Microdermabrasion has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed. Over time, factors like genetics, sun damage, aging, or acne can cause changes in the surface of your skin, resulting in facial imperfections. This treatment helps to minimize many minor skin problems, leading to the appearance of smoother and more youthful skin.
How the Treatment Works
Microdermabrasion works by breaking up the surface layer of your skin that can have a dulling effect on your complexion. No skin injuries occur during the process, and no real downtime is necessary following your treatment.
The Stratum Corneum
If your skin is looking dull and tired lately, it is probably because of a thick stratum corneum. It may surprise you to learn that the outermost layer of your skin is actually composed of dead skin cells, oils, and cellular debris, rather than living tissue. Just as the light of a lightbulb is obscured by a layer of dust, this material can block the natural radiance of your skin. It can also prevent the absorption of topical skin care products, causing them to be far less effective.
Microdermabrasion works by polishing the top layer of your skin to reveal more youthful-looking skin underneath. We use mechanical abrasion in a gentle way in order to break up the stratum corneum skin layer.
Good Candidates for Microdermabrasion
You may make a good candidate for microdermabrasion if you are looking to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, skin spots, or enlarged pores. The best candidates are those who want an improvement in their skin without the need for downtime or risks of complications.
Although this treatment is quite effective, it is not for everyone. It is not suitable for those with serious skin disorders. The patients who respond best are those who undergo regular treatments to remove any subsequent buildup of the stratum corneum skin layer.
During your initial consultation at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care, we will examine your skin and take a look at any skin blemishes or imperfections that you would like to be cleared up. This is your opportunity to discuss any concerns that you may have or ask any remaining questions. If you would like to see for yourself how a microdermabrasion treatment can breathe new life into your skin, please contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!