Microdermabrasion Facials Can Make Your Skin Glow
April 25th, 2011
Who doesn’t want more beautiful skin? As we age, skin loses some of its luster as skin cell turnover in the outer layer of the skin decreases. This causes the skin to look dull and rough in appearance with loss of that youthful glow. Fortunately, there’s a non-surgical way to restore some of that “hidden” youth – through the magic of microdermabrasion facials.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a painless procedure that removes the outer layer of dead skin cells that can make skin look dull and lifeless. One of the many ways a trained professional can do this skincare procedure is by using a special diamond wand to remove the top layer of skin. This type of microdermabrasion is safe and painless and when done properly can have dramatic results.
The result is skin that’s more youthful in appearance with a soft glow, which slowly appears as the healthier cells underneath are revealed. The depth of a microdermabrasion treatment can be controlled by how forcefully the wand is pressed against your skin therefore limiting the possibility of harming your face or body.
What Can Microdermabrasion Do for Your Skin?
Unlike chemical peels and laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion requires no downtime, so you won’t have to hide your face for days because of redness and swelling. In fact, it’s more likely you’ll want to show the world your glowing complexion after a microdermabrasion session.
Some people might experience a slight redness after microdermabrasion and it usually disappears within the hour, leaving their skin noticeably softer and smoother. It’s a procedure you can feel comfortable doing on your lunch hour since there’s no recovery period or downtime.
Can microdermabrasion reduce the visible signs of aging? I actually believe it can but only over time. If you are looking for a quick fix, microdermabrasion is not your solution as it will take a lot to get rid of deep wrinkles and lines. However, even after the first treatment you can see that your skin will have a more youthful glow and over time will reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion can even improve the appearance of acne, acne scars and clogged pores as it clears away dead skin that eventually clogs pores.
How can you get the benefits of microdermabrasion? Dermatologists and plastic surgeons do this procedure in their office – as do trained skincare experts at some spas. More than one treatment is needed to get maximum benefits, although you’ll notice some improvement after the first session. Four to eight treatments are usually scheduled two weeks apart – then one every few months for maintenance.
The Bottom Line?
Microdermabrasion can improve your skin’s appearance without downtime or significant risk. It’s a good alternative for people who want more youthful-looking skin without using chemicals, injections or surgery.
Are you looking for younger looking skin without resorting to surgery or injections? Microdermabrasion may be your answer.
At Joanna Vargas Salon, Skin Care Sanctuary in New York City we perform microdermabrasion with all of our facial and skincare treatments. To find out more about the benefits of this procedure or our facials call us at 212/949.2350.