As we get older our skin goes through significant changes, as teens we get acne, then we begin to get lines in our faces as young adults, eventually combing with wrinkles as we become older adults. This may be one of the main things about aging that we don’t like, because seriously, we all want that flawless looking beautiful skin.

Fortunately, technology has made way for incredible treatments that has numerous benefits for our skin and can combat some of these problems we don’t want.

The process of this technique gently removes the top layer of dead skin cells, Removing the dead tissue further brings the healthy layer of skin to the surface, fostering healthy cell rejuvenation. The process is completely painless and non-invasive, typically taking less than 30-45 minutes for a facial treatment. Microdermabrasion is pretty beneficial for individuals who issues such as dull or sallow skin, those with mild acne or acne scars, acne discoloration, pick or pock marks, wrinkling skin, and facial lines. Microdermabrasion is a great option for an effective treatment ideal for patients who have superficial skin problems accompanied by busy lifestyles. Microdermabrasion provides  a number of benefits with essentially no side effects or downtime needed. Individuals who have  deeper acne or pock scars may need to expect a much longer series of treatments in order to achieve the same results, but in the end, it is worth it.

For those of you who are thinking to yourself, “What is microdermabrasion and how does microdermabrasion work?” Well, as technology has changed, so has the technique for microdermabrasion. Traditionally, a crystal microdermabrasion system would contain a pump, a connecting tube, a hand piece, and a vacuum. The pump would serve to create a high-pressure stream of inert crystals, to abrade the skin, while the vacuum removes the crystals and exfoliated skin cells. Contrasting to the crystal microdermabrasion system, the diamond microdermabrasion machine does not produce particles from crystals that could potentially become inhaled into a patient’s nose or blown into the eyes. Therefore, diamond microdermabrasion tends to be safer for use on areas around the eyes and lips.

While there are no specific age or sex restrictions with microdermabrasion, it is typically meant for individuals over the age of 12 to adults age 65 can get microdermabrasion. There is actually no official age maximum, mature skin over age 70 may come with slightly higher risks of abrasions and bruising. Individuals who are younger than 12 may sometimes also receive treatment under the care of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, however, it is not recommended under any other professional for children that young.