Beautiful, healthy skin is a priority for most people. However, did you know that your daily skincare routine may not be making much of a difference to your skin? If you implement a rigid skincare regimen but can’t seem to rid yourself of fine lines, dark spots, and discoloration, microdermabrasion might be just the solution for you.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a safe, effective treatment that removes the dead cells from your skin’s outer layer, promoting the regeneration of new cells at a faster rate than average. The result of a microdermabrasion treatment is firmer, more youthful-looking skin that has a soft feel and reduced appearance of flaws.
Depending on your practitioner, you’ll either receive crystal or diamond-tip microdermabrasion. The first technique involves directing tiny particles at your skin through a wand-like applicator. The second method involves a diamond-tipped applicator that makes direct contact with your skin during exfoliation.
Finding the right practitioner is vital for successful microdermabrasion. Make sure your practitioner knows any specific skin concerns and needs you might have.
Reduce Wrinkles, Age Spots, and Discoloration
Wrinkles and fine lines have various causes, including age, sun exposure, and stress. Though it can be difficult to avoid developing any wrinkles as we age, microdermabrasion can help to reduce their appearance.
The treatment is also an excellent option for skin discoloration, such as skin yellowing. A 2006 study of microdermabrasion recipients showed decreased skin yellowness and more brightness after six weekly sessions.
Microdermabrasion can treat age spots, light scarring, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation, such as melasma. It can also help treat sunspots and even out your skin tone. To see the best results, combine treatments with laser therapy and topical treatments of Vitamin C.
Shrink Pores and Treat Acne
Aside from being an unwanted aesthetic feature, enlarged pores can also be responsible for frequent breakouts. Though microdermabrasion shouldn’t be used as a treatment for acne breakouts specifically, it can significantly shrink pores, leading to decreased acne because the skin now contains fewer bacteria and oil within its layers.
Additionally, the treatment is known to decrease the visibility of long-standing acne scars. Though deep scars caused by acne may be difficult to remove with microdermabrasion, specialists use this treatment for lighter acne scars to replace other more intense or costly treatments.
Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks
Among the many topical treatment options for stretch marks, such as tretinoin cream, microdermabrasion is known to be at least more effective in reducing their appearance. As the treatment removes dead cells along the skin’s surface, it also encourages new skin cell growth, boosting cell turnover.
This process can help speed up your skin’s ability to heal as it stretches and expands. Therefore, a microdermabrasion treatment would be most effective just after stretch marks have become visible.
Contact NY Metro Vein
Restore your skin to its former glory today with microdermabrasion. Contact us at NY Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center to learn more and schedule your initial consultation.