Microdermabrasion — The Good, The Bad, The Pretty

Microdermabrasion has gained in popularity. More and more boutique spas and beauty centers are getting licensed and trained in performing this facial. At the very base, microdermabrasion is an exfoliation technique done with a machine. It goes deeper than your facial scrubs and allows you to exfoliate without doing damage to your skin. Many people have started asking for this facial because it enhances the appearance of skin. And, who doesn’t want that?

Benefits of Microdermabrasion (The Good)

There is a lot of good that comes from getting this type of facial. In a series of appointments, your skin is encouraged to repair and look better. Not only is this tool targeting the top layer of skin (the epidermis) but it goes deeper, to the dermis (the middle layer), and the subcutaneous layer, which is the layer containing fat and blood vessels. The top layer of your skin will produce more rapidly once you’ve started microdermabrasion. It promotes plumper skin that will absorb more moisture. Get your glow on, girl. What else happens is that collagen fibers are increased and skin cells grow and repair more consistently. This gives off a smooth and fresh look. You’re getting rid of dirt and dead skin that hasn’t been removed by makeup wipes or washing your face.

Inflammation and the Fine Print (The Bad)

As a result of having this tool run through your face, you will see some redness and inflammation. However, it’s not bad and it doesn’t last for very long. You have to remember that your skin just went through an abrasive procedure in order to get rid of dead skin cells. The other bad or unfortunate news is that microdermabrasion is that it’s not for everyone. While it does work for most skin types and colors, there are some cases in which it’s not recommended. For instance, if you have rosacea or broken capillaries, this isn’t your best bet. The same goes for anyone that may have a viral skin infection or other problematic skin. It’s adviced that you see a specialist before you schedule an appointment.

Fresh Looks (The Pretty)

Facials are done for aesthetics, for the most part. When we get this type of facial, we can expect our skin to come back feeling smooth and looking fresh. Not only that, but it also reduces redness, wrinkles, and age spots. These are all reasons why people go into their nearest spa. When you have uneven pigmentation, this is also a great solution. You’ll see your skin come back more vibrant and consistent in coloration. Usually knowing that dead skin cells are being removed is enough, but knowing that your skin will also look better afterward is a huge plus.