Here at Skinworx, we know that beautiful skin and confidence go hand in hand. That’s exactly what we want for you, and to that end we have worked to develop the best skin care products possible. It should come as no surprise that we have learned a thing or two about skin treatments along the way. Here, we’d like to go over the practice of microdermabrasion, and what it does for your skin.

What is it?

Microdermabrasion is a skin care procedure that uses microcrystals sprayed onto the skin to get rid of dead skin cells, revealing healthier skin underneath. On top exfoliating your skin, microdermabrasian also encourages healthier skin growth by promoting collagen and elastin production, two chemicals that improve your skin’s look and vitality.

Microdermabrasion should not be confused with dermabrasion, which is a much more intense and invasive procedure that causes your skin to tear and bleed, with new, healthy skin having to grow in after.

Who Benefits?

Microdermabrasion is helpful for anyone with wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, sun damage, or minor scarring. Ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are adults in good health with minor skin conditions that have a realistic idea of what to expect from the treatment. Remember that microdermabrasion is a mild and non-invasive skin treatment procedure, and not appropriate for major skin conditions that may require other types of treatment.

  • For Acne — Microdermabrasion can work as a treatment both for acne, and for light scarring caused by acne. However, as the treatment has been known to aggravate acne symptoms in some cases, it’s recommended to consult your dermatologist before using microdermabrasion in this context.
  • For Rosacia — Rosacea is a disease that causes chronic inflammation in facial skin, causing severe flushing, bulging blood vessels, swelling, and acne like symptoms. As with acne, microdermabrasion can be used to alleviate symptoms of Rosacea. However, it’s important to consult your doctor before using microdermabrasion for Rosacea, as it can also exacerbate your symptoms in certain cases.

Who Doesn’t Benefit?

If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, it’s recommended not to use microdermabrasion treatments: deep scarring, undiagnosed lesions, active keloids, herpes outbreak, Stage 3 or 4 acne, diabetes, or an auto immune disorder. Additionally, you should avoid this treatment if you have recently used other skin care treatments including chemical peels and collagen injections.

Wet Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion has been around for a while, and still finds many uses today. However, the procedure has been improved upon in the form of hydrafacials, often referred to as “wet microdermabrassion”. Hydrafacials go beyond exfoliation and gentle peeling, using their perfected hydration serum to nourish and protect the new layer of healthy skin.

Here at Skinworx, we offer hydrafacial products in San Francisco. Become a member, and take advantage of our special member pricing, as well as get the latest scoop on cutting edge skin care trends. We carry a host of skin care products to treat a wide variety of needs. If you have any questions about our products or membership, please don’t hesitate to call one of our friendly representatives today.