What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a treatment during which tiny particles are used to rejuvenate the skin. Doing so will give the skin a younger look by eliminating some of the factors that lead to an older appearance. This treatment should not be confused with dermabrasion, which is much more aggressive. During dermabrasion, the outer surface of the skin is essentially sanded away with the use of an abrasive wheel that is passed across the skin. The body’s healing processes then go into motion in order to grow new tissue to replace what the dermabrasion removed. During the initial stages of healing, there may be some bandaging that is necessary. You will also likely need to take some time away from your normal daily routine for recovery. All of this can be avoided when you opt for microdermabrasion instead.

Microdermabrasion is much gentler than dermabrasion. In fact, the only side effect is some mild skin pinkness that usually goes away a few hours after the treatment. It requires no downtime for recovery, making it an extremely convenient treatment.

Microdermabrasion is good at clearing away debris such as dead skin cells. Doing this will give the skin a younger and smoother appearance. It will also help to unclog any clogged pores that may be causing problems such as acne and the related blackheads or white heads. The treatment can also help if you are struggling with enlarged pores that are hurting your appearance.

If you are noticing the development of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin, you may find microdermabrasion to be a gentle and effective way of restoring some tightness to the skin in order to eliminate those unwanted lines.

Your skin will start to loosen when the level of collagen in it begins to decline, as it does with age. The body does not produce as much of the substance as you grow older. The loosening of the skin that comes about as a result is what causes the lines and wrinkles to form. Microdermabrasion can help to stimulate the skin to produce extra collagen. This will restore tightness and smooth out those unwanted lines and wrinkles.

If you are looking for a gentle, non-invasive way to restore your skin to a more youthful appearance, talk to our specialist at Dermatology Laser Center & Medispa about how you may benefit from microdermabrasion. It could very well be your answer to having skin that is of a smoother texture and more even tone. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Owings Mills.