Monday, September 10, 2012

What is Microdermabrasion?

For my first blog post, I decided to write about a service that does not get nearly enough attention as it should: Microdermabrasion.   I find that so many clients have no idea what this service has to offer, what it treats or when to have the treatment done.  So, allow me to tell you a little bit about this wonderful treatment!

Microdermabrasion can help to improve fine lines, rough or dull skin texture, mild sun damage, clogged pores, comedones/black heads, and mild acne scarring.  The device also incorporates blood flow and circulation to encourage healthy cell recovery and cell division.  

Microdermabrasion devices used in spas or physician offices have recently changed, however I will be referring to the standard devices that utilize crystals, such as aluminum oxide.  This service can be performed on many skin types and it can be categorized as a preventative treatment and/or a corrective treatment.   For a service that yields very little downtime, it has the ability to offer near clinical results.  I cannot emphasize enough the key to this process, as with any skin treatment, is repetition and patience in order to keep the already low risk of complication to a minimum.  

Not everyone will be a candidate, however a wide range of individuals from sensitive skin to thick resilient skin will benefit from the ability to improve the skin concerns previously mentioned.   Additionally, third party research proves that this in-office treatment will improve epidermal thickness, dermal thickness and collagen thickness.  Biopsy specimens (tissue samples) from both studies prove the results.  Check out the conclusions from the studies here: 


As with many treatments, a series is needed to help correct an individual’s concern and the lifelong benefit to prolong the aged appearance is worth the wait.

For those who are looking for, and most importantly are able to handle a more aggressive approach, I also offer a Microdermabrasion treatment combined with chemical peel.  I am an experienced, licensed Aesthetician with over a decade of experience and have been performing MicroPeels in popular physician offices for 6+ years. 

For more information and to determine if you are a candidate for a Microdermabrasion or Ultra Microdermabrasion Peel, I invite you to schedule a consultation with me.

-Posted by Angelina Aker, AE
 Licensed Master Aesthetician, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Laser Technician