To keep your skin its healthiest, it is best to get periodic deep cleanings. Deep cleanings of the skin involve removing the outer dead layers of skin to expose the fresher, living skin below. This is known as exfoliation and microdermabrasion is an excellent tool for this. Microdermabrasion is a good treatment for acne-prone individuals, those who desire a deep cleaning for healthy skin, and people with dull-looking skin.
It removes the skin by buffing it with a stream of fine crystals. Air pressure drives the crystals at the skin at a very high velocity, and the same pressure creates a vacuum that draws the crystals away. The process will remove a very thin layer of skin, less than a thousandth of an inch thick. This outer layer consists of dead skin that has lost the luster of living tissue and has suffered damage from the sun and other exposure. It also contains contaminants, pollutants, and dirt that clog pores and damage skin.
Microdermabrasion takes less than an hour, and because it is minimally invasive you can go back to work right away with your skin looking healthy and glowing, but not red or irritated. Acne and skin dullness can be reduced with microdermabrasion. Some people see a reduction in skin discoloration, fine wrinkling, and scaly skin after a regular treatment program. Some of the benefits of microdermabrasion are not visible, though.
Microdermabrasion prepares your skin to receive topical nutrients, and combining the procedure with a recommended skin care regimen can deepen and lengthen the results you see from microdermabrasion.