Microdermabrasion is a proven effective method of treatment for damaged skin. Micronized (very fine) crystals derived from minerals are used to remove dead and flaking skin cells. In the hands of an experienced esthetician, an instrument directs this stream of crystals onto the skin. As the skin cells are abraded, a small vacuum removes the crystals along with the upper, outermost layer of the skin. This results in the production of collagen and new skin cells.
Microdermabrasion has been found to improve many unsightly surface conditions that have previously required several different treatments. As a result, microdermabrasion requires less time and less discomfort. Recovery time is rapid and any normal activities can be resumed immediately. Microdermabrasion is safe and effective on most parts of the body and if desired can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures as well.
Some skin improvements include:
The removal and reduction of age spots
Diminishing of wrinkles and fine lines
Removal of blackheads and whiteheads
Reduction of acne scars
Improvement of dull and rough skin
Fresher, younger looking skin.
The Microdermabrasion procedure has been performed successfully on people of all skin types. The average treatment is usually completed in fifteen minutes to a half hour.
Microdermabrasion treatments can be repeated every 10 days, indefinitely. The number of treatments varies depending on the skin problem and results desired.