When your skin is healthy, it leaves you with a youthful look and most men and women are constantly in search of that. The Skin & Body Refinery know how important the skin on your face is. There are several treatments that can improve the condition and appearance of your facial skin. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin without using chemicals or other harsh products to do so. It has the ability to remove the top layer of your skin and leave your face feeling fresh and looking younger.
How Microdermabrasion Works
During a microdermabrasion treatment, there is no use of needles or anesthetics during the procedure. A wand with an abrasive end is used to remove the stratum corneum or the top few layers of your skin. When you use beauty products and lotions on your skin, most of them are absorbed into the skin, but not all of them. The leftover product starts to build up on the surface of your skin along with dead skin cells. Removing this layer of buildup superficially injures your skin and the skin works quickly to regenerate. This leaves you with new, smooth skin on your face.
Little to No Side Effects of Microdermabrasion
Because microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure, you can expect to have little to no side effects following your appointment. The sensation during a microdermabrasion procedure has been compared to getting licked by a cat. The tip of the wand is course, but not painful. Most people see a small amount of swelling and very little redness, which should subside within 24 hours of the procedure. Following the appointment, it is important that you use sunscreen that is at 30 SPF to protect your skin from UV rays.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can be an excellent skin exfoliating treatment for all skin types. Those that suffer from melasma or hyperpigmentation see marked improvement in their skin after the procedure. There are several other benefits of microdermabrasion as well. Here are some imperfections that can be removed with microdermabrasion.
1. Sun Damage
2. Blemishes & Fine Lines
3. Removes Clogged Pores
4. Superficial Acne Scars Removed
5. Helps Clear Acne
Not only are the benefits listed above worth it, but you can count on moisturizers and other medicinal creams being more effective in your skin care regimen when that top layer of your skin is removed.
How Long Does Microdermabrasion Last? How Often is it Recommended
Your skin regenerates about every 30 days. As you start exfoliating your skin with microdermabrasion, you may want to have the treatment more frequently depending on your skincare needs. After you have reached your desired goal, you will see the best results if you have a microdermabrasion treatment every 3-4 weeks.