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What Is Microdermabrasion, How it Works, And Will It Enhance Your Skin?

UWhat Is Microdermabrasion?

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Let’s Break It Down:

Micro=Very Small


Abrasion=Scraping or Wearing Away

Microdermabrasion is one of the many cosmetic treatments that most people are familiar with, but are not aware of what it is exactly. It is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells known as “stratum corneum” to create a rejuvenating effect.

When Is It Used?

This treatment is recommended for all skin types and colors. The best results are generally seen by people in the early stages of aging, and between 35 and 50. It is not recommended if you have skin conditions such as, dermatitis, rosacea, active sunburn, lupus, eczema, or widespread acne. This can aggravate the skin and cause further breakouts.

How Does It Work?

It is a non invasive, painless procedure that tackles flaws at the surface level without wounding or disrupting the skin. The treatment of the face takes around half an hour, and even less around the neck. Tiny crystals are gently sprayed onto the skin by a machine designed specifically for this procedure to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. The exfoliated skin particles are simultaneously vacuumed away leaving you newer skin.

A great benefit of microdermabrasion is that there is very little to no downtime since the procedure is quick.

Post Treatment

You may notice that skin will be visibly red and sensitive due to the abrasion, which is normal. It is recommended to refrain from applying makeup until skin is thoroughly healed. Moisturize to repair and avoid excessive peeling, and avoid sun exposure after procedure.Your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight, so it is crucial to be vigilant with applying sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher as you continue to limit exposure.

A series of 6-10 treatments is recommended for optimal results, with two weeks in between sessions for recovery. Then complemented by monthly maintenance treatments.


Microdermabrasion is appropriate for cosmetic problems associated with aging, sun damage, age spots, and other types of discoloration and fine lines. It also helps with those who suffer from oily skin, reducing clogged pores. The treatment activates the blood flow, which increases the nutrition supplied to skin cells. This boost cell production, which improves skin’s elasticity and texture. If acne scarring is problematic for you, microdermabrasion may help minimize the appearance of acne scars from blemished skin. A single treatment is excellent for an upcoming special occasion and want your skin looking healthy, robust and refreshed.

Professional Treatment vs At-Home Device

Being in the hands of a skilled dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, is a safer option for microdermabrasion than at home kits or services provided at salons and spas which lack medical supervision. Treatments performed at home won't achieve the same results you would get if your treatment was delivered by a professional. At Urban Calm our staff is dedicated to providing you with the best anti-aging treatments.

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