The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it also reflects your lifestyle. Age, sun exposure, and environmental conditions affect the look and feel of your skin and can make you look older than you are. In order to keep your skin looking young and fresh, it is vital to properly exfoliate in order to keep your skin looking smooth and luminous. One great treatment that exfoliates and improves the look of skin is microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion helps renew skin through mechanical exfoliation. Microdermabrasion is non-surgical and it requires much less recovery time than other skin treatments such as lasers or peels
Pure Med Spa owner Jeff Nourse recommends microdermabrasion treatments for anyone who wants to reduce wrinkles and erase acne scars or age spots. During a microdermabrasion treatment, a hand held device is passed over the skin that delivers a stream of fine crystals or diamond dust onto the surface of the skin. The crystals are blasted onto the skin at a high speed and they remove the topmost layer of the skin. The other end of the microdermabrasion device acts as a small vacuum that sucks up the remaining crystals and the dead skin cells. This treatment is commonly used on the face, but microdermabrasion can also be used to improve the look of your hands, chest, arms and even feet. The treatment is enjoyable and is often performed in a relaxing spa like setting. You can also boost the effectiveness of a microdermabrasion treatment by combining it with a glow peel. A glow peel is a short chemical peel that also encourages exfoliation of the skin. When these two treatments are done together, they leave patients with a fresh, glowing complexion.
Sometimes referred to as a “lunch time” treatment, microdermabrasion produces instant results by clearing away the dull skin cells that sit on top of the skin. The treatment only takes between 30-45 minutes and is practically painless. Most people who undergo microdermabrasion treatments are able to go on with their day as usual. Microdermabrasion also continues to improve the look and feel of skin by stimulating new skin cell and collagen production. Collagen production is vital to healthy skin because as we age, our skin stops making enough to keep the surface tight and smooth. Although the treatment is most commonly used to reduce the signs of aging, microdermabrasion can also improve uneven skin tone and texture and improve the look of oily, dry or patchy complexions. Jeff Nourse recommends microdermabrasion for any patient who wants to improve the look of their skin whether they are male or female, young or old.
Currently, microdermabrasion is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market and for good reason. With little or no pain and only a small time commitment, microdermabrasion can substantially improve the way your skin looks. Keep in mind that the key to great skin is prevention, and microdermabrasion is a great preventative treatment because it effectively and evenly exfoliates the skin.