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Microdermabrasion - What Is It & Who Can Benefit From It?

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Man getting microdermabrasion at a spa
man receiving microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion is a popular and non-invasive skincare treatment with a range of benefits. Here's an overview of what it is, who can benefit from it, and some important considerations:

What is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin's outer layer. During the procedure, a handheld device with a diamond-tipped wand is used to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The process is often described as feeling like a gentle massage for the face and neck. It's a quick and relatively painless treatment with little to no downtime.

Who Can Benefit From Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is beneficial for a variety of individuals, including those who:

  1. Desire Softer, Smoother Skin: Microdermabrasion can help achieve a softer and smoother skin texture.

  2. Want to Address Texture Issues: It is effective at reducing or eliminating skin texture irregularities, making it a good choice for individuals with uneven skin texture.

  3. Wish to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Microdermabrasion can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  4. Seek to Reduce Scarring: It can reduce the appearance of acne scars and other types of scars on the skin.

  5. Have Sunspots or Hyperpigmentation: The treatment can also help fade sunspots and reduce hyperpigmentation.

  6. Want to Reduce Milia and Blackheads: Microdermabrasion is effective at unclogging pores and reducing the appearance of milia (tiny white cysts) and blackheads.

  7. Need Deep Cleaning: It's ideal for individuals who want a deep clean for their skin.

  8. Work Outdoors: It's a popular choice among individuals who work outdoors and want to maintain healthy skin.

Who Should Avoid Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion may not be suitable for everyone. It is not recommended for individuals who have:

  1. Rosacea: The procedure can exacerbate symptoms and irritation in those with Rosacea.

  2. Cystic Acne or Pustules: It may not be suitable for individuals with active cystic acne or pustules, as it can potentially spread the infection and worsen the condition.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion: The benefits of microdermabrasion include:

  • Softer and smoother skin.

  • Improved skin texture.

  • Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

  • Fading of sunspots and hyperpigmentation.

  • Unclogging of pores, reducing the appearance of blackheads and milia.

Downtime and Frequency: Microdermabrasion typically has minimal downtime, and any side effects like temporary pinkness or a feeling of slight windburn tend to subside within 24-48 hours. It is recommended to receive microdermabrasion treatments every 4-6 weeks for general skin maintenance. However, more frequent sessions (every 14 days) may be advised if you have specific goals, like reducing milia, and your esthetician may recommend a customized home care regimen to support your results.

To book your Microdermabrasion service follow the link below or call or text 970-980-6168.

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