Even with the most carefully planned out skin care routine, over time we all experience a build up of dead skin cells on the surface layer of our skin that make our skin look dull and dry. We all want beautiful, glowing skin every day. So, what can we do when the build up of dead skin cells seems to become too much for our regular skin care routine to keep up with? Luckily, there is a simple fix to this problem that has no downtime at all – a face reset with microdermabrasion.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is the process of using either a hand-held device with very tiny crystals or a diamond-tip wand that is moved across your skin to gently exfoliate and suction away any dead or loose skin cells on the surface layer of your skin. By removing these surface layer skin cells, production of collagen is encouraged, which causes newer and healthier skin cells to begin developing in the deeper layers of the skin.
What should you expect with a microdermabrasion treatment?
While the feeling of the crystals or diamond-tip wand moving across your skin may be more intense to what you are used to from your regular washcloth, the procedure itself should be very relaxing just like any other facial treatment. You should expect to feel the benefits of your microdermabrasion treatment immediately, as the removal of dead surface level skin cells will leave your face feeling refreshed, renewed, and invigorated. However, you will also continue to see the benefits of the treatment as time passes and the healthier new skin cells begin to form. Ideally, microdermabrasion treatments should be done once or twice a month to keep removing dead surface layer skin cells and continue encouraging the growth of healthier skin cells to truly maximize the benefits of microdermabrasion.
The benefits of microdermabrasion
There are many benefits to having a microdermabrasion facial done. This is why we consider it a facial reset. Some of the most common benefits of microdermabrasion include:
- Reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin’s tone
- Reducing the appearance of age spots
- Reducing the number of black heads
- Decreases the size of large pores
- Treating current acne flare ups
- Reducing scars left behind by prior acne
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks
- Deeply exfoliates the skin, resulting in a fresh and glowing appearance
One of the greatest benefits of a microdermabrasion facial treatment is its ability to provide all of the benefits listed above without requiring any amount of downtime. You may experience a slight discomfort including redness or swelling, but these effects should subside shortly after the procedure is completed. Your skin will also be extra sensitive to the sun, so you should definitely use sunscreen after receiving a microdermabrasion treatment.