Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and gentle procedure performed by one of our experienced Skin Specialists. Microdermabrasion can be described as a thorough exfoliation treatment that removes dead and dry skin cells to reveal the glowing complexion underneath. This treatment offers many benefits, including increased blood flow, anti-aging effects, and smoother skin.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive technique that improves the tone and texture of your skin by gently removing the outer layer of the skin and enhancing its appearance. Microdermabrasion is used in treating skin problems like hyperpigmentation, aging, acne scars, and other medical concerns, though people use it for a variety of cosmetic reasons as well.
How Does it Work?
A mildly abrasive instrument is used during treatments to gently sand your skin, eliminating the thicker and uneven outer layer. This highly effective, non-invasive technique can also remove vellus hairs, commonly referred to as peach fuzz. Best of all, this type of skin rejuvenation can address stretch marks, small scars, wrinkles, light scarring, and sun damage.
How does this technique result in smoother skin? The skin contains two main layers: the inner dermis and the outer epidermis. The epidermis consists of a layer of dead skin cells known as the stratum corneum.
The stratum corneum primarily serves as a barrier between the lower skin layers and the external environment. This skin layer can become rough, uneven, and discoloured over time.
Shedding the stratum corneum is healthy, and it happens naturally. Microdermabrasion simply helps the process along so you can enjoy smoother skin sooner and for longer.
Who is it For?
All skin types and pigments can safely benefit from microdermabrasion, as the treatment does not leave scars or hyperpigmentation. It is less painful than standard dermabrasion, allows the skin to recover quickly, and can produce amazing results without the use of needles or medications.
The following conditions can benefit from microdermabrasion:
stretch marks and wrinkles
melasma and hyperpigmentation
Benefits of the Treatment
Microdermabrasion helps remove old skin cells by replacing them with new ones, which in turn results in firmer, more toned, and more youthful-looking skin. It also reduces pigmentation, stimulates blood flow, and decreases inflammation.
This manual, non-invasive technique boosts the amount of oxygenated blood in your skin's tissues, which promotes circulation and aids in skin cell renewal. Fortunately, this treatment works for all skin types and can even boost the effectiveness of your skincare products. Exfoliated skin more readily absorbs moisturizers, creams, and serums.
What to Expect Post-Treatment
The effects of microdermabrasion can last for several weeks. Results also depend on your age, how your skin responds to therapy, and how well you take care of your skin.
These are some of the noticeable effects you can expect from microdermabrasion:
reduction in fine lines
more even skin tone
There are some minor risks associated with microdermabrasion, but most adverse reactions will resolve themselves in a day or two.
Possible side effects include:
mild skin swelling
skin redness, similar to a sunburn
a burning or stinging sensation
increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
Microdermabrasion in Waterloo
At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, we look forward to helping our clients become their most confident, natural-looking, and radiant selves. Call us today at (226) 476-4367 to book an appointment, or connect with us online to begin your beauty journey.
No matter your skin concerns, our expert-led team is dedicated to making your dreams a reality! Reach out to us today to enjoy smoother and more youthful-looking skin.