Clear Up Your Skin This Summer with Microdermabrasion

As the summer approaches, many of us look in the mirror with fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots staring back at us.  Now is probably the time tohead to the medical spa for a professional microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion is a relatively painless skin treatment that buffs away dead skin cells, removing superficial scars and light acne blemishes. It’s a subtle, but effective way to polish your skin leaving a smooth and radiant glow. This process works for most skin types, and many people achieve noticeable results with a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart. If you would like to look your best within a relatively short time period, set up a consultation with a reputable medical spa in your area to find out if you would be a good candidate for microdermabrasion.

Getting Skin Ready for Summer with Microdermabrasion

Buffing your skin with a facial cloth or scrubber at home isn’t always enough to get rid of that layer of dead skin cells that often gives you a dull, lackluster appearance.  If you have light acne, or hyper pigmentation, known as freckles, you know many topical treatments won’t really tackle the problem.  Microdermabrasion can be especially effective for revitalizing the skin at a deeper level and bringing out that fresh layer of skin underneath. That fresh layer of skin gives your face that new look you may need this summer.

Medical spas use a small wand, with a rough-edged tip, and pass it over the skin to break apart the skin cells. They clear up that upper layer of your skin while massaging the skin tissue. This process helps to increase circulation while getting rid of the top layer of skin completely. This results in a younger, cleaner appearance.

You can space your treatments about three to six weeks apart, or undergo just a single treatment, to revive the skin before the season. This treatment can also be combined with a regular facial treatment or chemical peels to deliver enhanced results.

Taking Care of Skin After Microdermabrasion

New skin cells need to grow back before you undergo another treatment. The healing process typically takes about 21 days, so you need to plan to have your treatment a few weeks before a big event this summer. Your skin also needs to be shielded from direct sunlight for at least three weeks after microdermbrasion, or you run the risk of severe burning, scars and freckles. Wearing sunscreen isn’t enough to protect your sensitive skin from UV damage.

Most people’s skin is very sensitive immediately after a microdermabrasion treatment so extra care must be taken to protect and moisturize the skin post-treatment. Read more in Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin After Microdermabrasion.

Learn more about microdermabrasion in our information guide, or set up a consultation with a medical spa in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for this skin rejuvenation treatment.