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What is Microdermabrasion? The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a spa treatment that many spa-goers have heard of, but few are well informed about. Read below to find out what microdermabrasion is, the benefits of microdermabrasion, who needs it, why it works – and even learn about an effective alternative.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive physical exfoliating procedure. It's traditionally performed with a handheld device that gently removes the top layer of the skin. This process helps speed up cell turnover and reveals healthy, youthful skin.

The handheld microdermabrasion wand or device uses superfine crystals that physically slough away dead skin cells while light suction is applied to immediately vacuum up the dull cells and crystals. A licensed skin care professional will lightly rub the device over the skin, retracing the problem areas several times. The amount of pressure used depends on your skin type and the esthetician.

Microdermabrasion can work wonders, especially on those with resistive skin, because it uses pressure and a physical ablative material. When this treatment is performed in a series it can provide even greater results.

Who needs it and what are the benefits of Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is ideal for those who experience the following symptoms:

  • Fine lines

  • Age spots

  • Acne scars

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Dullness

  • Large pores

  • Rough texture

The treatment removes dead, dulling cells to reveal fresh skin, reduce the appearance of pores, ease surface lines and wrinkles, and improve overall texture.

Manual Microdermabrasion

For those who dislike the sensation of machine-assisted microdermabrasion, don't need as much pressure, or just want to experience microdermabrasion results at home, opt for a manual microdermabrasion product. Bioelements Pumice Peel is manual microdermabrasion that buffs away dullness, fine lines, and problem pores with ultra-fine pumice crystals.

Pumice crystals naturally exfoliate the skin, while hydrogenated polydecene hydrates and smoothes. Pumice Peel also contains the moisturizing antioxidant vitamin E, along with the brightening antioxidant vitamin C. Together, these ingredients make up a dream team formula that will reveal fresh, healthy skin.

Often called "microdermabrasion in a jar," Pumice Peel can be used at home, and can even be used in the spa treatment room in a Bioelements Facial.

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