Microdermabrasion is a term describing the application of tiny rough grains to scrape away the aforementioned surface layers of skin. This skin-care treatment can serve as an effective alternative to more invasive, and more costly, procedures like plastic surgery, chemical peels, and injections. However, the treatment is also helpful in preparation for more involved facial procedures.
Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic procedure because it is effective, affordable, and convenient. It works on both the outer layer of the skin (called the epidermis) as well as the deep layer of the skin (the dermis).
The epidermis is the layer most exposed to the environmental elements. It’s a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer of the epidermis is called the stratum corneum. All of the effects of the microdermabrasion take place at the level of the stratum corneum, which is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine lines and blemishes.
The procedure is quite simple, beginning with the application of a calming gel or foam to cleanse the skin of dirt and oil. The doctor then applies the microdermabrasion tool to the skin. This tool is filled with tiny crystals or diamonds to exfoliate the top layers of skin cells.
Once the outermost layer of the skin is removed, the healing process involves the production of new skin cells to replace the old ones, leaving patients with a newer, smoother-looking appearance to their skin.For best results, patients should plan multiple treatments at Laser Med Spa, ideally spaced out every two to three weeks.