Microdermabrasion effectively minimizes the appearance of fine lines, shallow acne marks, light scars, hyperpigmentation, early sun damage, dull and congested skin, uneven skin tones, and enlarged pores. Your skin may become noticeably smoother even after one treatment and better absorb moisturizers. However, keep in mind that microdermabrasion is not useful for deep acne scars or deep wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is a simple, quick, noninvasive, and painless machine-assisted skin-exfoliating procedure. It requires no needles or anesthesia. Much like brushing your teeth, it helps to gently remove dead cells and skin debris. By eliminating these surface cells with microdermabrasion, the skin is left soft and supple while forcing the regeneration of new skin cells.
Microdermabrasion helps to gently exfoliate surface layers of skin using fine crystals or diamond tips to abrade the skin and vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin.
Microdermabrasion should not be confused with dermabrasion which is an invasive surgical procedure performed typically by dermatologists or plastic surgeons under local or general anesthesia. Dermabrasion is a procedure for deeper acne scars.
Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, microdermabrasion may be repeated every three to four weeks for optimal results. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin-care creams yield best results.
At Virmago, we welcome all clients to come to us for a complimentary skin consultation at any of our two convenient Toronto locations. We will take a closer look at your skin and provide recommendations for what treatment is best for you.