Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it is alive! One of the primary functions of your skin is to provide protection from external threats to your internal balance. But your skin cannot provide the same level of protection if the same cells have to block, absorb or otherwise fight UV rays, chemical assaults, temperature changes, etc. day after day, week after week. In the course of providing their protective function, skin cells are damaged, so they must be replaced.
Skin cell turnover is necessary for both skin health and appearance. The upper layers of dead cells are naturally sloughed away through contact with objects, and the continual upward push from newer cells below. If dead skin cells are not removed from the surface, this createsideal conditions for clogged pores, infections, and acne breakouts. Furthermore, accumulated dead skin cells also lead to a dull, uneven complexion.
To make matters worse, natural skin cell turnover slows as you age. A natural process that takes two weeks for babies takes between 30-40 days for adults. The process gets even more sluggish after 50, with skin renewing itself only 45 to 90 days.
This is why exfoliation is so important. Exfoliate and stimulate your skin, clean and minimize pores, erase age spots, and even out your skin tone and texture with medical microdermabrasion.
Medical microdermabrasion increases circulation of the skin, as it stimulates cell turnover, collagen and elastin production. The new cells also absorb moisture more readily than the dead cells. This is why it’s easier for the skin to absorb moisturizers and other skin treatments after exfoliation.
Another benefit? New skin cells allow for increased absorption and penetration of your skin care products, making them more effective.
This non-chemical procedure uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. At Pretty Faces Atlanta we use Parisian Peel Crystalline Microdermabrasion, which is much more effective than any at home exfoliation.
This medical microdermabrasion treatment does not require much down time, if any at all. In fact, you can schedule your treatment and head back to work. When regularly received, (at least once a month) patients see long term benefits including treatment of hyperpigmentation, scar reduction and acne reduction.
Call or email us today to schedule your medical microdermabrasion treatment!