At-home exfoliation is one of the best things that you can do for your skin. With the right tool, this process gently sloughs away dry and damaged skin cells so that your complexion always remains bright, vibrant and clear. When blemishes and other cosmetic issues start to crop up, however, exfoliation often needs to be performed at a significantly deeper level. Microdermabrasion is a quick, simple, and easy treatment that accomplishes this. Performed in-office, this procedure lasts approximately 30 to 40 minutes and it will leave your skin looking younger, healthier, and far more even in texture and tone. If you live in the greater El Paso area and are looking for an effective way to minimize sun spots, age spots, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and more, this could be the perfect solution for you.
How Microdermabrasion is Performed
During microdermabrasion procedures, micro-fine crystals are blown gently across the treatment area. These tiny particles scrape away dead skin cells at a level that at-home exfoliation cannot. Not only does this lift away dull and dry skin, but it also unclogs the pores, stimulates a more rapid production of new and healthy skin cells, and minimizes issues affecting the texture and tone of your skin. Next, the particles used for microdermabrasion and all resulting debris are carefully suctioned up, leaving the targeted area clean and ready for moisture. Before you go home, a soothing, hydrating solution will be applied to protect and pamper your skin post-treatment.
Common Cosmetic Issues This Procedure Can Correct
There are a number of common cosmetic concerns that can be minimized or even eliminated with one or more microdermabrasion treatments. To start, as trapped debris is removed from your pores, these openings will begin to look significantly smaller. If you have enlarged pores and are prone to acne as a result, eliminating current blockages and shrinking your pores will both enhance the appearance of your skin and limit the likelihood of future breakouts. Smaller-sized pores can also contribute to a more youthful-seeming complexion as well.
In addition to brightening up dark spots and sun spots, microdermabrasion is also an effective treatment for melasma. Melasma is a condition that many women develop during pregnancy, and as a direct result of the hormonal changes caused by both menopause and perimenopause. These dark areas of hyper-pigmentation can be extremely embarrassing, particularly when they develop on the cheekbones, forehead, upper lip, and other prominent facial areas. Moreover, melasma is notoriously difficult to conceal with store-bought cosmetics. Fortunately, not only is this an effective treatment for these blemishes, but it can also prevent new dark spots from forming in the future. That’s because the process of abrading away the topmost layers of skin triggers the body’s own natural healing abilities. Beyond producing new skin cells at a significantly faster rate, your body will also ramp up its production of important, skin-supporting substances like elastin and collagen. This makes this treatment a great, temporary alternative to many far more invasive anti-aging procedures.
Microdermabrasion Can Undo the Ravages of Ongoing Sun Exposure
Surprisingly, the overarching goal of microdermabrasion and treatments like it is to cause a sufficient amount of superficial damage to the skin for inciting natural skin repair. Purposefully causing skin damage in very minute amounts triggers a rapid response from the body. After all, the primary role of the skin is to keep invading organisms out. Whenever this covering is compromised, the body works overtime to repair it. This is why microdermabrasion and more advanced dermabrasion procedures are among some of the very best ways to reverse noticeable sun damage and other signs of wear and tear.
A lot of people attribute their increasingly aged appearances to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. In reality, however, sun damage is often the most noticeable evidence of facial aging that a person can have. As such, diligent efforts to minimize the daily wear and tear caused by sun exposure can go a long way towards making your skin look more vibrant and youthful all-around.
El Paso Locals Can Make their Favorite Skin Care Products Work Even Better
Most El Paso residents have already identified their favorite collections of skincare products. Sadly, however, lotions, night creams, cleansers, and toners have a tendency to stop producing the amazing results that initially draw consumers in. Rather than being an inherent flaw of these products, declining overall efficacy can often be attributed to clogged pores. Whenever your pores become dirty and clogged with debris, the skin-supporting nutrients and other active ingredients that your skincare products contain are unable to reach their intended destinations. Once microdermabrasion has cleared your pores, you can go back to using your favorite skincare system, and with optimum results. Key ingredients will be able to penetrate the dermis deeply in order to provide maximum benefits.
