Often known as Microderm, is a non-surgical procedure that removes dead and flaking skin cells to immediately improve your skin’s appearance. It is a very non-invasive and mild skin conditioning that only takes a few minutes—perfect for today’s busy person. The light abrasion is used to remove sun-damaged skin, dark spots and scars. It also minimizes fine lines and age spots around the eyes, lips, and neck.
How does it work?
There are no chemicals or lasers involved, only aluminum oxide micro crystals that gently sandblasts the skin. It also stimulates collagen production, which rejuvenates skin faster than normal.
To begin micro-dermabrasion, the aluminum oxide micro crystal flow is sandblasted through a small tube onto the skin. The tube also vacuums back dead skin cells. The tube will cover your entire face’s surface area to make sure you don’t get inconsistent skin texture. Afterwards, nourishing sun block cream is applied to protect the newly conditioned skin and you can easily go back to your daily routine.
Microdermabrasions are available in a variety of places including spas, at your local dermatology office, or even at home by using a home microdermabrasion kit. It generally takes between 20 or 30 minutes to perform the procedure on the face.
One treatment can cost anywhere from $75 to $200 depending on where it is performed. For the best results, most doctors suggest 6 to 10 microabrasion treaments.
Please consult your doctor to see if microdermabrasion is suitable for you. Although all skin types can be treated with this procedure, there are certain health conditions that might not suit microdermabrasion.