What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a distinctly modern procedure that proves there is a place for high tech thinking in the beauty world. This unique skin treatment was developed by an Italian doctor in the mid 1980s and has since caught on all over the world. Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique that has results similar to a chemical peel or a laser peel; but it is faster, less invasive, less dangerous, and less uncomfortable than these treatments and has very comparable results. Unlike a chemical or laser peel, a microdermabrasion technique doesn’t require any recovery time. It is possible to have a microdermabrasion in the afternoon and still hit the town that very night with fresh, smooth skin. Microdermabrasion is no more invasive or time consuming than a massage or a manicure. This fast turnaround has made microdermabrasion a popular treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a technique that removes the fine outer layer of skin; revealing a fresh, young looking complexion, and causing the face to quickly regenerate new layers of smooth, flawless skin that can keep you looking great for weeks. Microdermabrasion can remove superficial scars and slight pits or dents in the facial surface, such as the minor scars sometimes caused by acne. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other fine lines, which is a boon to anyone looking for a way to make their face appear younger. A few half hour sessions of microdermabrasion can wipe away damage that has accumulated over a period of many years.
The equipment used in microdermabrasion can be intimidating the first time you undergo the procedure. In microdermabrasion a device sprays extremely fine crystals over the surface of the skin, then applies gentle circular pressure that works the granules against the face to loosen the outer layer of skin. After this is complete, light suction lifts the loosened layer of skin away. The entire procedure usually takes between half an hour and an hour, and is often performed by a plastic surgeon although many spas are beginning to offer this revolutionary treatment in addition to classic beauty standbys like facials.
Unfortunately, one downside to microdermabrasion in the eyes of many potential customers is the cost. A single session of this uniquely high tech procedure can cost between one hundred and two hundred dollars. However, there are plenty of regular microdermabrasion clients who feel that increasing beauty is worth any financial cost.