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What Is Microdermabrasion and How Can You Benefit?

May 15, 2018

 

With so many different treatments on the market that all claim to make you look younger or to improve your health, it can be hard to determine which ones will actually provide results. Not every person is the same and therefore not every process works the same for everyone. Although, there are some treatments and products that prove effective for the majority of people and can possibly work for you too. 

If you've heard of microdermabrasion then you might have had your suspicions about it. You might have even been intrigued but weren't willing to pursue it further because of skepticism or a history of empty promises. If you're interested in the process, your dermatologist is the best person to consult to see if the treatment would be right for you. 

However, this article will dive into what the treatment is and how it can help.

 

What is it?


Microdermabrasion is a process of removing the layer of dead skin through exfoliation. It usually involves a machine that scrubs the skin with a stream of tiny crystals, or in some cases, a diamond tip. The dead skin cells are then removed from the surface of your skin, leaving you with a healthy and polished epidermal layer. 
 

 

Who can benefit?


Ideally, everyone can benefit from the process because it's exfoliating. However, people with certain skin disorders or afflictions should consult with their dermatologist before undergoing the treatment. Many med spas and other providers will also tell you if you should refrain from the process. People who can benefit most from the procedure are those with fine lines, patchy pigmentation, and/or clogged pores. 
 

 

Where is it offered?


Some dermatologists may offer this type of exfoliation technique, but it can also be found at medical spas. There are at-home versions available, although they produce significantly less effective results. The ones provided by dermatologists and other office providers tend to be more powerful and have the ability to clean pores at a deeper, more effective level. If you choose to go to a professional establishment, take the time to ask the dermatologist or spa manager how they sterilize their machinery.

Your skin is your outermost layer of protection, and even though a typical 70-year-old person will have lost around 48 kilograms of skin during their lifetime, your skin will continue to generate cells in order to keep protecting you. So in order for your skin to do its job, you should make the effort to care for it. 

Consult your dermatologist about microdermabrasion today.

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