Microdermabrasion is a simple and effective form of exfoliation. It is a mechanical exfoliation that uses aluminum oxide crystals to remove the outer layer of dead or damaged skin cells, revealing a more youthful skin. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment designed to improve the overall texture, tone and clarity of the skin while restoring the skin’s elasticity.
This type of exfoliation involves gently sandblasting the skin with a high-pressure flow of crystals designed to remove the outermost layers of the epidermis (stratum corneum), followed by a vacuum suction that removes the crystals from the skin. While the crystals perform the exfoliation, the vacuum suction stimulates the lower layers of the skin. This repeated process stimulates the production of a new layer of skin cells, bringing with it an increased level of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance.
We recommend that patients undergo a series of 4 to 6 microdermabrasion treatments. The results are cumulative. Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment. Although 1 microdermabrasion treatment yields fresher, smoother looking skin, generally results improve substantially after the 4th, 5th or 6th treatment. The number of necessary treatments depends on the condition and needs of your skin. Initially, you can receive a treatment every 7 to 14 days. With further treatments, you can maintain the desired results.
All skin types and skin colors can benefit from microdermabrasion. The process rejuvenates and refreshes aging, flaky, dry, thickened, blemished, dull and sun damaged skin. The treatment also helps to improve blotchiness, uneven skin tone, and texture of skin. Microdermabrasion reduces the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, chicken pox scars, brown/age spots, fine-lined wrinkles (rhytides), hyperkeratosis, large pores and other skin imperfections.
At Medical Skin Boutique we use the Mega Peel EX machine which performs both crystal and diamond microdermabrasion. The best way to determine if Micodermabrasion is right for you is to consult with our skin health experts. We can determine whether Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, or Chemical Peels are the most appropriate skin rejuvenation treatment option for you!