Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. Before touching on how it works, we’ll first review how skin works.

Our skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is layer closest to the outside world and is a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer of the skin is called the stratum corneum. This layer acts as a protective barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through.

When using topical lotions or creams, only some of the product passes through the stratum corneum, but not all of it. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine lines and blemishes. Microdermabrasion takes place at the level of the stratum corneum. It only really targets the epidermis.Microdermabrasion disrupts the stratum corneum, and it replaces the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones. This causes surface is improvement in the skin surface. Newer skin cells are formed that look and feel smoother. Some of the skin’s visible imperfections, like blemishes and fine lines, are removed. Also, after microderm, medicinal creams and dermal products become more effective because more of their active ingredients and moisture can penetrate to the lower layers of skin.Ageless Aesthetics uses diamond tipped applicators to perform microdermabrasion so that we effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and other minor skin imperfections.

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