Microdermabrasion is Essential for Healthy Skin

October 19th, 2008

By Joanna Vargas
And C.A Vargas

Every once in a while I still hear the phrase, “we need to learn to age gracefully”. Until a few years back, it somehow always bothered me. Aging gracefully sounded like a code for giving up. As I matured, I noticed that the women that I admired the most were the ones who were vibrant, full of life and above all, confident. I have some clients who at 60 years old looked much younger and energetic than some of my 30-somethings. So what was different in the way these women were living their lives?

The answer lies in their practice of a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and daily skin care routine. This is what gave them optimum health, a great physique and glowing skin. As an esthetician and a woman, I’ve used this approach to take care of myself and to help other women to care for themselves, and it works.

Many skincare experts agree, including myself, that this approach to skin care is a a preventative measure and leads to supple, youthful and radiant skin. This method of skincare is no different then going to the gym and eating a nutritious meals for good health. When you are consistent in all three, a healthy lifestyle, a balance diet and daily skin care routine you get the skin you always wanted.

When approaching skincare alone you can do one simple thing, at your spa or skincare salon and that is to get regular treatments of microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion facials or skincare treatments is one of the top three most popular non-surgical procedures in the United States. This survey was released by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Topping the list was Botox, second was laser hair removal and Microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion facials extreme popularity is due in part because there is no down time and most importantly because it yields result after one session, usually radiant skin. Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique that is far more gentle than dermabrasion or chemical peels. And it has been around in some form or another since ancient Egypt.

The process has been greatly refined since then but in essence, it has the same basic principle behind it. Although perhaps not known in ancient Egypt, the removal of the top most part of the skin will cause the skin’s healing mechanism to trigger thus stimulating collagen and elastin. These two proteins are vital for youthful and vibrant skin.

The usual process of exfoliating the top part of the skin is done by directing abrasive particle in a dual form of “sand blasting” and suction. Over time this can diminish fine lines and wrinkles and reverse sun damaged skin. This process although good, is I believe, dependent upon the skill of the practitioner. In less skilled hands it can cause scratching and some mild redness.

However Joanna Vargas uses an innovative form of microdermabrasion that is far more effective and a gentler method too. This form of exfoliating the skin uses a diamond tip wand that gently removes the top surface of the skin. This type of skin resurfacing gently removes dirt and surface impurities that can cause the skin to clog and therefore cause breakouts.

Exposing this fresh new and vibrant skin will allow the regenerative factors of the body to function at an optimum. Your skin breathes better and its not being suffocated by the uppermost layer of dead skin.

Microdermabrasion is essential for healthy skin. It repairs damaged skin, eliminates fine lines and wrinkles and detoxifies the skin by removing surface impurities and dirt, improving your overall appearance with vibrant and glowing skin.


In between microdermabrasion facials or skin care treatments, that should be done at least once a month for better and faster results. You should use an organic exfoliator at home. I recommend organic certified, Phyt’s, Gentle Gommage Exfoliator, it is gentle enough for any skin type yet it exfoliates with visible results. It does it without damaging the external layer and you can even use it on your eyes and lips. It will help keep your skin oxygenated and bright.