Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment to smooth and clear skin. A surface-level physical exfoliation, this skincare procedure is great in the summertime since our skin is at higher risk for damage during the year’s hottest season.
This exfoliating procedure is a non-invasive treatment to remove top layers of dead skin. A dermatologist uses a small buffering tool, an abrasive that will gently lift and shed dead cells to give a brighter and more even skin tone. There are no needles or anesthetics used for this procedure, which has a downtime period of just a couple of hours for the redness to subside. This quick turnover is one of the reasons microdermabrasion is such a popular option.
Microdermabrasion can respond to several surface-level conditions that come naturally from aging, dryness, or congested pores. Your dermatologist can perform this treatment to:
smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
clear buildup of dead skin to improve acne, blackheads, and acne scars
diminish hyperpigmentation, scars, age spots, and stretch marks
exfoliate your skin
reduce or close pores
improve overall skin tone
improve absorption of skincare products
In addition to these, microdermabrasion is a great “pre-treatment” for other procedures that might work better with the impermeable layer of dead skin removed. It can also be a good “clean-up” following other, deeper procedures, like a chemical peel whose after-effects have your skin shedding several days after the procedure.
In the summer, being active in the sun and active in our social lives can wreak havoc on our skin. A microdermabrasion treatment that unclogs your pores and lifts layers of dead skin will help keep acne under control so that your skin is clear and ready to be seen. With less dead material on the surface, pores can remain small and clean even though we sweat more in the summer.
When we sweat more, we’re probably going to be showering more. It’s good to wash off the sweat and buildup from products and dirt during daily life, but on the other hand, over-washing can lead to dryness. Regular microdermabrasion treatments will keep your pores ready to absorb moisture from water when you rinse and from oils or creams when you moisturize.
Microdermabrasions are also great in summer because it’s party season! We’ll be out with friends and family for small, medium, and large events, and we want to look our best. Having an even skin tone makes us look brighter and more youthful. Having a fresh, clear skin surface will also help hold makeup better and give a smooth look. For those of us who don’t wear makeup, our natural glow will better shine through.
This non-surgical, safe, and effective microdermabrasion treatment is a great exfoliation option for a gentle, professional refresher for your skin. Since it’s deeper than you can do at home, it can solve some of those issues that you just can’t seem to resolve on your own with commercial products. A skincare specialist will be able to adjust the treatment to your skin type and the level of removal needed. Schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists today!