Why Microdermabrasion Should Be Part of Your Beauty RoutineWednesday, January 15, 2020
Today, we've got a sea of skincare products we can incorporate into our beauty routine to support aging skin. Medical-grade skincare, in particular, carries the nutrients the skin needs to regenerate at maximum capacity. However, we sometimes need a more powerful modality to keep this process going. This is why we recommend periodic microdermabrasion treatments for adults of all ages.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a form of gentle exfoliation that is performed using a slightly abrasive instrument. The point of treatment is to remove dead and damaged cells that cover the surface of the skin.
How Microdermabrasion Works
Treatment is very simple and can be performed during your lunch hour. First, the technician cleanses the skin. Then, a small handpiece is used to spray fine crystals along the epidermis. With each gentle swipe of the handpiece, crystals gently abrade the upper layer of the epidermis and get swept back up into the applicator via soft vacuum pressure. After the entire face has been treated, a warm towel or brush is used to remove any crystal debris.
Microdermabrasion can be combined with light chemical peel treatment to achieve more dramatic results. This combination remains gentle enough to avoid substantial downtime. At most, patients typically experience minor redness that lasts an hour or so.
- Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Brighter complexion
- Smoother skin
- Softening of fine lines
- More even skin tone
- Deep-cleaning of the pores
An additional benefit of microdermabrasion is that there are very few side effects to speak of. Post-treatment redness typically resolves within two hours. If microdermabrasion is combined with a chemical peel or if the treatment itself targets a deeper layer of epidermal tissue, slight stinging or burning may be felt during treatment. This usually does not affect post-treatment recovery.
We enjoy helping patients in the Denver area feel their very best. Understanding that not all beauty concerns call for plastic surgery, we are pleased to provide several nonsurgical treatments that can quickly boost the beauty of the skin. To schedule your microdermabrasion treatment, call 303.399.7662.