Should You Try Microdermabrasion?

Have you ever tried microdermabrasion? Or, have you wondered why you should? It’s one of my favorite skin treatments to give clients because they can immediately see glowing skin that’s more smooth and clear.

Microdermabrasion, commonly referred to as “microderm,” uses a machine with a tip to lift dead skin cells while it vacuums to stimulate the skin and sweep away the dead skin cells. Stimulation of the skin helps to improve collagen production.

Microderm is also used to help reduce hyperpigmentation (brown spots), mild acne scars, and improve fine lines and skin texture. It can also help improve acne by unclogging pores and reducing the dead skin cells that, along with oil, clog pores and create breakout. You’ll see visible results with one microderm, but a series of six to eight treatments will maximize the benefits.

Microderm can be done using a fine spray of crystals to exfoliate the skin, but today most machines use a tip made of diamonds. The tip is applied to each area of the face in a crosshatch pattern or sweeping pattern, depending on the manufacturer.  The amount of suctioning and pressure with the tip are adjustable so that microderm is comfortable for almost everyone.

One of my favorite ways to use microderm is to alternate a series of microderms with a series of peels. The combination maximizes the results of both treatments. My acne clients especially find it effective to reduce the number of breakouts, nodules, and cysts. Be sure to apply SPF every day, especially immediately following any facial treatment.

Whether you have microderm done as part of a facial or as a stand-alone service, you’ll leave with clearer, glowing skin. And, don’t we all love a little instant gratification?

Stay pretty,

Helen Gaye

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Make an appointment by calling Glow Skincare at 615-226-4627