What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is one of the most advanced exfoliation systems available today, with applications for both facial and body treatments. After only one session patients will see amazing, skin smoothing results. Designed to improve the overall appearance and quality of the skin, the microdermabrasion exfoliates the outer layer of the skin to treat a variety of skin conditions including rough texture, discoloration from sun exposure, stretch marks, acne, and more.
For those suffering from acne exfoliation not only takes care of acne from a physical, surface standpoint, but it also reduces the likelihood of future acne issues – while also reducing the appearance of acne scarring.
How Microdermabrasion Works?
The system exfoliates dead cells from the skin’s surface, cleaning the pores from the inside out and stimulating local blood flow and collagen production. The treatment renders a firm, fresh, and more even complexion that continually improves over time. Patients are generally free from irritation and discomfort.
Microdermabrasion works using fine sand or stone microparticles, or in some cases a diamond-tipped wand, to remove the top layer of the skin and stimulate new fresh skin growth. Using a handheld device, tiny crystals are streamed across the skin, while a simultaneous vacuum suctions off the dead or loosened skin cells away from the skin’s surface.
Microdermabrasion for Acne
The fact is that Acne is different from person to person. Some may suffer from a more cystic acne, while others are prone to more moderate whiteheads, and blackheads. Microdermabrasion offers a number of benefits for patients with a variety of acne issues.
· Improved Circulation & Cellular Function
One of the lesser-known benefits of Microdermabrasion is the improved blood circulation. The flow of blood improves, vastly improving cellular function. The more blood means more oxygen and nutrients distributed to the cells. This aids in cellular metabolism and increased the production of energy at a cellular level – causing overall improvement in all-around cellular function. this in-turn stimulates the production of vital compounds like collagen, and elastin, whose production wanes as we age. this causes the skin cells to be softer, smoother, and more supple; as well as having added elasticity and resilience. Cellular regeneration replaces the dead skin cells exfoliated by Microdermabrasion, leaving the skin clear, and blemish free with a restored youthful glow.
· Lymphatic Drainage
This refers to waste removal at a cellular level. As the cells become more oxygenated, and the older, dead skin cells are removed as a result of exfoliation. The waste materials are carried away from the cells, meaning there will be a far less build-up of dirt and debris within the pores and hair follicle sites – which means less chance of inflammation and infections causing acne.
· Blackhead Removal
Microdermabrasion is most affecting at removing blackheads – during the exfoliation process the top of the blackhead is suctioned off and the inner dirt and debris are removed. This will also prevent future blackheads from developing.
· Reduction of Pore Size
When the pores are unclogged (through exfoliation) they tend to reduce in size – reducing the likelihood of future breakouts.
· Better Results from Acne Solutions
Logically, because microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin and removed built-up dirt and debris from the pores, there is no longer anything impeding topical acne creams or cleansers from doing their job. Previously, a benzoyl peroxide cream may not be able to reach the inner layers of skin or under the surface because of clogged pores. Once they are unclogged it allows the solution to function much better.
What Else Does Microdermabrasion Treat?
The best thing about Microdermabrasion is that its essentially manual exfoliation and treats a multitude of skincare issues beyond just acne.
Aging skin including eye areas, hands, and large body areas
Acne and trauma scars
Congested and oily skin
Blackheads and Whiteheads
Sun damaged skin
Minimizes the Appearance of:
· Acne & Acne Scars
Fine lines and wrinkles
Cellulite and stretch marks
Uneven skin texture and glow
Microdermabrasion is one of the best overall skincare treatments around. For more information about your acne & other skincare issues, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.