The experts from SkinCeuticals are here to discuss why you need microdermabrasion in your life.
It’s a fact: the right at-home skin care can garner great results, but professional treatments are the secret to next-level skin. If you’re not ready for injections or lasers, that’s okay! There are several non-invasive, downtime-free treatments that reveal fresh, healthy, radiant skin. Microdermabrasion is one of them, and once you try it, you’ll wish you had started sooner!
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an extremely effective way to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and discoloration. This quick, painless treatment can also help unclog pores, smooth skin texture and enhance radiance as well. While the concept of microdermabrasion is quite simple, there are a few variations.
Types of Microdermabrasion
Crystal microdermabrasion involves a small handpiece that uses a strong stream of exfoliating aluminum or magnesium oxide crystals to whisk away dead skin cells while vacuuming them away at the same time.
Diamond-tip microdermabrasion uses a flat, exfoliating disc and suction to remove dead cell buildup. Keep in mind, the level of exfoliation can be customized based on the type of tip used, speed and pressure applied by the skin care professional.
Its customizable nature makes microdermabrasion generally appropriate for all skin types. Best of all, the results are visible immediately after treatment. While skin may appear pink for a few hours, there’s no recovery or downtime.
Microdermabrasion is best performed as a series of treatments, and skin care professionals generally recommend starting with six treatments spaced two to three weeks apart. While mild microdermabrasion treatments can be performed any time, deeper microdermabrasion treatments should be reserved for times when sun exposure is at a minimum (such as winter months).
Remember, microdermabrasion is often just one piece of the skin care puzzle, and an experienced professional will customize the ideal treatment plan for achieving your goals while keeping your unique skin type and concerns in mind.
The Importance of At-Home Care
To optimize professional microdermabrasion results, a proper at-home skin care regimen is key. This includes a topical vitamin C antioxidant serum every morning, targeted corrective products that address your main concerns (such as discoloration or acne) and a sunscreen to protect and complement your results. Microdermabrasion eliminates the uppermost layer of dead skin cells that provides a small degree of sun protection for the skin’s deeper layers. Applying sunscreen preserves results by shielding skin from UV exposure that leads to further damage.
Doctors and other skin care professionals love the combination of microdermabrasion and the SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator. With a patented complex of gentle exfoliating ingredients, hydrating hyaluronic acid and kombucha to promote smooth, radiant skin, this oil-free serum resurfaces and replenishes skin between professional microdermabrasion treatments.
SkinCeuticals is the number-one medical aesthetic skin care brand with thirty years of integrated expertise—which means the brand is dedicated to bridging the gap between at-home skin care and professional treatments in order to garner the best results. SkinCeuticals takes a comprehensive approach to skin care that includes office-based treatments along with home-based skin care. Eighteen integrated skin care clinical studies prove this methodology is the best path to optimal skin health and improvement.
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