How does microdermabrasion help my skin?

Do you have skin problems such as hyperpigmentation, clogged pores, or acne scars? If so, you may be a good candidate for microdermabrasion.  Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin treatment that improves the appearance of the skin.  But you’re probably curious to find out exactly how microdermabrasion can help your skin.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that exfoliates the superficial layer of dead skin cells, using a hand-held device equipped with a diamond tip or fine crystals.  Microdermabrasion is typically performed on the face, but it works on other parts of the body as well (learn more). 

How does microdermabrasion help my skin?

  • Smooths the Skin

Skin exfoliation helps a range of skin problems including rough texture, acne scars, fine lines, and dark spots, so the skin is noticeably smoother and brighter after microdermabrasion.

  • Improves blood circulation

Microdermabrasion improves circulation, and stimulates the flow of oxygenated blood and nutrients to the surface of the skin.  This improves the skin’s freshness and promotes cell renewal.

  • Unclogs pores

Clearing away the dead skin cells from the skin’s surface helps to unclog pores, and prevent acne.   Microdermabrasion is therefore very beneficial for acne prone skin.

  • Increases cell turnover.  The natural rate of cell turnover diminishes with age, causing the skin to develop a dull, lackluster appearance.  Microdermabrasion accelerates the cell turnover rate, resulting in healthy, radiant, youthful-looking skin.
  • Minimizes pores. Large pores are difficult to clean, but microdermabrasion clears unwanted debris out of the pores, and reduces pore size.  

Would you like to learn more about microdermabrasion?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Philadelphia, PA area, The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (267) 463-4110.

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