Microdermabrasion is one of those cosmetic buzzwords that most people have heard of but aside from what can be deduced from the procedure’s name, many people still don’t really know what it is – and the seemingly magical results it can accomplish.

For a fairly simple skincare treatment, you can experience big improvements to the appearance of your skin. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin by buffing and polishing the skin using fine crystals or a diamond tip to gently sand your skin and help thicken your collagen, resulting in a younger-looking complexion.

Microdermabrasion can be performed by a professional or done at home – with both options serving distinct purposes. Performed by a professional, microdermabrasion uses devices that generally have larger, more powerful motors which can penetrate deeper into the skin to provide precise exfoliation, whereas the in-home devices or treatments are beneficial to help maintain your skin in between professional microdermabrasion visits.

And if you have any reservations as to how your skin may react, rest assured that microdermabrasion is not painful.

Most in-office procedures are generally scheduled at 1-2 month intervals, but an at-home device can be used daily or at least weekly for maximum results. The procedure works best in conjunction with and complementary to a regular skincare regimen to keep your skin feeling smooth, help your pigment look more even, and speed the clearance of whiteheads and blemishes.

While you shouldn’t expect it to yield the same results as a deep chemical peel or laser resurfacing, you can expect microdermabrasion to . . .

… improve age spots and blackheads.

… reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

… treat clogged pores.

… improve hyperpigmentation, discoloration or uneven pigmentation.

… exfoliate your skin.

… lessen the appearance of stretch marks.

… treat light scarring.

… treat sun damage.

… reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.

… treat acne and acne scars.

Your healthy, more youthful looking skin should be relatively long-lasting and – BONUS! – there is no downtime or recovery period following microdermabrasion. While your skin may be slightly red for a few hours following the procedure and possibly more sensitive, a soothing moisturizer and sunscreen will go a long way to alleviate any sensitivities and protect your fresh, new skin.

Learn about the microdermabrasion options available to you at Skintastic. Once you’ve decided what’s best for you, let the professionals at our rejuvenation center help you experience the magical results of proven microdermabrasion.