With microdermabrasion, Toronto residents can brighten their complexions while dramatically improving the overall texture and tone of their skin. This safe, simple and non-invasive treatment is not unlike the exfoliation that many consumers are already practicing on their own at home. During these treatments, micro-fine particles are passed across the surface of the dermis that gently lift away dead, dry and damaged skin cells along with trapped dirt and debris. This creates a very minute amount of controlled skin damage, which initiates the body’s healing response and ensures that the outermost skin is vibrant, healthy and new.
What Can Microdermabrasion Do for You?
There are countless benefits that people can gain by including microdermabrasion treatments in their regular skincare routines. As one of the most popular dermatology treatments available, this procedure is a practical and highly effective solution for fine lines, enlarged pores, dark spots, age spots, mild acne scarring and dull, dry skin. When performed in a professional setting, microdermabrasion can trigger increased collagen production, the proliferation of new skin cells and even moderate increases in skin-supporting elastin. Best of all, given that the treatment frees the pores of all trapped sebum, dirt, oils, makeup and other matter, it can enhance the overall efficacy of your normal skincare products by allowing these solutions to penetrate more deeply into your skin.
Getting Optimal Results with Microdermabrasion
Much like many other non-invasive, anti-aging and skin-renewing treatments, microdermabrasion can be performed both in-office and at home. Using at-home kits to remove the very topmost layers of skin cells, however, always comes with a significant amount of risk. Consumers may be overzealous with their tools, thereby leaving the dermis more vulnerable to problems like skin infection, prolonged irritation and sun damage, among other things.
In a professional setting, however, this treatment can be performed according to the unique skincare needs and goals of the individual patient. Moreover, all patients are given detailed aftercare instructions for soothing, pampering and protecting their dermis as it recovers.
What to Expect During and After Your Microdermabrasion Procedure
Microdermabrasion is currently performed in two distinct ways. Before this treatment gets underway, our provider will cleanse the surface of your skin with a mild topical solution. Next, the outermost layers of skin will be gently exfoliated away with either a hand-held, diamond-tipped tool, or a special sandblaster that’s designed to simultaneously spray micro-fine, abrasive particles across the treated area and suction them back up. Once your treatment is finished, all remaining debris will be wiped away, and a soothing, water-based moisturizer with SPF protection will be applied.
As the skin recovers from this treatment, it will take on a noticeably brighter and more youthful appearance overall. With multiple treatments, problems like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and mild acne scars will begin to abate. Given that this treatment is entirely non-invasive, there’s no downtime with microdermabrasion, and little aftercare is required. However, as it heals, the skin will be more susceptible to sunburn and thus, patients are advised to avoid excessive sun exposure for two to three days after their procedures. It’s also a good idea to avoid rigorous exercise during this time, which may cause sweating and mild skin irritation.
At Pearl MD Rejuvenation, we proudly serve the Toronto area with expertly performed cosmetic procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion.