When considering all the causes of skin issues, it can be difficult to determine what to avoid, what to embrace, and where to turn for help. Depending on your skin woes and the severity of your conditions, there may be countless contributing factors to look out for, and an equal number of possible remedies to examine.
No matter what issues you might have with your skin, there is one underlying symptom that always seems to be either at the root of – or a significant contributor to – nearly all skin conditions. That is the excess accumulation of dead skin, debris, oils, and bacteria that clog our pores and inhibit the growth of newer, healthier skin cells.
Excess skin debris and clogging of pores is a major contributor to many skin conditions, such as acne, wrinkling, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. When pores become clogged, they get infected, resulting in active and painful acne lesions. When the skin becomes littered with too much dead skin and excess oil, new skin growth is prevented, which in turn creates fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
The answer to all these issues is exfoliation – the removal of dead skin and debris from the body – and no exfoliation treatment is as effective, as painless, or as fast-acting as microdermabrasion.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion combines exfoliating properties with vacuum suction to completely remove unwanted debris and dead skin from problem areas. First, the wand of the microdermabrasion device uses its rough surface to pull stubborn debris from the surface of the skin. Then, the patented suction technology takes loosened skin debris, as well as bacteria-causing oils, from deep within our pores. The result is skin that looks vibrant, healthy, and free of unwanted dirt and grime.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
Although microdermabrasion uses a rough surface to remove dead skin cells and debris, the procedure is not painful. It can be slightly uncomfortable, but no more so than the facial scrubs and cleansing brushes so many of us use daily. Furthermore, microdermabrasion has absolutely zero downtime. This translates to patients going about their daily routines without any painful side effects or embarrassing discoloration.
Is Microdermabrasion Compatible with Other Services and Products?
Yes. Because microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that results in no downtime, it can easily be combined with other procedures for optimum results. It is always best to check with a skin care professional before pairing procedures, and some other exfoliating treatments may require that microdermabrasion not be performed leading up to treatment, as effects can be minimized.
Because the skin is so invigorated by the microdermabrasion treatment, and because pores are clear of unwanted residue, the skin is left much more susceptible to the healing benefits of many topical products following the microdermabrasion treatment.
Jennifer Curtin is a medical aesthetician who is nationally recognized for her expertise in medical skin care. With more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she is dedicated to the aesthetic industry and has received awards of merit including the International CIDESCO Certification, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner and National Leadership Award. Jennifer is the president of Skintherapy, a leading med spa in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. To schedule a complimentary appointment with Jennifer, call 404-358-2961 or click here to submit a consult request online.