What is Microdermabrasion? And why do we all need to exfoliate our skin?
Microdermabrasion, also known as “microderm” or “lunchtime facelift”, is a safe, non-chemical, non-invasive procedure and one of the most effective anti-aging treatments. It is a gentle skin resurfacing treatment that can rejuvenate and restore the natural glow to the skin, without the need for downtime.
The skin is constantly generating new skin cells at the lower layer (deep layer- dermis) and sending them to the surface (topmost layer- epidermis). As the cells rise to the surface they gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are essential because they give our skin its protective quality. But they are constantly sloughing off to make way for younger cells.
As we age the process of cell turnover slows down. Cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance. Exfoliation is beneficial because it removes those cells on top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) that are clinging on, revealing the fresher, smoother and younger skin cells below. Some of the skin’s visible imperfections like fine lines and sun damaged are removed. And now without stratum corneum layer, topical high-tech skin care products can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.