What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a beauty treatment that improves the tone and texture of a patient’s skin by removing a layer of dead skin cells. The exfoliation process takes place when the provider sprays on particles or uses an abrasive to sand away the outer layer of skin, according to Healthline. The process is more targeted and comprehensive than exfoliation through masks and scrubs that many consumers buy at the store.

Microdermabrasion can help address a variety of surface-level skin conditions, including sun damage, fine lines, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, age spots, acne, and superficial scarring, according to MedicineNet and a Penn State Health study. While the face is the most common treatment spot, any skin area can undergo microdermabrasion.

  • Microdermabrasion was first developed in Italy in the 1980s, according to Mukti Organics
  • It was first approved for US markets in 1996, according to Healthline
  • By removing dead skin cells at the surface of the skin, patients can expect their beauty products to penetrate 50% more effectivelyand enjoy smoother makeup application, according to Mukti
  • Microdermabrasion can be helpful for patients of a variety of ages, but the best results are often seen by those between the ages of 35 and 50, when skin is in the early phases of aging, according to Mukti

Are you interested in learning if Microdermabrasion is right for you? Contact us today for a consult or to schedule your treatment!