What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion, Skincare, QC Plastic Surgery

Are you looking for gentle skin treatment for problems like enlarged skin pores, poor skin texture, or mild sun damage? If so, you should consider microdermabrasion. This popular aesthetic procedure will leave you with smoother and more youthful skin, and one of the main advantages of the treatment is that it requires no downtime.

How Microdermabrasion Works

Before going into too much detail, it might help to understand the part of the skin that microdermabrasion treats. The very outermost layer of skin is medically known as the stratum corneum, which is composed of millions of dead skin cells and various types of cellular debris. This material has a dulling effect upon your skin, blocking its natural radiance. 

Microdermabrasion both stimulates and uncovers fresher skin underneath to create a more youthful glow.

Your practitioner will use a wand (handpiece) with a diamond-encrusted tip that is passed over the skin and exfoliates the skin. This gently removes all of that cellular junk on the surface of your skin, leading to an immediately brighter complexion and rejuvenated texture.

Microdermabrasion Treats:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Superficial acne scars
  • Enlarged pores

Skin Rejuvenation

When we remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, your body speeds up its production of new skin cells, which rise to the surface. The result is instantly fresher and smoother skin.

Microdermabrasion also increases blood flow to the treated area. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, leading to skin that appears more firm and youthful. Over time, your skin will be rejuvenated and begin to glow.

Another key benefit of microdermabrasion is that it increases the effectiveness of topical skincare products. The layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin will be removed. Without the presence of this barrier, anything that you apply to your skin will now be absorbed more deeply and work more powerfully.

Microdermabrasion also helps reduce the size of skin pores. This technique helps with removing oil, cellular debris, and other impurities that keep skin pores clogged. Microdermabrasion allows natural oils to reach the surface of your skin again, allowing pores to return to their normal size and shape.

Your Results

Microdermabrasion is a gentle and continual treatment that removes superficial layers of skin in a very safe and controlled way. It encourages skin cell renewal and rejuvenation for a healthier epidermis and dermis skin layer.

The way to achieve the best results from your microdermabrasion treatments is to undergo several sessions. The mild nature of the treatment makes frequent treatment sessions a no-risk affair. For example, you may want to undergo around six microdermabrasion treatments a week or so apart.

For More Information

If you would like to receive additional information about how microdermabrasion can improve your skin, talk to your provider about your aesthetic goals. To book a consultation for any of your skincare or plastic surgery questions, contact the office of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form. Our conveniently located Charlotte office welcomes patients from throughout the region

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