Men and women who are concerned about the health of their skin can experience a significant rejuvenation of the upper dermal layers by getting a microdermabrasion treatment. This type of skin resurfacing technique is safe and leaves no outward visible scars. Normally, microdermabrasion treatments are performed over a series of sessions.
Microdermabrasion is a simple treatment performed by one of our experienced aestheticians. It involves gently stripping away layers of surface-level dead skin cells. This wiping away of the upper epidermal layer encourages new, more even skin growth. This process results in smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.
How Microdermabrasion Rejuvenates the Skin
For this procedure, a wand tip containing tiny mineral crystals is swept across the skin. The wand is connected to a compressor that causes a strong vacuum. When the wand is passed over the skin surface, dead cells are scrubbed away, and the vacuum sucks the dead material through the wand hose.
Dead skin cells are a problem because they inhibit normal growth and hold in unwanted moisture. Although moist skin is desired, moisture trapped below the upper dermal layers can become laden with toxins. Uneven skin growth, acne, and skin spots often result. Microdermabrasion removes the dead layer of skin and encourages healthy growth. It also helps the skin to become suppler because an increase in collagen is a natural consequence of this resurfacing procedure.
Considered an anti-aging procedure, microdermabrasion helps improve overall skin tone, texture, and color. Fine lines and wrinkles become smoothed away, and coarsely textured skin becomes silkier. As men and women age, lingering acne problems can cause the appearance of long-lasting scars. Stripping away the dead cells encourages new growth, and these scars usually disappear.
Open pores tend to become larger as one ages. By the time adults are in their forties, many have enlarged, clearly visible pores. Sweat, natural skin oils, and particulates cause the pores to become congested. Microdermabrasion is known to reduce the appearance of these unsightly pores while clearing out the dirt and oils.
Sun-damaged skin can begin to discolor, with gray or pink areas evident in the cheek and nose area. Abrasive techniques for removing the upper skin layers helps to increase the amount of collagen in the skin, and the result is healthier, more youthful skin growth.
What to Expect
During your consultation, we may recommend a series of procedures, each one lasting about half an hour. These are scheduled about two weeks apart in order for new skin growth to begin between sessions. All adults seeking healthier, more youthful facial skin can benefit from microdermabrasion.
The procedure can be scheduled at any time convenient for the patient, and normal health care routines such as washing, moisturizing, and protecting the skin continue uninterrupted. In fact, using a sunscreen is highly recommended because the new skin growth is sensitive to direct light.
After the series of microdermabrasion procedures is complete, the skin will continue to improve in texture, tone, and color for some time. This type of skin rejuvenation can be repeated several months later and several times per year.
If you’re ready to experience all the amazing benefits of microdermabrasion, Mariposa Med Spa can help. We’ll work with you to determine the perfect treatment plan designed to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Contact Mariposa Med Spa today to schedule your consultation.