Small wrinkles on the face develop as we age. These lines and wrinkles are partly caused by a decrease in the amount of moisture retained in the epidermis, and the problem is compounded by a reduction in the amount of collagen produced within the skin layers. Microdermabrasion can improve the overall texture of the skin surface. This procedure gently removes the epidermal layer a little bit at a time. After a series of treatments, the body responds by building up a new layer of epidermis from below. Because the replacement process is hastened, the new layer of epidermis is generally healthier than the cells that were lifted away during the procedure.
When Do We Recommend Microdermabrasion?
This procedure is most commonly performed as a means to smooth the skin surface and eliminate stubborn lines and wrinkles that exist on the epidermal layer. It can also diminish the regional discolorations that occur in areas of scarring. During the consultation, we examine the client’s facial skin closely. We determine the thickness of the skin, and we also see how deep the wrinkles are. If we determine that microdermabrasion is a suitable treatment for superficial wrinkling, we may schedule a series of treatments, slotting them conveniently around the client’s work and other activities.
A Closer Look at the Treatment
Microdermabrasion, as the name implies, is a procedure that uses tiny particles as the polishing agent. Unlike traditional dermabrasion, however, the procedure is much gentler and only removes the epidermis, and even that is accomplished in a steady manner. Once the dermal layer is exposed, the treatment is complete. The client typically experiences no downtime after the treatment.
Gradual, Steady Skin Rejuvenation
After a series of treatments, the dermal layers have gone into overdrive producing material that forms the new epidermal layer. Nutrients have rushed to the lower skin layers to speed up this process. Collagen production increases, and this strengthens all of the skin layers, even those not affected directly by the microdermabrasion treatment.
The skin becomes more radiant, more youthful in appearance, more even in tone, and smoother. The fine wrinkles and lines are barely noticeable. The results may last for many months before a repeat treatment series is be scheduled.
A Targeted Skin Rejuvenation Approach
To learn more and to schedule your personal consultation, get in touch with us at Feel Good Laser and Skin Clinic in Richmond, VIC. Microdermabrasion is a simple, effective treatment for reducing the appearance of various skin conditions. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more!