Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular cosmetic skin treatments for skin discoloration. Over time, things like aging, sun damage, acne, and genetics can really take a toll on the surface of your skin. Microdermabrasion is a treatment that specifically targets only the very outermost part of your skin and does not require any sedation or lead to any discomfort.
The technique involves the use of a device that sprays tiny crystals onto the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of your skin, which is comprised mainly of dead skin cells. Through the removal of this layer of inorganic material, your skin will immediately appear brighter and more youthful.
How It Works
In earlier days, cosmetic procedures were limited to types of surgery. Today, minimally-invasive and non-invasive techniques allow us to make significant enhancements to your skin without the need for incisions. Techniques like microdermabrasion do not require any sedation or downtime. You can return to work or resume your normal activities immediately after your fast treatment.
The stratum corneum skin layer is composed of inorganic material that protects your skin from pathogens, injuries, and pollutants. It develops because of the way that maturing skin cells rise to the surface of your skin and eventually die. Normally, these dead skin cells will slough off, making room for new ones. Sometimes, these cells can build up on the surface of your skin and have a dulling effect on your complexion. Microdermabrasion works by removing this skin buildup.
Microdermabrasion is indicated for use in virtually any skin condition involving the top layer of skin, or stratum corneum. It helps to treat aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles. It is also helpful in treating melasma that can cause abnormal skin pigmentation.
The treatment is also effective for anyone dealing with rough texture or superficial scars. It can help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and brighten your complexion.
We perform your microdermabrasion procedure using a special device that is placed over your skin. This creates a vacuum, and the device transmits crystals that break up the stratum corneum skin layer at the molecular level. These crystals will be returned back into the device and collected inside a waste container, along with dead skin cells and cellular debris.
Another form of this treatment involves the use of a diamond-tip device that is more appropriate for use in delicate skin areas like under the eyes. Like the normal form of treatment, these abrasive crystals and cellular debris are vacuumed away at the end of the procedure.
If you are bothered by the appearance of a dull complexion, superficial scars, or enlarged pores, please visit us at Riverwalk Medical & Wellness in Corona, CA to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!