Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. It’s a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of the skin, by buffing and polishing the skin.
Microdermabrasion can treat skin issues such acne scarring, blemishes and dull and tired skin. Patients with wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation may benefit most from a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
How does microdermabrasion work?
Your skin specialist will use the handset to direct the stream of crystal over the treatment area and, where necessary, target specific zones. The handset uses suction to draw away the crystal and loose skin cells. Removing dead skin cells reveals younger, healthier-looking skin and a brighter complexion.
What ages are appropriate for microdermabrasion?
While there are no specific age or sex restrictions, anyone over the age 12 can have microdermabrasion, with the intensity of the machine varying according to age and skin type.
How often can I have microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every eight weeks depending on your skin’s tolerance and desired cosmetic effects. Some people begin with weekly treatments and then change to a monthly maintenance regimen. Usually, multiple treatments (six to 12 sessions) are recommended to see a significant improvement.
Where should I get it done?
Where you get a microdermabrasion treatment is important to note; devices used in a medical skin clinic have larger motors and more power, and they penetrate deeper into the skin to provide precise exfoliation as compared to in-home treatments.
As with all treatments that penetrate the skin or disrupt the skin’s surface, the safest procedure should be carried out by a professional. Many people enjoy microdermabrasion because it is generally safer and more cost-effective than other invasive treatments.
You will also see the benefits quickly! Call us at AG Enhancive to discuss your next treatment!