If glowing skin is one of your goals for this summer, there's no better time to try microdermabrasion. But what is microdermabrasion, and why is summer the ideal time for this treatment? Here are a few things that you need to know.
If you haven't heard of this cosmetic dermatology treatment before, here's your crash course. Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses a gentle exfoliating agent -- typically a minimally abrasive tool -- to remove the outermost layers of cells from your skin. This treatment is most commonly used on the face to reveal brighter, smoother skin. During a microdermabrasion session, your dermatologist will use the aforementioned abrasive tool to gently buff out your skin. In addition to revealing smoother and brighter skin, this treatment can also help stimulate collagen production in the skin. Microdermabrasion is also appropriate for use on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and even on your abdomen. No matter where you need some skin TLC, microdermabrasion can help you out. But why is summer the best time to invest in a microdermabrasion treatment? Let's take a look at just a few of the benefits of investing in microdermabrasion over the summer.
Above all else, microdermabrasion is gentle. While a chemical peel could also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it's not as summer-friendly as microdermabrasion. Not only does this mean you can reap the benefits of microdermabrasion even with suntanned skin, it also means that you don't need to avoid the sun after your treatment. This is perhaps the biggest difference between microdermabrasion and other forms of exfoliation. Microdermabrasion also doesn't require much downtime at all because of its gentle nature.
Whether you're dealing with acne scars or sun damaged skin, microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment option to consider. Because most of the sun damage you'll receive over the summer months is contained to the topmost layers of skin, microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment option to help you erase some of that summer skin damage. If you're dealing with sunspots or hyperpigmentation from sun exposure, then a skin resurfacing treatment like microdermabrasion is going to be an excellent investment to make.
The very nature of microdermabrasion treatment is to help you attain brighter, smoother skin. And since summer is the perfect time to show off the fabulous skin you've got, microdermabrasion is the best treatment to help you maintain that beautiful summer glow. With little to no downtime and no possibility of a skin rash because of how gentle microdermabrasion can be, there's really no excuse not to try this cosmetic dermatology treatment for yourself.
Getting the summer skin of your dreams does not have to be a huge hassle. If you think microdermabrasion could be right for you or you have more questions about this treatment, don't wait to set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.