What is Microdermabrasion and why would you want it?

Microdermabrasion is a technique of scrubbing the skin with fine particles, to remove dead skin cells carefully and purposefully in order for your skin to restore the old with the new. 

As is the case with most procedures for my own body, I do seek home remedies first. I don’t like to spend the money, I don’t like to schedule the time. Then I find my short cut in “doing it myself” has also fallen short of getting the job done. So often I’ve been encouraged to “let the pros handle it.” Every time I do I am glad I spent the money and the time. 

Taking care of your body without the help of health professionals is similar to fixing your car by reading an instruction manual. Although you may be able to get the job done you don’t have the experience to know what else needs to be taken care of aside from the specific part you’re fixing. 

People have been seeking different ways to look younger and healthier. Microdermabrasion has become a popular option to the more invasive procedures like face lifts. The procedure compels your skin to regenerate new layers of skin more quickly. Removing the epidermis layer of dead, weathered skin cells tells your skin organ it’s time to start working. Our skin is continuously, naturally regenerating skin. It is not a traumatic duty for our bodies to do it on demand. It allows a temporary, natural, revitalized look. It is temporary because our skin constantly regenerates anyway.

Skin Anatomy for Microdermabrasion

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There are some with particular types of skin conditions who should not consider Microdermabrasion, yet another reason to seek advice and care from a health care professional.


Health.howstuffworks.com offers an helpful article about Microdermabrasion.

This article discusses at length the process of the procedure as well as recommendations for what types of skin conditions are best candidates.

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