Do you wish your complexion had a healthy glow and a smother appearance? A diamond microdermabrasion peel can help to rejuvenate your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The best part is that this procedure is non-invasive and requires no downtime.
Microdermabrasion: What It Is & How It Can Help You
Your skin is continually renewing itself. In fact, the outermost layer of skin (the stratum corneum) consists of dead skin cells that are being shed and will be replaced by the healthy layer below. When you exfoliate your face, this is what you are removing. Underneath the stratum corneum is a fresh healthy layer of skin and microdermabrasion reveals this, giving your skin a healthy glow.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
When performing a diamond microdermabrasion peel, the Rendon Center uses a wand that has a diamond tip. Other forms of microdermabrasion spray tiny particles on the skin that is compared to sandblasting the skin; the diamond tip is gently moved along the skin, removing the stratum layer and revealing the healthy layer of skin beneath it. Microdermabrasion is similar to exfoliation; the key difference being that exfoliation removes the cells that are being shed and microdermabrasion removes all of the dead cells in one session. The procedure is essentially a skin peeling technique that does not involve the use of chemicals. In doing so, the skin that is revealed has a better texture and pigmentation. The procedure only takes about a half an hour to complete and is virtually painless, patients report feeling a vibrating sensation that is similar to getting a facial massage.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Patients are pleased with the way microdermabrasion leaves their skin feeling, but it is also effective in addressing a number of skin problems. It is commonly used to treat age spots, acne, large pores, and fine lines. As an added benefit, with repeated treatment, it can help stimulate the production of collagen.
How Many Microdermabrasion Treatments Are Needed?
It may take several sessions to achieve the desired results, for this reason, many patients begin by receiving treatments every two weeks, and then the frequency is reduced to once a month. Your provider at the Rendon Center will determine what treatment schedule is best for your needs.
Are There Any Side Effects From Microdermabrasion?
Due to the fact that there is no downtime, it is possible for patients to have this procedure performed during their lunch hour and return to work after the treatment without any problems; this is why it is sometimes called a “lunchtime peel.” The most common side effect is redness, which can last for a few hours.