Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure. It involves a skin care specialist removing the top layer of skin with a small hand-held device.Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure. The specialist sprays or rubs fine crystals onto the skin with a wand that gently exfoliates the surface, removing the top layer. The aim is to make the skin appear younger.
Microdermabrasion can exfoliate the skin, reduce signs of aging, and make the skin appear more even. The procedure is safe a person with any skin color.
Uses and benefits
The goal of microdermabrasion is to make a person’s complexion smoother, brighter, and more even in color.
People often request microdermabrasion to address:
- dullness in the complexion
- uneven skin tone
- uneven skin texture
- age spots
- dark spots that can form after acne clears up
Dermatologists may also use microdermabrasion to enhance the results of anti-aging or skin-bleaching products. The procedure can help these products penetrate the skin.