The top layer of your skin is medically known as the stratum corneum. You may be surprised to learn that this outer skin layer is not actually living skin tissue. Instead, it is composed of inorganic material like dead skin cells, oils, and cellular debris. It normally serves a protective function to prevent harmful materials from penetrating into your skin. But cosmetically, it can block the natural radiance of the living skin tissue found underneath. Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that can help brighten your complexion by polishing this inorganic material to reveal more youthful skin underneath.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that offers a non-invasive way of exfoliating the surface layer of your skin to remove dead skin cells and other types of inorganic material. This helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen and reveal new skin that appears smoother and more vibrant.
What Conditions Does the Treatment Help With?
Conditions like dull skin, fine lines, sunspots, blemishes, and superficial acne scars can be improved, particularly when you undergo regular treatments. In addition, microdermabrasion helps to enhance the absorption of products like lotions, creams, moisturizers, and serums. The stratum corneum skin layer often blocks topicals with larger molecular sizes. By removing it with this treatment, you are allowing for far greater skin penetration than normal, which greatly enhances the effectiveness of these products.
Am I a Good Candidate?
This treatment may benefit you if you are looking to brighten your complexion and enjoy a healthy glow. It also helps those with signs of mild acne scars, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and clogged pores. Regular use helps to maintain clear, healthy skin that glows.
Some of the benefits of microdermabrasion are that it offers good results with no requirement for downtime and no complications. It helps to enhance the appearance of wrinkles, sunspots, and mild scars and is safe and effective for all colors and skin types.
How Is the Treatment Performed?
We use a small hand-held device to spray tiny abrasive crystals onto your skin. This breaks up the molecular bonds holding the stratum corneum together, which allows us to vacuum away this organic material and the crystals.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Your skin will enjoy a healthy glow after your treatment, but to obtain the best results you should undergo repeated treatments. This is because the stratum corneum skin layer will regenerate itself as dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin.
If you would like to experience for yourself how a microdermabrasion procedure can brighten your complexion, improve superficial scars, and reduce enlarged pores, feel free to get in touch with our team at the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts, MD in Rancho Mirage. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!