Microdermabrasion involves removing the top layer of your skin with the help of a hand-held device. It’s incredible for exfoliating your skin and reducing signs of aging.
But is there anything to back up the effectiveness of the procedure? There’s plenty. Below, we look at four studies proving just how effective microdermabrasion is.
1. Microdermabrasion of Acne
While this procedure cannot cure acne, it can certainly work to clear the skin and reduce acne scars. Studies show that if you have depressed acne scars, you may need to add another treatment to your microdermabrasion routine, such as laser therapy. But for more superficial scars, microdermabrasion can do wonders for clearer, healthier-looking skin.
2. Enhanced Collagen Production
There is also evidence that the procedure can encourage collagen production. Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its elasticity and strength. It also works to improve the absorption of your skincare products, making them more effective.
3. Improved Scars and Wrinkles
If you’re looking for a way to improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles, studies show that microdermabrasion can help. That’s because improved elastic fiber production helps the skin to fill out, smoothing fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion causes tiny injuries to the deeper layer of your skin, triggering new skin formation, for a smoother appearance.
4. Treating Skin Disorders
Finally, clinical studies show that microdermabrasion can help treat certain skin conditions and disorders. It’s a safe method, too, with mild side effects compared to some other skin treatments.
Microdermabrasion Does Work
As you can see, studies show a dramatic improvement in the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles with microdermabrasion. The small injuries to the deeper layer of your skin resulting in inflammation and, as a result, as your skin heals, so new skin forms.
There is further research that shows that microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of your skin within three to four weeks, and for several months after that. What’s more, you can enhance the results with a combination of treatments, such as vampire facials and chemical peels, depending on your skin goals.
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