Keeping your skin looking beautiful can be difficult. Even if you eat well, exercise often, and have an intense moisturizing regime, your skin will change as you age, developing fine lines, clogged pores, or pigmentation. Microdermabrasion is a must-add step to your skincare regimen that will keep your skin glowing.
What is microdermabrasion?
Many people have heard the word “microdermabrasion” before but don’t actually know what it refers to. The secret is in the name.
If you break the word down into three parts – “Micro,” “derm” and “abrasion” – you get a sense of what the procedure is. “Micro” means “small,” “derm” refers to skin, and “abrasion” refers to the process of scraping away. Put together, and microdermabrasion treatment is a dermatological procedure where dermatologists or technicians use a physical device to buff and polish your skin. By scraping away the outer layer of dry, damaged skin cells, microdermabrasion reveals fresh, smooth skin underneath.
Who benefits from microdermabrasion?
Many people can benefit from microdermabrasion treatment, but it is especially useful for people with acne, blackheads, and/or acne scars, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and age spots. Because it is physical in nature – using fine crystals or a diamond tip to exfoliate – it is also a useful method of exfoliation for people that have allergic reactions to chemical exfoliants.
How frequently do I need microdermabrasion?
This is something that you’ll need to discuss with your dermatologist or technician, as everyone’s skin varies. However, generally, you’ll want to schedule a microdermabrasion appointment every 1-2 months.
In addition to clinical microdermabrasion, there are also at-home microdermabrasion treatments. At-home treatments are less powerful than microdermabrasion performed at a spa or dermatologist’s office but can be an effective way of maintaining your skin’s glow in between professional appointments.
Get fresher-looking skin today
Microdermabrasion physically exfoliates your skin, removing dull skin cells to leave your skin glowing and youthful-looking. It is effective on a wide array of conditions, including acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and stretch marks. Microdermabrasion treatments can be performed at home, but are more effective when performed at a spa or dermatologist’ office. Regular microdermabrasion can be an important part of a healthy skincare routine, so why not contact us today at MacMed Spa to find out more?