Microdermabrasion is an incredibly popular spa and dermatological treatment that can help rejuvenate skin and help fight the signs of ageing. As one of the top three most common dermatology procedures performed in North America, there is a lot of buzz regarding what microdermabrasion is and how it can help the average consumer. At a relatively low price point, in comparison to many other dermatological treatments, and with short treatment times, procedures completed in as little as 30 minutes, microdermabrasion treatments are an excellent option for anti-ageing.
One of the great things about microdermabrasion is that it works on all skin types and skin colours. While it successfully treats a wide variety of skin issues it does not work on deeper skin problems, these include large scars, deep-set wrinkles, stretch mark, and deep acne scars. There is no downtime with microdermabrasion either, so it is a very practical treatment to receive.
So how does microdermabrasion work?
When you receive a microdermabrasion treatment, tiny crystals are sprayed at your skin from the wand. As the wand is dragged over your skin, the crystals hit your skin, gently removing the outer layer of skin. The outer layer of skin, as well as the crystals, are then sucked up back into the wand. To put it simply, microdermabrasion is a very successful form of exfoliation.
Once you have received a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin will appear sunburnt or windburnt and will be tight and dry. It will remain like this for approximately 24 hours. Using moisturizer is essential, mainly because the layer of skin that has been exposed thanks to the treatment can better absorb product.
There are some side effects and complications that you may experience when you get microdermabrasion. You can undergo uneven changes in skin colour, scar formation, swelling, temporary darkening of the skin, and sometimes infection. These side effects are relatively uncommon. It is essential to ensure that the crystals do not get into your eyes, as this can cause irritation.
What skin issues does microdermabrasion treat?
Considering that microdermabrasion sloughs off the surface layer of skin, which is dead and dull, you immediately have clearer skin that appears rejuvenated. Another great benefit of microdermabrasion, however, is that it stimulates collagen production. Collagen production is incredibly helpful in keeping skin plump, elastic, and wrinkle-free. It also can help reduce cellulite and stretch marks.
Other things that microdermabrasion does is help restore dull skin, keep oil production down for those with oily skin, helps shrink enlarged pores, helps clean out clogged pores, reduces the appearance of fine lines, reduces the appearance of mild acne scars, and helps with skin texture and uneven pigmentation. It is an excellent all-around facial treatment and can offer better results than most traditional facials yet is not as invasive as treatments such as dermabrasion and micro needling.
If you are thinking about microdermabrasion, then look no further than Azure Skin Care. Our spa in Surrey, BC, is staffed by skin care experts, and all of our treatments will leave you looking and feeling fabulous. We don’t JUST do skin treatments! We are also one of Surrey’s best spa! Come see us today!