Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation process that uses medical grade crystals or disposable crystal-free exfoliation tips to remove the dead outermost layer of skin. The removal of the dead outer layer of skin reveals new, living skin cells that are smoother, softer and more receptive to nutrients.
Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-invasive and virtually painless procedure that can be used as an alternative to laser treatments and chemical peels to remove dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the face. It is one of the safest, most trusted procedures for improving skin tone and texture with over 15 years of success in the USA and over 30 years of success in Europe.
The microdermabrasion procedure is performed under the supervision of a certified medical professional. The operator passes a hand piece over the skin to remove the outermost layer of skin known as the stratum corneum. By y removing the stratum corneum, the underlying epidermis tissue is stimulated by the abrasion and resulting vacuum effect which promotes generation of new collagen. Microdermabrasion also thickens the dermis layer of skin and improves resistance to the effects of ageing.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that is suited for all skin types, requires no anesthesia or recovery time, contains no hazardous chemicals, and is significantly less painful than other similar procedures.
Microderm abrasion is used to help treat or diminish the following conditions:
– Fine lines
– Sun-damaged skin
– Acne-prone skin
– Oily skin
– Dry/patchy skin
– Superficial age spots
MD Claiborne Dermatology uses the Genesis Biosystems Microdermabrasion treatment system. You can learn more about Genesis Biosystems here.