the body interprets it as an injury. It then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. The procedure stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This improves cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture. So, if you have scarring, it may help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
WHO BENEFITS FROM MICRODERMABRASION?
People with uneven pigmentation, fine lines, and clogged pores can benefit from a series of microdermabrasion treatments. Microdermabrasion can:
- Improve age spots and black heads
- Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
- Treat acne and the scars left by acne
However, it’s not recommended if you have skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, active sunburn, herpes, lupus, open sores, psoriasis, fragile capillaries or widespread acne. This can irritate the skin and cause further breakouts.
Microdermabrasion can be performed on the face and neck, decolletage, or back. It can performed alone or as part of a facial - our Polish, Radiant, and Reserve facials all include (facial) microdermabrasion.