Visual signs of aging include poor skin texture with lines and wrinkles. When the skin is rough, it makes us look older than we actually are. As environmental factors add to the problem, the skin cannot heal itself because of the decreasing amount of collagen produced by the body. Microdermabrasion is a simple, non-surgical skin revitalizing procedure that removes the rough epidermal layer, which in turn stimulates the creation of healthier skin tissue. It’s the treatment we often recommend for our clients who bring us their concerns about overall skin texture and tone. When the skin becomes suppler and evenly textured following microdermabrasion, darkened regions such as freckles and age spots also become less visible.
Smoothing the Skin Without Surgery
Many of the problems with skin texture can’t be corrected with surgery anyway. A facelift, for example, smooths the skin by stretching it upward. This eliminates creases and sags, but it doesn’t really address the problem of fine lines, wrinkles and superficial discolorations.
Microdermabrasion is a special technique that gently removes the outer layer of the epidermis. This stimulates healthy tissue creation. The body is merely responding to what it interprets as a slight injury. The acceleration of new tissue creation also means an increase in the production of collagen, an added bonus of the microdermabrasion procedure.
How It Works
We first consult with our client so that we can examine the skin closely and determine whether smoothing the skin through this treatment will minimize the appearance of wrinkles and small discolorations. The procedure itself is rather simple. We use a special instrument to gently remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
This is one of the best parts about the microdermabrasion procedure. The client can resume virtually all normal activities immediately. We will advise the client to stay out of direct sunlight for a set amount of time, and we might prescribe or recommend a soothing gel or lotion, but otherwise, there’s no post-treatment regimen that needs to be followed.
Visual results are immediate as the skin is now smoother than before treatment. The improvement in texture and tone will continue for some time, however. Increased collagen in the skin will take a while, but the wait is worth it as new skin cells are created at an accelerated rate.
Get a Revitalized Appearance
You can get started on your revitalized appearance by getting in touch with us at Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre to schedule your personal consultation. You can enjoy smoother, more evenly toned skin without surgery thanks to microdermabrasion. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Guelph!