Are you looking to reduce fine lines and sun damage on your face? What about getting rid of acne blemishes and bumps? If this sounds appealing, then getting microdermabrasion with Pinnacle Dermatology in Birmingham, MI might just be the perfect fit.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
This simple and safe process is an easy and painless way to get clearer skin. It’s low risk and has a rapid recovery. There are two main ways that dermatologists and estheticians complete this treatment: with a crystal or a diamond-tip.
This type of microdermabrasion is the original; it came to the United States from Europe, and it’s still the most popular way to do the treatment.
During the treatment, a health care professional uses a glass or stainless steel wand that is connected to a machine. Super-fine crystals are blown through the wand and sprayed over the skin. It’s akin to sandblasting, but in a controlled and gentle process. The used crystals, along with all the exfoliated skin particles, are vacuumed back up into the wand.
There are several types of crystals that can be utilized for this treatment. Aluminum oxide, or corundum, crystals are often used because they are almost as hard as diamonds. Estheticians also use magnesium oxide crystals, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) crystals, or even sodium chloride (salt) crystals.
A newer form of this treatment is the diamond-tip version. If the crystal treatment is like sandblasting, the diamond-tip one is like using sandpaper. It’s gained popularity because it’s neater and more easily controlled.
Rather than blowing crystals across the skin to exfoliate, the esthetician uses a wand that has a diamond-encrusted tip. The tip gently abrades the skin and vacuums exfoliated particles back into the wand.
5 Benefits You Should Know About
We know that microdermabrasion is the perfect way to get glowing, healthy skin. But what are the key benefits?
1. A Brighter Complexion
If your skin has been looking dull or lackluster, this treatment is the perfect way to brighten up your skin. Our outermost layer of skin, called the epidermis, sheds skin cells at a relatively fast rate. Most of the dust that collects in our home is actually made up of shed skin cells.
But what about those skin cells that need the help of exfoliation to shed? Without some help, they’ll stay where they are, covering up the healthy skin beneath. Having dead skin cells on our face leads to a dull complexion. Once they are removed and the healthy skin is visible, our complexion immediately appears brighter. That’s because the healthy skin is able to reflect light in a way that the dull, dead cells could not.
This treatment is the perfect way to brighten up your complexion and get a healthy glow.
2. No Down Time
Many facial treatments can leave you feeling a bit sore or even swollen and red. But not this one. This treatment is a favorite because there is no recovery period. Immediately after the treatment, your skin will look clean, clear, and bright. You won’t have to wait for redness to fade or for your skin to not feel sore. You can simply go on with your day as a brighter, more beautiful you!
3. Fine Lines and Acne Scars
Small blemishes on your face are some of the most frustrating skin issues to deal with. No matter what you try, they seem to stay put. Whether you’re dealing with small wrinkles starting to develop or you want to get rid of pockmarks and scars that you’ve had since your teenage years, this treatment is the perfect choice.
These blemishes are generally due to issues with the outermost layer of skin. This treatment effectively removes the dead cells of the outermost layer, thereby erasing most superficial issues. Gentle abrasion allows the healthy and unmarked skin below to shine!
4. A Painless Option
Most beauty and aesthetic treatments are somewhat painful. They might include needles or even anesthesia. This treatment, however, is as painless as it is effective. It easily clears your skin of dead cells and removes them without causing you any pain! There’s no downside.
5. Encourages Remodeling
Exfoliation isn’t all this treatment does. When the wand vacuums up all the dead skin particles, it creates negative pressure, allowing the skin particles to be lifted off your skin, and into the wand. The negative pressure also stimulates the dermis, the layer of skin beneath the epidermis. This encourages the remodeling process to occur.
Your body is always healing. When you have a cut or an injury, your body knows, and it works extra hard to heal the area. Using negative pressure effectively does the same thing. It triggers a response in your body that works to repair the skin and give you a thicker, more elastic, smoother, and healthier complexion.
No matter what skin issues you are facing, microdermabrasion is an easy and effective option. Because it encourages healthy and strong skin, it’s a great tool to fight any complexion issues. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, so it deserves a little extra attention. Treat your skin the way it deserves to be treated and you’ll see the results immediately.
To schedule a microdermabrasion treatment, or to have any questions answered, contact Pinnacle Dermatology in Birmingham, MI today.