Enhanced Microdermabrasion for Improved Skin

“Help! My face is becoming cross-hatched with fine wrinkles! Is there any way to regain the smooth skin I once had? I’ve tried everything!”

Well, maybe you haven’t. Enhanced microdermabrasion might be the perfect, non-invasive solution to your concerns. Microdermabrasion is quite safe and effective, especially when performed by one of the skilled staff members at Spa Black. Awareness of what supplements, particularly antioxidants, can do for the skin has fostered the concept of enhanced microdermabrasion.

What exactly is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion uses a sanding technique which gently removes the outer, uneven skin layer. Microdermabrasion can improve uneven pigmentation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne scars, improve age spots and exfoliate the skin. The procedure’s slight vacuuming technique agitates the skin and promotes collagen growth, resulting in thicker skin and a younger-looking complexion. Collagen tends to thin as we grow older, producing wrinkled, sagging skin.

What is meant by ‘enhanced’ microdermabrasion?

Physicians and cosmetic surgeons have long noted the efficacy of gels and serums designed to be absorbed easily through the skin and deliver vitamins and antioxidants, particularly vitamin C. Directly after microdermabrasion is performed an antioxidant serum rich in polyphenols is applied to the face.

What results are achieved?

Skin treated immediately after the resurfacing procedure showed significantly enhanced dermal thickness, with new collagen fibers forming. The treatments intensify clinical changes that occur with microdermabrasion alone, as well as the healing process. The antioxidant enhancement factor is considered a valuable addition to microdermabrasion alone.

What can I expect to experience during enhanced microdermabrasion?

The downtime for a complete chemical peel is rather long. This is because chemicals are used that actually remove layers of skin. Microdermabrasion offers extra precision and heightened results, without the downtime.

Enhanced microdermabrasion begins with mechanical exfoliation. A wand with tiny crushed diamonds and stainless steel particles is passed painlessly over the skin. This wand is attached to a suction device, which sucks away the dead skin cells immediately.  With enhanced microdermabrasion, a serum designed for deep penetration is applied to the skin immediately after the procedure, which dramatically boosts the effectiveness of the treatment. Microdermabrasion with enhancement takes several sessions to see full results, at the rate of about one every 10 to 14 days.

Enhanced skin cell turnover

Enhanced microdermabrasion speeds up the cycle of skin cell turnover, which is often flagging in older people. This is why a hard layer of outer skin builds up, many times sun-damaged and cross-hatched with wrinkles. A teenager will renew skin cells every 21 to 28 days, but a person over 50 can take up to 50 days for that to happen.

Enhanced microdermabrasion is most advantageous for those with mild signs of aging skin. It is generally recommended for fine lines, dull skin, uneven pigmentation and acne scarring.  When microdermabrasion is enhanced with topical treatments of antioxidants, the procedure is significantly augmented. Contact Spa Black today or stop by our San Antonio office to schedule your appointment. We’ll help determine if this is the most effective treatment for your skin and your needs.