Every day, wind, sun and temperature changes take a major toll on the skin. Infections like chicken pox and acne do further damage, causing scars and other blemishes.

Today your skin no longer needs to show the evidence of the daily battle it fights against nature. Microdermabrasion can remove the dry, damaged layers of surface skin and bring out healthy cells trapped beneath. This popular skin care treatment can rejuvenate your skin, giving it a healthier, smoother, fresher appearance.

How Microdermabrasion works

Microdermabrasion uses a small, hand-held device with special exfoliant crystals to massage away dead and damaged cells.

This device also uses a soft suction that gently pulls the crystals and dead cells away from the skin as they are removed. As the damaged tissue is lifted away, the production of new cells and collagen beneath are being stimulated. This encourages them to emerge as stronger, healthier skin.

Treatments are quick and usually take just a few minutes.

What Skin Conditions Can Be Improved With Microdermabrasion?

Many unsightly surface conditions can be improved with this procedure. They include removal of age spots, blackheads, whiteheads and fine lines around the eyes, lips and neck. Dull and rough textured skin can be improved. In addition, the treatment can be used to reduce mild scarring, scaly skin lesions, and may even help stretch marks.

What you should Know

Microdermabrasion has proven success with a wide variety of people and skin conditions. However, it may not be the best method for you if you have rosacea, severe acne, or thick, raised scars or growths.

Also, you may want to postpone treatment if you have recently had a chemical peel or laser surgery.

Some patients feel a slight tingling sensation during microdermabrasion. After, the treated area may be pinkish in color and feel like a light windburn. However, this fades after 1-2 hours and will not affect your ability to return to your daily activities.

After treatment, your skin care specialist may give you a moisturizing lotion and a sunscreen to help nourish and protect the skin. You will want to avoid direct sunlight for a week. Make a habit of using sunscreen on a regular basis, to help guard your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays and inhibit the aging process.

What Results Can I Expect?

The skin will be noticeably improved after the first treatment. After several treatments, age spots and fine lines will be diminished and the skin will take on a more radiant glow. Acne scars will become less noticeable and many report fresher and younger looking skin. Some moisture may be lost, therefore special cleansers and moisturizers will be recommended for daily use. Some patients experience a tightening and redness of the skin immediately after the treatment, which soon dissipates.

Is Microdermabrasion for you?

Microdermabrasion has proven to be very successful on most skin tones and types, and has become a very popular method of exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin.

If you want even, clear skin and the many other benefits of microdermabrasion; discuss it with your skin care specialist today.