An Introduction to Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a progressive skin re-surfacing technique that targets wrinkles, lines, superficial scarring, stretch marks, acne, and sun damage. Originally developed in Italy during the mid 80s, microdermabrasion evolved from the much harsher but effective procedure known as dermabrasion. This new, gentler procedure produced such impressive improvements to the skin's overall appearance and vitality that dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, spa clinicians, and ordinary people have embraced this safe and proven-method all over the world.
Exported from Europe to the United Sates in the late 90s, microdermabrasion has flourished as a safe and equally effective alternative to many surgical and laser skin-enhancing procedures. This modern technique restructures the skin from the inside out and is much more forgiving than chemical peels. It polishes and renews your skin utilizing specially formulated creams packed with contaminant-erasing micro-crystals and cutting-edge microdermabrasion kits. The micro-crystals are circulated onto the skin with a hand-held cleaning device that extracts debris, unclogs pores, and unveils a supple surface free of dead skin cells and other contaminants.
Microdermabrasion and Acne
Acne is quite simply your skin's response to clogged pores. Oil trapped in the skin's surface causes pimples to form and, eventually, acne scarring. Microdermabrasion elevates acne treatment to a powerful level. It activates circulation, deeply exfoliates the skin's surface, and effectively clarifies pores of trapped oil deposits and other contaminants while diminishing acne scars. The professional, hand-held re-surfacing tool massages, vacuums, and sweeps the skin's surface with the combined action of a healing cream infused with special crystals that banish the oil and dead skin cells that cause acne.
Microdermabrasion peels steer clear of harsh chemicals and capitalize on the power of debris-leeching micro-crystals. Microdermabrasion peels should not be painful but relaxing and revitalizing, like a deep tissue massage. This therapeutic, "lunchtime" procedure is convenient and can be done as an outpatient in a medical setting, at a health spa, or at home requiring a minimal amount of time. Microdermabrasion peels deeply exfoliate and cleanse the skin's surface with a rejuvenating cleansing device (hand-held machine). Skin treatment regimens usually consist of a series of four to six peels spaced at one to two week intervals followed by a maintenance peel every six weeks or as necessary.