Aging results in unsightly cosmetic difficulties such as sagging skin and a fatigued, drab overall appearance. If you're one of the many people who suffer from these problems, you might want to consider a microdermabrasion treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, and non-invasive skin resurfacing process that uses small crystals to effectively exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin's superficial layers, allowing healthy cells to resurface. Despite the many benefits the skin rejuvenation procedure provides, however, many still have concerns about the treatment.
In this article, we will take a closer look at what microdermabrasion is, how it can help you, and address any concerns that potential patients might have about the treatment.
Continue reading below to learn everything you need to know about microdermabrasion and find out how the professionals at Skin Deep Med Spa Boston can help you rejuvenate your skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and give you the skin you've always dreamt of.
So, what does microdermabrasion help with?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, painless rejuvenation process that includes applying a thin abrasive tip or fine crystals to the skin while vacuum suction is applied. Microdermabrasion does not involve the use of needles or anesthetics.
Depending on the skin's sensitivity and tolerance, the vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted. Microdermabrasion is sometimes described as the rough but gentle texture of a toothbrush brushing against your skin.
Microdermabrasion sessions can range from five to sixty minutes in length. Microdermabrasion has little to no recovery time, and most people resume their normal activities soon after treatment. Microdermabrasion is frequently followed by the application of non-irritating lotions and has been proven in studies to temporarily improve the absorption of some topical medicines by enhancing skin permeability. Makeup can be applied following treatments as well.
Microdermabrasion works by removing thin layers of the stratum corneum, or the top layer of the skin, and helps to remove "plaque" and skin particles in the same way that brushing your teeth does. Because human skin regenerates at about 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is only transitory, and it must be done every two to four weeks for continuous improvement.
Microdermabrasion is not to be confused with dermabrasion, which is an invasive cosmetic procedure done under local or general anesthesia by dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Dermabrasion is a treatment for acne scars that are more severe.
Any region of the skin can be treated with microdermabrasion, including the neck, chest, back, and hands, although it is most commonly used on the face. Microdermabrasion is also known as a "microderm," a "lunchtime peel," a "Parisian peel," or a "diamond peel.”
Most skin types and hues are considered safe for microdermabrasion. If you have any of the following skin issues, you may want to consider getting the procedure:
There is also a full-body microdermabrasion treatment that can target any of the above, as well as areas with uneven skin such as the hands, feet, and ears.
Skin microdermabrasion aids in skin rejuvenation by removing cells from the skin's surface using tiny crystals or diamonds. It's a non-invasive, chemical-free procedure that effectively reveals younger, more radiant skin while also assisting the body's collagen production and elastin synthesis to improve the firmness, texture, and consistency of your skin over time.
Pollutants and dead skin are removed with the top layer of your skin's surface with this delicate yet efficient skin exfoliation device. Crystal microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide crystals to remove dead skin cells and impurities from the skin while also giving you lighter and smoother skin. But what are the advantages of doing so?
With microdermabrasion, you can reasonably expect to witness major improvements in your skin's texture, tone, and color after one session by sloughing off dead skin cells and the dull top layer of skin. In addition to aesthetic benefits, one 30-minute session of microdermabrasion is sometimes referred to as the "lunchtime facial,” which provides significant advantages for busy women and men.
Here are a few other ways that Microdermabrasion is beneficial to patients:
A microdermabrasion facial can be used to treat acne by removing dead skin cells and impurities that block pores causing inflammation and breakouts. Improved circulation also offers more nutrients and oxygen to the cells, allowing for faster regeneration and collagen formation, and therefore smoother, more supple skin.
Microdermabrasion is especially good at getting rid of blackheads. Exfoliation can remove the surface of the blackhead, while vacuum suction can dissolve any leftover hardened oil and significantly reduce pore size, guaranteeing that they are no longer clogged.
Microdermabrasion can benefit patients with fine lines and wrinkles because it increases collagen formation. Collagen production aids in the skin regeneration process, but it declines with age, so giving it a boost will not only help to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles but will also help to slow down the advancement of lines and wrinkles by initiating the skin’s natural collagen induction response.
Microdermabrasion can help scarred wounds heal faster, particularly those caused by surgery and minor accidents. Acne and other forms of scarring may require a set of microdermabrasion procedures to get desired outcomes. The treatments deliver dramatic pain-free improvement over time.
The severity of the skin problem, the extent of the condition, and the number of microdermabrasion treatments you receive all influence the outcome. Nonetheless, within a few days of a session, you will notice a brighter, more radiant appearance on your face. To maintain a younger looking complexion, you should maintain a strict skin care routine and avoid sun exposure without SPF.
It's customary to have between five and ten sessions to receive the longer-lasting effects that many individuals enjoy. A typical treatment regimen, for example, begins with two monthly appointments for the first two to three months, followed by touch-up treatments every one to two months to maintain and sustain the desired outcomes. The outcomes improve even more overtime with this type of regimen, allowing you to have long-lasting, fresh skin and a more youthful appearance.
If you're self-conscious about fine lines, wrinkles, or anything else that you feel is a distraction from the natural beauty of your face, you know how much it may affect your daily life. Microdermabrasion treatment, however, might be your best and safest option if you want to rejuvenate your skin in a safe, effective, and long-lasting way.
At Skin Deep Med Spa, our staff of microdermabrasion experts is ready to provide medical advice regarding this type of treatment and assist our patients in achieving the natural beauty they desire. We are dedicated to providing the greatest quality microdermabrasion treatment in Boston, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas, and we can’t wait to help you.
Say goodbye to a dull complexion and hello to a more refreshed appearance. To discover more about how Skin Deep Med Spa can help you feel more confident about your microdermabrasion facial appearance, schedule an initial consultation with us today to learn more and get the results you deserve.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Michelle Cory, R.N. worked in emergency medicine for eighteen years before developing a passion for aesthetic nursing and has now practiced for over seventeen years. Cory is an expert injector with extensive training in neuromodulators and dermal fillers, specializing in non-surgical facial aesthetics while understanding the importance of combination therapy. Her expertise is in listening to her patients and customizing an individualized treatment plan based on the clients needs.
All content are reviewed by Nichole Starr, R.N., owner and founder of Skin Deep Med Spa.