Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that uses an action like a miniature sandblaster to remove the surface layers of skin from the face. Living, more vibrant cells are revealed and wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed by the process. Micro dermabrasion is one of several exfoliation techniques, including microlaserpeel and laser wrinkle removal.
Microdermabrasion has the advantages of speedy recovery time and a relatively mild action, but the corresponding disadvantages of requiring multiple sessions and maintenance sessions for best results.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is the use of small crystals to abrade the surface layers of the skin. The dermatologist or doctor uses a small handpiece to direct the stream of crystals to the face. The exfoliation effect stimulates the growth of new cells and stimulates collagen production in the skin.
Because microdermabrasion is such a simple and non-invasive procedure, it is one of the very few effective "lunch break" procedures available from a cosmetic dermatologist.
What does microdermabrasion do?
The exfoliating action of microdermabrasion removes the surface layers of the skin, revealing the younger and more vibrant cells below. Additionally, the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen.
Because it removes the top layer of the skin, microdermabrasion has a smoothing effect on fine lines and wrinkles. Smaller wrinkles and lines may be removed completely after repeated treatments.
Is microdermabrasion an effective anti wrinkle procedure?
Yes. Microdermabrasion is certainly effective, though it can take several procedures to create a noticeable difference in the appearance of the skin. Microdermabrasion has been superseded to a great degree by laser wrinkle removal, though microdermabrasion is still a viable anti wrinkle procedure that is both safe and effective.