The Science Behind Microdermabrasion

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Published on December 16, 2015 by Stuart B. Porter

If you’re considering microdermabrasion in Orem, you may be interested in knowing the science behind this incredibly effective skin care treatment. Medical spas offer microdermabrasion treatments as a less invasive alternative to chemical peels, as they offer many of the same benefits, including acne scar treatments. Here are some interesting information about how microdermabrasion works.

The Basic Principle of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion skin care treatments utilize a grainy skin care cream to exfoliate the outer surface layer of the skin. The outer layer is the one most frequently damaged by adult acne, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. When the outer layer of your skin is disturbed, your body reacts by attempting to heal a perceived injury. Your body will quickly replace the skin cells lost during exfoliation with new, healthy skin cells. This improves the appearance of the skin, making it appear younger and smoother. It also diminishes adult acne breakouts, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, and sun damage.

Benefits of Repeated Microdermabrasion Skin Care Treatments

The more often that you receive microdermabrasion skin care treatments, the longer the results with last. Repeated microdermabrasion treatments will eventually affect the way that your skin grows. Over time, deeper acne scars and skin damage will be reduced and even eliminated. Because microdermabrasion treatments stimulate a quick healing response by the body, the lower skin levels will work overtime to bring new, healthy skin cells to the surface of your skin.

Medical Spa Treatment Versus At Home Treatment

There are many over the counter microdermabrasion creams and lotions that you can try at home. The benefit of undergoing a microdermabrasion treatment at a medical spa, however, is that the spa technician will use a special skin care instrument that makes the treatment more effective. This tool uses a suction process to bring skin impurities to the surface, then shoots out a solution of aluminum oxide, sodium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate that attracts and collects the impurities and dead skin cells. These impurities are then vacuumed up by the tool and removed from the skin.

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