What is microdermabrasion and how does it benefit my skin?
We are all chasing the fountain of youth – a quest that often translates into wanting a smooth, glowing complexion. During my 12 years in skincare one of my most favorite tools to obtaining beautiful skin is my microdermabrasion machine. It consists of a wand that both vacuums and exfoliates the skin at the same time. It is considered a mechanical exfoliator and can be used on almost all skin types, except for hypersensitive skin. Any ethnicity will benefit from receiving microdermabrasion treatments, unlike chemical peels, which can cause hypo-pigmentation on certain skin colors. The act of exfoliating the skin is excellent for facial rejuvenation; the microdermabrasion machine, which removes the upper most part of dead skin adds a little extra boost!
Usually done in a series of 6-10 treatments, microdermabrasion significantly improves tone and texture of the skin, while reducing deep lines, brown spots and enlarged pores. Doing it every other week in a series allows for a deeper exfoliation of the skin as the cells natural turnover are every 30 days. I recommend doing a series in the fall to boost the radiance of the skin and repair any sun damage from too much sun exposure. Monthly microdermabrasion facials are also a great option for general anti-aging purposes. Additionally, people with acne will benefit from regular treatments in combination with extractions to control breakouts and the prevention of acne scarring. If you opt for a microdermabrasion treatment, be sure to follow up with wearing sunscreen, preferably a physical broad-spectrum sun block that contains zinc oxide to protect your skin from further damage.