- exfoliates top layer of dead skin
- allows for intense penetration of skincare products
What is Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is the process of removing the top layer of dead skin cells to expose the maturing cells underneath. There are many methods of microdermabrasion ranging from creams, crystals, to diamond tipped abrasion tools. They all work to buff away the top layer of skin to remove the dead cells. Microdermabrasion has become so well known because it shows visible results in as little as one treatment. It is also less invasive and cheaper than a chemical peel.
How it is used
Microdermabrasion is used to exfoliate the top layer of skin. Your skin is made of two layers, the dermis and the epidermis. The epidermis is the outer layer, and it is also made of two layers, the stratum corneum and a new layer of skin. The stratum corneum is a layer of dead skin cells that sits atop the new skin that has not fully matured. Minor skin imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles exist in the stratum corneum. Microdermabrasion buffs away the stratum corneum to reveal the live skin cells underneath. This layer of cells is more sensitive and more receptive to skincare products. Some experts say that after a microderm, your skin is up to 50% more receptive to moisturizers and cleansers. Microdermabrasions also work to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Makeup will also go more smoothly on your new layer of skin cells.