We all love our skin and know that it’s important to take good care of it, but sometimes we don’t do as great a job as we’d like to. With time, the signs of this lack of care can start to become visible and we might not feel oh so hot in our skin. However, fret not, a  Microdermabrasion facial can be just what you need to bring your skin back to life!

  What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion, also known as microderm, can have amazing benefits for those looking to provide the best care for their skin. So what exactly is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion treatments are a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin on your face. With many of the skin’s imperfections residing on the top layer of damaged skin, microdermabrasion clears this away and in doing so removes things such as fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.The treatments make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, which removes the thicker, uneven outer layer as illustrated below.


Tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin, which  gently exfoliate the top layers of your outer skin. This technique is less aggressive than dermabrasion, so you don’t need numbing medicine. The high speed, depth, and direction of the crystal flow allows fresh and smoother skin to emerge as the old layer is stripped away. The vacuum action stimulates micro-circulation which increases the blood supply and provides nutrients for skin regeneration. It also helps to detoxify the skin by increasing the lymphatic flow which then carries away waste trapped within the tissues, speeding healing, and improving facial contour. In other words, it leaves you with a new layer of baby fresh skin that simply put “glows”.

If there is one thing that we all want it’s results, but we don’t want to have to go through a painful procedure in order to get those results (quite frankly, I don’t know anyone who would want to willingly go through a painful procedure). However, there are some skin treatments that can be quite painful. Fortunately, a microdermabrasion facial is not one of them, so no matter what your threshold or lack thereof for pain is, you don’t have to worry about it, they’re suitable for everyone! At the most, those with sensitive skin will feel a tingling sensation.

Another great thing about microdermabrasion is that, as opposed to its predecessor dermabrasion, it can be used on any skin type. This means you don’t have to worry about whether or not your skin can handle the procedure. It’s also a very convenient treatment   because it can be used directly on skin without any preparation and this allows you to get it done whenever it suits your schedule and enjoy results on your time. As soon as you walk out of the spa, you will be able to notice the difference in your skin. Unlike with dermabrasion, there is no trauma or bleeding.

Microdermabrasion is great for treating the following:

– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Sun-damaged skin
– Excess oil production
– Enlarged and open pores
– Dull, stressed and congested skin
– Skin pigmentation
– It can be also be used to lessen the appearance of stretch marks

Microdermabrasion also makes it easier for high-tech skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build and thicken your collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. As we get older, however, collagen production declines resulting in looser, uneven skin.

 If you look at before and after pictures, it’s no wonder that this noninvasive procedure is considered by some as an “instant facelift”. 


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You should be able to see a difference in your skin after your first treatment, but for the best results and continued results you should consider multiple treatments as this will help produce the following long term benefits: 

 – You will not have to worry any more about clogged pores because ongoing microdermabrasion treatment will clean out pores to leave your skin smoother and healthier.

– It helps to significantly reduce superficial hyper-pigmentation (also known as age spots)

– By taking advantage of multiple treatments, you will be able to enjoy much smoother skin which is free from blemishes and fine lines.

– Your skin cells will be replaced with new, healthy ones which will make your skin look and feel better.

– If you suffer from acne scarring then a regular microdermabrasion facial treatment can significantly help to reduce the appearance of scarring.

– If you have coarsely textured skin, you will find that microdermabrasion treatments will help to smoothen the skin out.

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The benefits that treatments can provide are so amazing that the real question is: why would you not go and get one done? I can’t think of any reason why I would not go get one with so much to gain. How many treatments you would need to reach optimum results depends on your age and the condition your skin is in, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re in the South Florida area and find out how radiant your skin can be!