Microdermabrasion is a process that uses abrasive substances to remove damaged top layers of skin, which can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne, and blemishes.
The process triggers healing properties, like greater blood flow and collagen production, so you can look younger and healthier due to clearer skin, improved skin health, and enhanced skin tone.
Microdermabrasion is an affordable treatment that requires little healing time afterward and has few side effects. It is a great option for many different types of skin.
To know which type of microdermabrasion or combination of facial treatments works best for you, consult with a Boca Raton aesthetician at Cosmetica Med Spa.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
When you want thorough skin rejuvenation treatment, look no further than microdermabrasion. This is a minimally invasive treatment for your face that removes dead skin cells, improves irregularities, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and can even decrease some unwanted hair.
Using tools that gently sand the driest, most damaged top layers of your epidermis off, microdermabrasion can help your skin heal faster and create a healthy, youthful glow.
As you age, suffer from high stress, or experience sunburns, the collagen production in your skin will naturally slow down. This can make your skin sag or thin. You may develop uneven patches over time.
By taking away several top layers of your skin, microdermabrasion triggers healing properties in your skin that can enhance your natural radiance.
What Is the Microdermabrasion Treatment Process Like?
There are several different microdermabrasion methods. Here are some you might try:
- A fine crystal dust that is blasted onto the skin to scrub away the top damaged layers
- Tools with rough “tips” similar to sandpaper, which buff away dead skin
- Exfoliating chemicals and powders that can remove alternating layers and leave your skin more hydrated than before
The process of microdermabrasion should not hurt, although there may be some pressure and you may initially feel a little uncomfortable. Immediately after the procedure, you may feel some sensitivity, and your skin might look red, swollen, or dry. These side effects will go away within a day or two, as your skin’s collagen production restarts and blood flow improves.
Nearly everyone is a good candidate for microdermabrasion, even people with sensitive skin or some types of active acne. However, a consultation with a licensed aesthetician at Cosmetica Med Spa will help you determine if microdermabrasion is the best treatment to revitalize your skin and if you can add other wellness treatments to improve your overall health.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment that may:
- Reduce age spots.
- Remove blackheads.
- Smooth acne and other scars.
- Lessen fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduce large pores.
- Treat some types of acne.
The process can increase your skin’s collagen production and improve the quality of the collagen in your skin, which results in a long-lasting healthier, younger appearance.
Microdermabrasion can remove many unwanted skin irregularities, and it is sometimes recommended by dermatologists to treat some superficial skin conditions, like hyperpigmentation. For people who have stretch marks, acne scars, or scars from injuries, microdermabrasion can be applied to other areas of the body, not just the face, to help scars fade and heal faster.
Microdermabrasion vs. Dermaplaning
When you look at treatment options at Cosmetica Med Spa, you may see several options with similar names, such as dermabrasion, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion. What are the differences?
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are similar processes, though dermabrasion is a more surgical process with a slightly longer healing time. Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are quite different.
While both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion remove the top several layers of damaged skin on your epidermis, particularly on your face, microdermabrasion removes fewer layers and focuses on smoothing wrinkles and uneven spots. Dermaplaning uses different tools to get very deep into the top layer of skin and remove unwanted blemishes, including acne scars, precancerous spots, and facial hair.
Microdermabrasion is a professional exfoliating process that uses special tools to blast away damaged layers of skin. In contrast, dermaplaning uses a tool like a razor that shaves off these layers.
Dermaplaning can get deeper into your skin. It is often recommended by dermatologists to remove precancerous growths or other medical damages that can impact your health. Microdermabrasion can make your skin healthier, but it is largely a cosmetic procedure.
Both procedures have home kit versions available, but neither process can be done as effectively at home. Both procedures are very affordable. When overseen by a licensed aesthetician, they can produce long-lasting results and overall healthier skin.
Both microdermabrasion and dermaplaning can benefit you, but to know which one might be best, set up a consultation with Cosmetica Med Spa in Boca Raton.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that the average cost of microdermabrasion around the United States was about $167 in 2020. Although price can vary based on where you live, your aesthetician’s training, and any added treatments like hydrating facials, microdermabrasion is one of the most effective and affordable cosmetic options to revitalize your skin tone.
When performed by a professional cosmetic specialist, like those in Boca Raton at Cosmetica Med Spa, microdermabrasion is very safe and requires little healing time afterward.
There are some home microdermabrasion kits, but these are less effective, as the devices are less powerful and do not penetrate as deeply. It’s recommended you avoid at-home kits to reduce the likelihood of harming your skin, which you may do by accident if you overuse home microdermabrasion kits. It is much better to get care and support from trained experts in Boca Raton.
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