If you are unhappy with the appearance and texture of your skin, you may be wondering how you can improve it. Looking in the mirror every day and not being happy with the way your skin looks can be extremely frustrating. Many products and serums claim to be able to help smooth away your fine lines or get rid of acne scars, but the truth is they can only do so much. If you are really looking to improve the look and texture of your skin, you should consider microdermabrasion treatment.
Microdermabrasion can sound intimidating if you do not know what it is, but it is actually a relatively easy and minimally invasive treatment. Essentially, the treatment involves removing the outer layer of skin to promote the skin’s natural production of proteins that will improve your skin’s appearance. Microdermabrasion can help you “turn back the clock” and give your skin a more youthful appearance.
Microdermabrasion treatment can help reduce and correct fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, acne scars, dark pigmentation, and spots of aging. You do not have to continue to be unhappy with your skin, you can start the process of getting better-looking skin by reaching out to the services of a Fairfax Medical Spa. They are specialists in corrective skin care and can help you achieve the illuminated skin you have always wanted.
What Microdermabrasion Is
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that is able to improve the appearance of your skin without using any chemicals or other invasive elements. This is very important because many other kinds of treatments do use harsh chemicals and have invasive elements, and as a result, they come with higher risks. Microdermabrasion is able to give you the results you want with very little risk.
The procedure involves a spray of microcrystals that work to strip the outermost layer of skin cells to uncover the younger and healthier skin. The new layer of skin that is produced after the procedure will contain higher levels of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are natural proteins that your body will produce after the treatment. The production of these proteins is what is going to improve your skin’s health and appearance.
If you have fine lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damaged skin, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, poorly textured skin or minor scars, you are an ideal candidate for a microdermabrasion treatment. If you suffer from acne or rosacea, you can also greatly benefit from microdermabrasion. The reason this treatment can help with all of these problems is that the treatment removes the outer layer of skin, leaving behind a newer, fresher layer of skin that is cleared of blemishes and scarring.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
The benefits of undergoing this treatment can include elimination of fine facial lines and signs of aging, improved appearance of acne and/or other scars, and a healthy and illuminated glow to your skin. A major benefit of this treatment is that is is possible without having to worry about extreme side effects or a long recovery time. Other, more invasive treatments can give you similar results, but they come with higher risks and recovery time. With microdermabrasion, some may experience minor skin irritation after the treatment, but it is not likely to last for long. Some benefits can go beyond being just skin deep, as having better skin may give you more confidence.
How Microdermabrasion is Performed
On the day of your treatment, your clinician will start your microdermabrasion procedure by moving a stream of tiny, micro aluminum oxide crystals through a hand-held tool that is placed against your skin. These dermabrasion crystals have a sand-like structure that when sprayed, the powder removes dead cells from the outer layer of skin (exfoliating the skin). This hand-held tool works with a mild suction that will strip the skin of debris and impurities. This is how the outer layer of your skin is removed and a new layer of skin is exposed. Microdermabrasion will cause your skin to heal and produce more collagen and elastin, the proteins necessary for having more radiant and smooth skin.
It is very important to note that the best results are not often seen in just one treatment. Microdermabrasion aids in producing thicker, healthier layers of skin, but the additional treatments with further encourage the production of new layers of skin cells that provide even more collagen and elastin. To achieve your desired results, you should expect to undergo this treatment more than once.