Do you ever find yourself longing for younger-looking skin? If so, you might want to look into the advantages of microdermabrasion. This convenient treatment will allow you to return to your normal life immediately after the procedure is done.
First of all, you should not mistake microdermabrasion for dermabrasion, which is much harsher. Dermabrasion is done when a handheld unit is used to essentially sand away the outer surface of the skin. The success of the treatment depends on the body’s healing actions to replace the tissue that was removed. It is very aggressive and requires some downtime for recovery while new tissue grows back.
Microdermabrasion is much gentler. The process involves spraying very small crystals onto the skin to produce an exfoliating effect. These crystals are usually suctioned away immediately afterward. You can also choose to receive your treatment with a diamond-tipped wand if you prefer. Regardless of the method you choose, you will receive equally effective results.
Fine lines and wrinkles are often effectively reduced with microdermabrasion. They form when the skin loosens as a result of a reduction in collagen production. Collagen is the substance in the skin that gives it fullness. Less of it will be present with age as the body naturally starts to produce it in smaller amounts. Microdermabrasion will stimulate the skin to start growing more collagen. As a result, it will become tighter. This will cause the lines and wrinkles to go away.
Microdermabrasion can help restore the skin to a more even tone as well. Often, the skin will develop dark spots or sun spots, which are actually concentrated patches of melanin. Since melanin produces pigment, these places will be darker than the surrounding skin. Microdermabrasion can help to disperse the melanin in order to produce a more even tone.
Another reason you might want to consider this treatment is to reduce the size of enlarged pores. As the skin responds to the exfoliating action, these pores will shrink and become less conspicuous. The therapy will also help open blocked pores by clearing away dead skin cells.
If you are dealing with skin issues such as sun damage, clogged pores and uneven skin tone, it might be worthwhile to learn how microdermabrasion can benefit you. It is an especially attractive option for those who want to reduce skin imperfections without having to endure significant discomfort or downtime. We can help you find out if this popular treatment is right for you at MacMed Spa in Milford. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!