Microdermabrasion is an anti-aging skincare treatment that resurfaces the skin, removing the top dead skin cell layers to reveal younger, healthier more youthful skin. This procedure is generally performed in Day Spa s and dermatologist s offices and has become very popular in the last few years mainly with women with mature skin. Microdermabrasion is a nonchemical, noninvasive procedure used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, crow s feet, age spots, sun damage, clogged pores, and acne scars.
The technician uses a hand-held device that sprays fine crystals across the surface of the skin, resulting in a gentle abrasion which exfoliates and polishes the skin. The number of treatments recommended can range from 4 to 12, spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion:
- No anesthesia required downtime – Normal activities can be resumed immediately
- Virtually no side effects
- Effective on most skin types and colors
Encourages the production of collagen and elastin which gives the skin a younger, firmer, more supple appearance
Immediately following a Microdermabrasion treatment the skin may appear a little pink, but will usually fade within a few hours. To maximize recovery and results avoid sun exposure and wearing makeup immediately after the procedure to let the skin have time to heal. Following the treatment, moisturize the skin with gentle skin care products. Many patients desire periodic maintenance treatments after the initial regimen is completed.
PLEASE NOTE: If you can t avoid the sun following the procedure, protect your skin by using a sunscreen that provides SPF 30+ protection and apply often. Also, wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for added protection!
Microdermabrasion treatments performed in a spa or salon can run from $50 -$150 per treatment and up. And in a medical setting, these anti-aging treatments are even more expensive. Before resorting to high priced salon treatment there is an alternative … Microdermabrasion Home Systems. These systems vary widely in price and quality from $15 all the way up to $150 for the more expensive handheld resurfacing wands. Good quality wands generally deliver excellent results and are very cost-effective compared to spa treatments!