Microdermabrasion: How It Works to Improve Your Skin

If you’re frustrated with the way your face looks because of dull, lackluster skin, you’ll do whatever you can to improve it. Microdermabrasion, or “sanding” your skin, can repair a variety of issues and works to return your youthful complexion. While this may sound intimidating, microdermabrasion is actually a fairly gentle procedure.

At Qvita Health & Wellness in Wesley Chapel, Florida, this is one of our go-to treatments for a variety of skin issues. Panagiota (Peggy) Demetriou, ARNP, FNP-BC, and Ashley Negron, our medical aesthetician, use microdermabrasion to make your skin more vibrant and healthy looking. While exfoliating at home is important, the home microdermabrasion kits can’t come close to the results you get with this minimally invasive, in-office procedure. This safe treatment can truly transform the way you look. 

When good skin goes bad

Age takes its toll on your skin, as does the sun and the environment. Of course, genetics may also play a role in the kind of skin you have. Age, brown or dark spots, a dull complexion, and a skin texture that is uneven are all issues that can be treated with microdermabrasion. Large or clogged pores and lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet can also be treated and improved.  

It can also eliminate the effects of melasma, which is a specific skin condition that results in brown or grayish-brown patches appearing on the cheeks, chin, nose, forehead, or neck. Because it’s the result of getting too much sun, we’ll always advise you to wear sunscreen and cover yourself whenever possible. The sun can just do too much damage, and sun protection must be part of your daily routine. Because the condition seems to affect more women, especially during pregnancy, we believe that hormones can also cause melasma.

Luckily, microdermabrasion can correct these issues. It’s also used to reduce surface scars, including those from acne and pox marks. However, it’s not effective on birthmarks, moles, or certain scars like those from a burn. The team at Qvita Health & Wellness will make sure you know exactly what to expect and what we can accomplish. 

How microdermabrasion works

We start by thoroughly cleaning your skin, then covering your eyes to protect them from the small exfoliating crystals we spray onto the troubled areas. Think of microdermabrasion as a medical “sanding” or exfoliation of your skin, that removes dry, dead, and dull cells and thickens the collagen, which allows softer and younger skin to emerge. The process revitalizes and rejuvenates your skin, as the old, bad skin gets sprayed off, and the healthy new skin is what’s left. 

Your skin may look pink or red, like a sunburn, for the first 24 hours and then settle down. The only side effect is mild irritation or possibly getting some of the crystals in your eyes, but we take all precautions and safeguards to prevent this. Then, the normal protocol is to avoid the sun or use protection for the next few days. And depending on your unique situation, you can repeat the treatment every one or two months. 

Microdermabrasion works to improve your skin and make it softer, brighter, and younger looking. When you’re ready to take advantage of this or any of our other top cosmetic services, set up a consultation and call us or use the convenient book online tool. 

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