Microdermabrasion: what can it treat?
Posted on February 15, 2017
You may heard about microdermabrasion in various health and beauty blogs or articles, but you may not know what it can actually treat.
Rather than being used to simply treat one skin complaint, it can actually be used to treat various conditions. Let’s take a closer look…
Congestion and Blackheads
It’s safe to say most of us have experienced the annoyance of blackheads at some point in our lives. They can range from small to pretty unsightly and sometimes, we can’t get rid of them all. They are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged and congested from everyday dirt, grime, dead skin cells and oils. Hormonal changes can also cause excess oils to be produced which can also contribute to clogged pores. Blackheads get their dark appearance because the skin over the clogged pore opens and air exposure causes it to look black.
Skin congestion is pretty common and sometimes, no matter how much we exfoliate, cleanse and take care of our skin, we can’t get away from the everyday pollutants that affect our skin. Microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliating procedure that works to unclog pores and decongest the skin. With the microdermabrasion wand, we can gently buff the skin to remove the clogs that cause blackheads. Leaving your skin decongested and clear.
Fine lines are the sign of a life well lived! But for some, fine lines can be a sign of getting older. We all want to have youthful skin – it makes us feel healthy and more confident. And fine lines and wrinkles can be a hindrance to that. Our skin starts to age as early as our mid-20’s which doesn’t really seem fair but hey, that’s the reality of the situation. It’s during this time that our collagen production slows until it eventually stops. And it’s collagen that provides our skin with elasticity and that youthful bounce! This means as we get older we’re more likely to develop fine lines and wrinkles where the skin just doesn’t bounce back anymore. Microdermabrasion works deep in the skin to encourage collagen production and can reduce the look of fine lines.
An uneven skin tone can leave people feeling self-conscious and scrambling for the concealer every day. Discolouration and pigmentation can be caused by a few different things: an excess of melanin or pigment in the skin, acne scarring or excess sun exposure for example. To even out skin tone and rectify the situation, microdermabrasion can be used. The wand is used on the skin to gently buff away the top layer of dead skin cells but because it works deep into the skin, it encourages new smoother skin to form and evens out skin tone. You’ll see a noticeable difference after only one treatment but we recommend a course for the best results.
Mild to Moderate Acne
Being a teenager almost ensures that you suffer from some form of acne for a period of time. It’s almost a rite of passage to go through it during your teenage years. However, for the majority of us, our skin clears up as we head into adulthood, leaving our spotty skin behind. Unfortunately, for some, our acne stays with us and can be a source of contention well into our 20’s and 30’s. It can be a real confidence shatterer dealing with adult acne but microdermabrasion can help. Not only can microdermabrasion be used on the face, but other acne prone areas such as the back and chest.
One of the main benefits of microdermabrasion is that other than a little bit of swelling, there are no side effects and you have zero downtime, meaning you don’t have to take any time off work or disclose that you’re even having the treatment done. To find out more about how microdermabrasion can help you, contact us at Rejuvenate.