Microdermabrasion Can Breathe New Life into Your Skin

Sep 28, 2017 | Skin Care Articles

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There are many factors that can keep our skin from looking its very best: uneven texture, wrinkles, dullness and more can shrink your confidence and make you look older than you feel. At Dermis Advanced Skin Care in Ottawa, we offer a process called microdermabrasion to improve upon the way your skin looks and feels. This totally non-invasive treatment option is usually applied to the face, hands, neck, chest and back, though other problematic areas of the body can certainly be addressed as well.

Below we will outline everything that you need to know about microdermabrasion, how it works, and the benefits that it has for your precious skin.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Your technician at Dermis Advanced Skin Care will use microdermabrasion to gently and safely exfoliate dead and congested skin away, revealing your most glowing and healthy skin ever. This technique implements tiny grains that buff away the surface layer of your skin, thereby eliminating all dead and damaged cells that can clog or enlarge pores and create a less-than-even texture.

When you have your initial consultation with one of our trained skin professionals, your skin will be examined and discussed at length to determine if this is the best treatment for you. Everybody’s skin is unique, so what works for others might not work for you. Call us today to schedule this consultation at 613-233-7546!

A Bit of Preparation May be Required

Because some medications can impact your skin, it is important to list any medications that you have taken within the past six months when you go in for your initial consultation with an Ottawa skincare therapist. It is also vital for the specialist to know if you have any moles, or if you have a tendency to scar easily. All of these things can impact the quality of your treatment, and sometimes may result in changes to your skin care plan.

When you come in to Dermis Advanced Skin Care for your first appointment, ask as many questions as you want. This is about you, and helping you to achieve the confidence that smooth skin can provide. We want you to be sure going into this process that it is, in fact, what you want. No question asked will be left unanswered, so ask your specialist anything that comes to mind!

Buffing Away Impurities: The Microdermabrasion Process

On to the process itself! During a microdermabrasion treatment, your technician will use a specially crafted handheld tool that targets the top-most layer of your skin. A stream of small crystals is then used to gently buff away the top layer of skin, while suction is simultaneously used to collect the used crystals as well as any dead skin. Depending on what the problem is that you’re seeing us for, this process can take anywhere from five minutes to nearly an hour.

With the top layer of skin gone, you will see nothing but fresh skin that has a healthy, youthful glow that just cannot be bought from any drugstore shelf.

What to Expect After Your Treatment

The procedure is entirely non-invasive, so it requires very little time afterward for you and your skin to recover. Redness, skin sensitivity and swelling are not uncommon, and will likely reduce over the span of a day or two. If you have any concerns about side-effects that you see after your treatment and need some peace of mind or advice, call us at 613-233-7546 to speak with one of our specialists!

The results of microdermabrasion are not permanent, but you can prolong the look of fresh and glowing skin by using sun block and moisturizer to best protect your skin from the elements. If you take good care of your skin after your treatment, you will likely need to receive these treatments far less often, and you’ll get to benefit from soft and fresh-looking skin for even longer.

In short, microdermabrasion is an easy and safe method of restoring your skin to its youthful glory and fight away signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Visit us at Dermis Advanced Skin Care to see if this process is a great next step for you!