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Is Microdermabrasion right for your skin?

How do you keep your skin looking young, vibrant and glowing? Along with your everyday skin care regimen there are a few extra things you can do to have the most beautiful skin.

Microdermabrasion is a skin care treatment that helps to alleviate and diminish skin conditions such as sun damage, dark spots (hyperpigmentation), fine lines, dullness, and coarse skin texture. Most day spas and medical spas offer this treatment in combination with other facial services as a way to promote skin cell renewal and increase blood flow to the skin, which is what will give you the extra something you can't get at home.

Microdermabrasion is is a high intense way of exfoliating the skin,

A specialist uses a machines designed with a hand-held vacuum suctioning wand with diamond tips or high-grade micro crystals.

The diamond tip or crystals, which usually come in various textures and sizes, act like sandpaper to smooth and buff the skin while the vacuum clears away the dead skin and encourages blood circulation.

This service should only be performed by an experienced professional.

When done properly, microdermabrasion is a great way to be proactive about preventing signs of aging and keep your skin looking young and fresh.

Although it is typical done on the face, microdermabrasion can be performed anywhere on the body as long at the area of skin being exfoliated is not broken or infected.

Those who have had reactions with chemical exfoliation, such as lactic or Alpha-hydroxy Acid peels, can usually have microdermabrasion treatments without any problem.

The treatments are quick and can be safe to do as often as two or three times a month, depending on skin type and the skin condition being treated.

Topical skin treatments like vitamin serums and blemish creams are often more effective when used after a microdermabrasion treatment.

Be sure to wear sunscreen to protect your new skin and as always, home care is essential to keep your glow going between microdermabrasion treatments.

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