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19 November 2015

What is Microdermabrasion? And Other Spa Questions Answered

Microdermabrasion isn’t just a Hollywood celebrity’s secret to looking red carpet and photo-shoot ready. It’s a popular cosmetic treatment that offers appeal for people of all ages, occupations, and with a variety of skin types.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, painless skin resurfacing procedure. Depending on the area to be covered (i.e. face only, neck only, or neck and face), state of the area being resurfaced, and the desired look, the microdermabrasion procedure can take from 15 minutes to an hour or more.

When you go to a med services spa for microdermabrasion, the specialist uses a handheld tool to gently remove the top layer of the skin, along with dirt, pollution, and dead skin cells. This device contains both a high-pressure pump and a vacuum. The pump shoots a high-pressure stream of tiny diamond-like crystals, such as magnesium oxide or aluminum oxide, while the vacuum exfoliates the skin and removes the crystals.

What are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion?

The potential benefits of microdermabrasion are extensive, and include the following:

  • Makes it easier for high-quality skin care products to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin.
  • Minimizes fine lines.
  • Reduce the look and appearance of pores.
  • Softens wrinkles.
  • Sloughs off dead skin cells.
  • Helps to maintain clearer skin if you suffer from acne.
  • Smooths coarsely textured skin
  • Offers deep exfoliation.
  • Stimulate growth of collagen, leading to more firm and elastic skin.
  • Decreases the look of age spots.
  • Minimizes the appearance of scars.
  • May promote greater growth of your skin.
  • Great on areas that need extra exfoliation, such as the nose and chin.

Is There a Recovery Time from Microdermabrasion?

While your treated skin may turn slightly pink or red and/or swell somewhat, most patients don’t need much (or any) recovery time. Many patients describe it as having a slight windburn or sunburn for one or two days.

How Long Do the Results of Microdermabrasion Last?

It’s important to know that microdermabrasion provides temporary results, which vary from person to person. Individuals who protect their skin from the sun and follow the post-microdermabrasion recovery instructions will see their results last longer than patients who do not. Follow-up microdermabrasion treatments can help retain a more glowing, radiant complexion and smoother skin. It may take up to 10 session to achieve optimal results.

Where Can I Get Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is available in med spa services salons such as Bellezza. Microdermabrasion is great any time of the year, but is wonderful after a sun-filled summer and are battling sun spots.

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