Look Younger and Increase Your Confidence
Eliminating dead, dry, and otherwise damaged skin cells can have an instant, brightening effect on your complexion. Many patients leave our office with a soft, dewy glow that’s wholly indicative of youth. Best of all, microdermabrasion has the power to produce both immediate and ongoing benefits. As new skin cell production increases, and natural collagen stores are remodeled and replenished, the treated area will start to look increasingly healthier. Creating controlled damage at the skin’s surface can additional result in more supple and resilient skin as well. Patients who opt to incorporate this procedure into their long-term skin care routines often experience significant surges in confidence as a result.
Clear Up Acne and Minimize the Appearance of Existing Acne Scars
Persistent and recurring acne may be the very bane of your existence. Although this is a problem that’s often associated with the adolescent years, acne can rear its head all throughout a person’s lifetime. Hormonal changes that are capable of triggering embarrassing breakouts can continue to occur well into one’s golden years. Whether due to excess oil and sebum production, blocked or enlarged pores, unhealthy life habits, or genetic predisposition, acne can have a noticeable impact on your confidence, your social and professional marketability, and your personality. Luckily, microdermabrasion can be very beneficial for acne suffers as well. The removal of dead skin cells is great for clearing pore blockages. The controlled skin damage produced by this process also helps break down and rebuild areas that have been affected by mild to moderate acne scarring. Due to this fact, microdermabrasion can minimize the frequency and duration of breakouts, eliminate existing blemishes, and reduce the appearance of scars that are affecting your skin’s texture and tone.
Minimize the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles with This Procedure
Another amazing benefit provided by microdermabrasion is the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles. Given that this process only causes very small and superficial amounts of damage to the skin, it is not intended for the treatment of deeper and more advanced facial wrinkling. If, however, you’ve recently developed tiny creases around your lips and eyes, you can take advantage of this convenient, effective, and totally non-invasive solution. Beyond clearing up blackheads, fading dark spots, and eliminating massive amounts of trapped pore debris, this process can also produce a smoother and virtually line-free complexion.
This Treatment Enhances Blood Flow for Increased Nutrient and Oxygen Delivery
Smoking, sun exposure, hormonal changes, unhealthy life habits, and normal wear and tear are all things that can cause the skin to appear old, dry, dull, and damaged. One surprising factor that plays a tremendous role in determining the appearance of your skin is blood flow. When people are young, their vascular systems remain hearty, robust, and ultimately free of any significant blockages. When they grow older, however, build-ups of arterial plaque, blood vessel constriction, and other developments that work against normal blood delivery can impede optimum circulation. As a result, less oxygen and far fewer nutrients will be delivered to the skin than in years before. These are changes that can certainly contribute to an increasingly aged appearance. As such, one of the most important benefits provided by microdermabrasion is an increase in both blood flow and lymph drainage. These are improvements that help expedite post-treatment healing. They also contribute to softer, more resilient, and much more youthful-looking skin overall.
What to Expect in the Days and Weeks that Follow Your Microdermabrasion Appointment
Once your microdermabrasion treatment is complete and your protective moisturizer has been applied, you will be immediately free to go. There is no downtime with microdermabrasion given that it’s not unlike having your face professionally exfoliated. You should note, however, that the treated areas will be significantly more vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays during the most formative stages of healing. This means that you should try to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible over the first two to three days following your appointment. You should also wear a sunblock with a suitably high SPF, and don a sunhat whenever spending any extended period of time outside. As your skin recovers, it will gradually become less susceptible to sunburn and other forms of sun damage. Practicing good self-care by always wearing sunblock when going out, however, is important for maintaining the results that this treatment provides, and for preventing new problems with sun spots and other forms of damage and discoloration.
Making Microdermabrasion a Regular Part of Your Ongoing Skincare Plan
A single microdermabrasion procedure can have a significant impact on the health and appearance of your skin. Scheduling even just one session is a great way to revitalize your appearance ahead of any important event or occasion. In order to reach their cosmetic goals, however, most El Paso residents require six to 10 appointments, with sessions being scheduled approximately 10 to 14 weeks apart. This gives the skin ample time to recover from each treatment, as well as sufficient time for the resulting improvements to manifest.
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This procedure an excellent solution to a very broad range of common cosmetic issues. It is also an effective preventative measure for those who are interested in maintaining the youthful and healthy appearance of their skin for far longer. Best of all, microdermabrasion treatments can be easily and safely combined with many other popular, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments. To learn more, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with InVogue Rejuvenation! At our convenient location in El Paso, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!