You’ve heard it from your friends or perhaps you have come across the term “microdermabrasion” during one of your online searches. Or maybe you’ve received a coupon from your local spa for a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
So does microdermabrasion work and what can it do for your skin that regular facials cannot? Let’s look at this treatment and see how it might help improve your skin.
The Basics on Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion refers to a cosmetic procedure that often uses mechanical tools to gently exfoliate or remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis.
More recently, microdemabrasion has made a leap from being favored by actors and actresses to more mainstream use. It has been hailed as an instant facelift, more effective and less invasive than chemical peels and botox. Men especially seem to be taken with microdermabrasion as an alternative to cosmetic surgery.
This application will often include the use of aluminum oxide crystals or other grains to enhance exfoliation. The treatment is used in medical procedures, spas and creams you can apply at home. Microdermabrasion treatments are most often used on the face, hands and neck but can be used on any area of the body where you wish to remove skin impurities.
To understand how microdermabrasion is effective as anti-aging skincare, let’s first understand skin and skin layers. There are two main layers to your skin, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outer most layer also known as the stratum corneum.
The Stratum Corneum – Outer Most Skin Layer
The topmost layer is known as the stratum corneum which acts as a barrier between the outer layer and lower layers of skin. As a barrier, it keeps all but the tiniest of molecules from getting in.
When you apply serums or creams to your skin, a good majority of the moisturizer passes through the stratum corneum layer but not all as it’s acting as a barrier. This layer also contains skin imperfections like blemishes, fine wrinkles and age spots.
When the skin is debrided, the effects take place on the stratum corneum layer. The principle is you are altering the stratum corneum which causes the body to perceive a mild injury. That results in a flurry of activity to replace the lost dead cells with new, healthy ones.
The stratum corneum holds the skin’s visible imperfections such as sun damage, blemishes, wrinkles and fine lines. By debriding this layer, those imperfections are removed. Studies also show that serums and lotions are absorbed better and are more effective without dead skin cells and barrier of the stratum comeum in the way.
Studies also suggest that continual use of microdermabrasion treatments at consistent intervals may influence the growth of lower layers of skin cells as well as removing blemishes that go deeper over time.
In clinics, this procedure is commonly performed with a special machine that scatters fine aluminum oxide crystals across your skin. These components help remove the surface or topmost layer of the skin, and these are eventually vacuumed along with dead skin cells.
Effects of Microdermabrasion Treatment on Your Skin
There are many benefits to your skin from microdermabrasion whether done at home or in a professional setting. As the stratum comeum is debrided, the surface of the skin improves bringing new, smooth skin cells. As mentioned previously, imperfections such as sun damage, fine lines and other blemishes will be removed.
With dead skin cells gone, other serums and lotions you apply will be more effective as they are now able to penetrate deeper into the lower layers of your skin. Since microdermabrasion can remove some moisture, always follow a treatment by a hydrating serum and moisturizer.
Many studies have reported that continual microdermabrasion treatments may affect how the lower layers of the skin grow and remove deeper blemishes and scarring over time.
At-Home Treatment with Spa-Quality Results
For many men and women, the cost of spa microdermabrasion treatments is prohibitive as this will run into many hundreds of dollars. If budget is an issue, or you barely have time to spare to visit the spa, using microdermabrasion treatment at home can be a practical option for you.
That is why Visio Elan has developed Infusion Glow, an at home microdermabrasion cream that contains the same aluminum oxide crystals as those used in spa machines. These very fine and abundant crystals exfoliate yet are very gentle. The combination of natural fruit enzymes, micronized marine salts and herbal extracts work together to eliminate signs of sun damage, premature aging and irritation.
Infusion Glow exfoliates dead skin cells, removes impurities, scrubs away dirt and debris leaving glowing, radiant skin. With twice weekly use, you can achieve smoother and younger looking skin just by applying this at-home skin care treatment!
Before spending hundreds of dollars, try a jar of Infusion Glow that contains the same ingredients as a very expensive professional microdermabrasion treatment. By using this twice a week, the results overtime will be amazing.
Discover what Visio Elan’s microdermabrasion treatment can do for you, and be impressed by the outstanding results. Click here to learn more.
And while you’re at it, take a look at their Visio Elan’s Collagen Peptide Mask which is a wonderful two-step process for giving yourselfe a mini-facial at home. The mask has marine collagen, two peptides, Matrixyl3000 and Oligopeptide plus hyaluronic acid. It’s the perfect companion to the microdermabrasion cream.