Microdermabrasion may be your answer if you are looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin in order to obtain a younger or more refreshed appearance. You may especially be interested in it if you want a treatment that is mild and produces minimal side effects, but is still effective.
This treatment is popular among patients and providers alike because it can take care of a number of things that are seen as signs of aging. Microdermabrasion should not be mistaken for dermabrasion, which is much more aggressive. When dermabrasion is conducted, an abrasive device is moved across the surface of the skin. It basically sands away the outer layer as it goes. As a result, several days of downtime are usually necessary. The skin may need to be bandaged and steps taken to minimize the formation of scabs.
Microdermabrasion does not require any downtime after the procedure. Individuals can immediately return to their normal functions right away. The only side effect that is usually associated with the procedure is some mild pinkness of the areas that were treated. This should be gone within a few hours, however.
This non-surgical treatment is good for removing dead skin cells or other debris. It can also be good at unclogging the pores. For this reason, it is often used for patients who are struggling with acne.
If you have fine lines and wrinkles that are starting to develop, you could benefit from microdermabrasion. These wrinkles form when the skin starts to loosen due to a drop in the amount of collagen that is present. Collagen is a protein that is found in the skin and serves the purpose of providing fullness and keeping the skin tight. Its levels drop with age because the body does not produce it in the same amounts. The natural result of this is a loosening of the skin with wrinkles showing up as well.
The skin will react to the microdermabrasion treatments by increasing the growth of collagen. Consequently, it will return to a former level of tightness and fullness that was present before the wrinkles formed. Microdermabrasion will also give the skin a smoother texture and a more even tone.
If your goal is to look younger, you should consult with our cosmetic professional at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in order to understand in more detail how you can benefit from this treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Guelph.