Skin Care: Does Microdermabrasion Work?

If you’re looking for an affordable and pain-free anti-aging technique, microdermabrasion could be the solution. Here’s a look at just what this skin care procedure entails and whether or not it’s effective.

What is a microdermabrasion?

This treatment goes by a few other names, including Power Peel, Derma Peel, and Parisian Peel. Terminology aside, microdermabrasion is a skin polishing technique that removes the top layer of skin to leave a soft, radiant glow underneath.

This “lunchtime peel” express treatment can be completed in as few as 20 to 30 minutes. However, a full-service microdermabrasion lasts for an hour. Still, that’s not very long when you consider the radiant, healthy glow you’ll have when leaving the office.

What does a microdermabrasion treatment look like?

When you come to a Skintastic clinic for this skin care treatment, you are treated by an aesthetician. This highly trained staff member uses a handheld device to blast fine particles of sand-like crystals against facial skin. They then vacuum away the used crystals along with dirt and dead skin cells that are blasted off. The process is not painful—patients generally experience a slight tingling sensation.

After the treatment, you can expect to immediately resume regular activities. Upon leaving the clinic, pinkish-colored skin is normal and fades within an hour or two. Microdermabrasion is prized for its effectiveness with all skin types, including darker-skinned patients. The treatment can even be used on the neck and chest for a consistent, healthy glow you can maintain year round.

Does microdermabrasion work?

In order to see the results you’re after, plan to schedule five to ten skin care treatment sessions over the course of two to three weeks. Most patients see a difference in their skin radiance after four or five sessions. Treatments are usually combined with prescription-strength skin care products to help you see the best results from the microdermabrasion treatment.

After the initial five to ten treatments, your aesthetician may recommend that you return for one microdermabrasion treatment every few weeks to maintain your soft, radiant glow. Following the advice of a Skintastic professional is the best way to experience optimal results from this skin care treatment method.

To learn more about cosmetic skin care, or to set an appointment for a microdermabrasion, contact us at 972-620-3223. Be sure to join our Facebook and Twitter community to stay updated on a daily basis about the latest cosmetic trends and procedures!