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What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals or other exfoliating surfaces to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. When you remove the stratum corneum, or the top layer of skin, the body interprets it as an injury. It then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. The machines can buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip, while some also vacuum loose skin cells from the face. At achieve wellness we use the diamond microdermabrasion machine. How we add in micro to a facial, is we cleanse the face, exfoliate and steam it, then dry the face out. We then take a small device that has almost like a suctioning feeling to it and apply a bit that has the diamond grit and run it over the entire face. We do this usually twice depending on the reaction of the clients skin. We then take a smaller bit and run over any fine lines, imperfections and smaller areas. Its almost like getting a deeper, more aggressive type of exfoliation done.

People with uneven pigmentation, fine lines and clogged pores can benefit from a series of microdermabrasion treatments. The procedure stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This improves cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture. So, if you have scarring, it may help reduce the appearance of acne scars. However, it’s not recommended if you have skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, active sunburn, herpes, lupus, open sores, psoriasis, fragile capillaries or widespread acne. This can irritate the skin and cause further breakouts. How often is recommended to get microdermabrasion all depends on each specifics clients skin. It can range from weekly, to monthly, to every 8 weeks.

Blog Author: Heather Barrett