Why Microdermabrasion Is So Popular and How It Can Help You

Man being treated for Microdermabrasion Why Microdermabrasion Is So Popular and How It Can Help You

When you want your skin to look smoother, brighter, and more supple, there are a number of treatments you could invest in. But if you want to see some truly amazing results, microdermabrasion might be for you. Here's what you need to know.

How to Identify and Treat Microdermabrasion

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic dermatology service that utilizes an exfoliating agent -- usually a minimally abrasive tool -- to remove the outermost layers of skin cells from your face. This is done to help reveal the brighter, newer skin underneath. During this treatment, your dermatologist will gently buff out your skin with the abrasive tool we mentioned earlier. In addition to revealing smoother and brighter skin, this treatment can also help stimulate the production of collagen. This treatment is most commonly used on the face, but microdermabrasion is also appropriate for use on the thighs, buttocks, hips, and even the abdomen. Far from being a treatment solely for your face, microdermabrasion can have a host of benefits for skin all over your body. Curious to learn more about this dermatology treatment? Let's take a look at some of the other benefits of microdermabrasion for your skin.

Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

One of the most common reasons to invest in microdermabrasion treatments is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. While a chemical peel could also help with this, microdermabrasion is a bit gentler on the skin and doesn't require as much recovery time. Of course, your results will vary based on the areas you're having treated with microdermabrasion. For example, microdermabrasion may not be an effective treatment to reduce eye wrinkles or wrinkles on the neck.

Target Uneven Skin Pigmentation

If you're living with unwanted skin pigmentation in the form of acne scars, age spots, sun damage, or melasma, microdermabrasion may be a good treatment option to consider. Since microdermabrasion helps remove the outermost layers of your skin, it can help reveal brighter, more even-toned skin. This, in turn, can help reduce the appearance of unwanted pigmentation on your skin. In combination with cosmetic dermatology services like vitamin C treatments, you could see excellent results for a more even skin tone after just a few treatments.

Reduce the Appearance of Pores

While microdermabrasion isn't recommended for treating active acne breakouts, it can help reduce the appearance of your pores. In turn, this could lead to a reduction in the formation of blackheads on your skin. When your dermatologist is exfoliating your skin, they're helping remove dead skin cells that may be blocking your pores and contributing to breakouts or oil buildup. With that dead skin out of the way, your pores are free and clear of anything that might cause irritation. In addition, your skin will look much smoother after a microdermabrasion treatment.


Microdermabrasion is one of many cosmetic dermatology services rife with benefits for your skin. If you have questions about this treatment or you want to schedule an appointment, don't hesitate to make an appointment to talk with someone on our staff at North Pacific Dermatology today.

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