There’s no doubt about it, the skin is tough! Every single day it endures everything from UV rays and pollution to the chemicals lurking in your favorite moisturizer. Facial skin is especially exposed to all environmental elements, and over the years these damaging agents can take quite a toll. Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment to reduce and eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, light acne scars, and even unwanted pigmentation.
What is Microdermabrasion?
This non-chemical, non-invasive procedure strips years away from the face by gently exfoliating the thick, uneven outer layer of skin, typically with fine crystals or diamond-studded tips that sand the face and suction away dead skin.
When unsightly age-marked skin cells are removed, younger and healthier skin is revealed. More importantly, the microdermabrasion stimulates underlying layers of skin cells to produce more collagen and elastin, which helps the skin naturally embody additional firmness and volume.
Who Can Benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is most effective on healthy adults with minor skin conditions or imperfections. Since this treatment is mild and non-invasive, it can help the skin look rejuvenated and healthier, but it cannot reverse sagging skin or dramatically tighten the skin like other procedures.
Microdermabrasion is especially valuable for people with minor acne scarring and active acne that won’t respond to other treatments. The microdermabrasion tips reduce the appearance of light scarring and clear clogged pores of oil and dirt to minimize future acne outbreaks.
What is the Procedure Like?
The microdermabrasion treatment is safe and painless, and even quick enough to receive over your lunch hour. It simply involves a stream of tiny aluminum oxide crystals through a hand piece placed against the skin. The crystals (or diamonds) exfoliate the skin, and the hand piece removes the dead skin debris.
What are the Results?
The immediate result of microdermabrasion is fresh, younger looking skin free from signs of age and environmental damage. However, the effects of microdermabrasion keep working even after the treatment is completed because the skin continues to generate more collagen and elastin to keep itself looking fresh and radiant.
Since skin regenerates in 30-day intervals, it’s best to return for microdermabrasion every month for optimal, consistent results.
The professionals at Ultimate Image are ready to help you discover your younger looking skin. Call today for your appointment!