Microdermabrasion involves spraying microcrystals on your skin to slough off dead skin cells and reveal healthy looking skin. This spa treatment is a great way to refresh and enliven your skin, but can it reduce wrinkles? Here’s what you need to consider.
Microdermabrasion Versus Other Facial Treatments
Microdermabrasion offers similar effects as dermaplaning or derma peels, but the process is a lot less invasive. With dermaplaning, the top layer of skin is removed and with derma peels, several layers are removed. In contrast, with microdermabrasion, your skin is essentially polished. All of these processes result in smoother, younger looking skin, but generally, microdermabrasion requires a lot less healing and down time after the procedure than the alternatives.
All of these procedures help to reduce the effect of fine lines or very small wrinkles. As a result, you may notice that your face shows fewer wrinkles after getting these procedures, but microdermabrasion is much gentler than these other options with similar results.
Microdermabrasion and Wrinkles
Typically, wrinkles fall into two categories. There are static and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are caused by gravity. Over time, gravity simply pulls some of your skin downward. In contrast, dynamic wrinkles are caused by your facial expressions. Some people get frown lines while others get laugh lines.
Generally, you need to use different approaches depending on the type of wrinkle you are trying to eliminate. For instance, Botox can help with dynamic wrinkles because it actually paralyzes the muscles that are moving to create those wrinkles. However, it can’t help with static wrinkles. In contrast, a face lift can help with static wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is unique because it can help both categories of wrinkles, as long as they are small.
The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Beyond helping with small wrinkles, microdermabrasion can offer the following benefits:
- Smooths skin texture
- Not as risky as other cosmetic procedures
- Doesn’t require downtime or healing
- Fast and easy
- Feels great and refreshing
- More affordable than many alternatives
To get the greatest benefits, you may want to get this procedure regularly. Even if you retain some wrinkles for character, this procedure still helps to boost the youthful, healthy look of your face.
The process can also help to remove discoloration, issues related to sun damage, and even some stretch marks. To learn more, talk with your esthetician about the benefits for your situation.
Before getting microdermabrasion or even a simple facial, talk with your esthetician about any concerns you have, including allergies, breakouts, or worries about wrinkles. When you come in for the treatment, you are seated in a chair and the practitioner exfoliates your skin with a hand tool. Then, they apply a moisturizer.
If you want to reduce wrinkles after the procedure, you should try to stay out of the sun, consider foundation with SPF protection, and avoid activities like smoking.
You deserve to treat yourself and you will love the healthy look you can get after a microdermabrasion treatment. To set up an appointment or to learn more, contact us directly. At A Touch of Las Vegas Day Spa, we provide a variety of relaxing spa treatments and services that are great for reviving your body and soul.