Microdermabrasion: The Basics
It’s a term we hear thrown around all the time: microdermabrasion. A friend says, “I’m getting microdermabrasion done this afternoon.” Your younger sister raves about her latest microdermabrasion treatment at her esthetician’s office. Your mom talks about wanting to try microdermabrasion.
What is microdermabrasion, though? What are its benefits, and who can benefit from this treatment? Here’s a quick guide to the basics:
What: Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive skin resurfacing procedure that gently exfoliates away the top layer of dead skin cells. This process also stimulates collagen growth, to reveal healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother.
Who: Microdermabrasion is a treatment that should only be performed by a qualified professional. Estheticians are top providers of microdermabrasion in the United States.
Where: Microdermabrasion is performed in the office or spa/salon of the treatment provider.
When: For best results, microdermabrasion treatments should be done every few weeks for the first 6-8 treatments, and then maintenance appointments will need to be kept every few months to ensure lasting results. Consult your esthetician to discuss an appropriate treatment schedule for you.
How: Microdermabrasion is performed using either a machine that shoots crystals at the surface of your skin or uses a diamond tip to perform the procedure. At Soak Spa we choose Diamond Tip microdermabrasion, as it is most effective for many skin types, including more sensitive skin and more sensitive areas of the skin.
Why: Microdermabrasion functions to treat a number of skin issues. Microdermabrasion can help with: reducing sun damage such a spots, wrinkles, and discoloration; fading age spots; treating acne (existing and future breakouts); reduction of appearance of large pores; the diminishment of fine lines, blemishes, and oily skin appearance. Finally, because microdermabrasion sloughs off the top layer of skin cells, the potential for serums, moisturizers and other skin treatments to be maximized is considerable.
So why wait? Book your microdermabrasion series with us today!