If you’ve been struggling with your skin health or skin tone, microdermabrasion may be able to give you the facial rejuvenation you’ve been looking for. Lazur La Vie proudly serves the Nyack, NY, area. We believe in providing safe, quality skincare for our clients to help them feel their best.
Facial Rejuvenation: 8 Reasons to Love Microdermabrasion
1. It Can Help Improve Your Skin Health
This facial rejuvenation treatment isn’t a way to hide symptoms of unhealthy skin. Instead, it aims to improve the appearance of your skin by actually helping it be healthier. The reason microdermabrasion can help your skin look and feel its best is because it can improve your skin’s health.
The combination of carefully adjusted exfoliation paired with suction helps to promote healthy circulation and blood flow throughout the layers of your treated skin.
Skin Cell Turnover Rate
As we age, our cell turnover rate can slow down. This can result in skin that feels tired, even if we’re well-rested. One of the most important aspects of retaining youthful skin is the production of collagen. The protein collagen is a big player in providing structure to not only our skin, but also our tendons, ligaments, and bones. When collagen production starts to slow down, our skin can become less firm and elastic as a result.
This treatment helps to revamp the body’s natural collagen production, so our skin cell turnover rate can be jump-started back to how it should be. The result should be noticeable benefits that continue to improve over time and with the occasional follow-up treatment.
2. It Can Help Smooth Away Fine Lines
If you’ve been looking for a natural way to gently reduce some signs of aging, look no more. This treatment helps promote smooth, healthy, well-balanced skin, which means it can help buff away some fine lines.
How does it do this? The answer lies in the epidermis. The epidermis is the first layer of skin, and it’s notorious for collecting dead skin cells. This buildup of dead cells can make wrinkles appear deeper than they actually are. Cleansing the face and removing all these dead cells can help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
3. Acne or Dry Skin? Microdermabrasion May Help
Acne affects the sebaceous glands in our skin. These glands produce oil into the hair follicles, which is supposed to help our skin and hair stay hydrated. The problem is, sometimes these glands produce the wrong amount of oil. While there are some lifestyle changes that may help bring the skin back into balance, such as reducing stress and eating a healthy diet, sometimes it can be extremely difficult to manage our skin’s oil production.
Excessive oil can clog our pores and cause our hair follicles to inflame and produce bacteria. That’s acne. What’s even worse is skin that is prone to acne has a harder time getting rid of dead cells. Microdermabrasion can help provide relief from mild acne by providing clogged skin the professional exfoliation it craves. It also may help with dry skin, as it encourages an overall healthy skin balance.
4. It Can Be Paired With Other Treatments
Microdermabrasion Paired With Perfect Peal
Perfect peel is another treatment we offer at Lazur La Vie. It is a chemical resurfacing treatment that helps encourage fresh-looking, radiant skin. When paired together, the skin can be prepared for perfect peel by receiving microdermabrasion first.
The exfoliation helps to prepare the skin and make it more receptive to the benefits of the perfect peel. When paired together, these two treatments can make a pretty powerful team when it comes to facial rejuvenation.
It Can Be Paired With a Soothing Facial
Microdermabrasion is a wonderful option to be paired with a facial. All in one go, you can have your skin exfoliated and cleansed, then follow it up with a soothing spa facial. This can help your skin feel and look completely pampered.
At-Home Skincare Products
Regular treatment can help make your skin more receptive to absorbing topical skincare products. This makes it a great way to help your other skin treatments be even more effective.
In addition, some people choose to receive microdermabrasion after cosmetic injections, such as dermal fillers. The idea is that the exfoliation process may help spread the injection more evenly across the desired skin.
5. It Can Help Reduce Pore Size
Did you know this treatment can also help address enlarged pores? Age and genetics can make someone more prone to enlarged pores, but pores can also sometimes appear larger than they actually are. This can be caused by skin inflammation or when they are clogged up. Microdermabrasion is great at unclogging pores to clear up your skin.
Microdermabrasion gives the pores of the face a deep clean, to ensure that buildup is taken care of. Getting rid of the excess bacteria, dirt, and oil can also help reduce contributing inflammation.
6. It Is Used to Reduce Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe darker patches of skin or skin discoloration. It is also used to describe a series of skin conditions, including melasma and age spots. Microdermabrasion, especially combined with other treatments, can help reduce the appearance of discolored skin and encourage a healthy replacement skin layer.
7. It’s a Natural Treatment Option
While combining microdermabrasion with other treatments can be ideal for some, other people may want to keep their skin treatment as simple and natural as possible. You can’t get much more natural than this exfoliation process.
Natural doesn’t have to mean ineffective. It can be encouraging to know that this treatment, which uses a combination of exfoliation and stimulation of your skin, can provide great results on its own.
8. It Can Reduce Signs of Sun Damage
We love the sun, but we hate what it can do to our skin! Sun damage is a common issue when it comes to skin concerns, especially if you are exposed to the sun for long periods of time. Microdermabrasion can help restore damaged skin and reduce signs of sun damage.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment. It is non-invasive and uses gentle abrasion to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. The two kinds of microdermabrasion commonly used are the diamond tip and the crystal method. We use the diamond tip, which we feel offers the best exfoliation.
What Is the Process Like?
First, your skin will be cleaned. It may also be gently steamed to open up the pores of your face and soften the upper layers of your skin. Microdermabrasion is applied with a small, handheld device. We will use this device to target the areas of your skin you’d like to be treated.
The light abrasion and suction together provide the exfoliation, skin stimulation, and circulation that are all key to the benefits this treatment can provide. After removing the dead skin and driving oxygen and nutrients to the epidermis, your skin should respond by increasing its elastin and collagen production.
How Long Does It Take?
On its own, treatment takes right around 30 minutes. When paired with other treatments, it may take a little longer. This treatment can also be applied to other areas of the body besides the face. The quick and easy nature of this treatment makes it ideal if you’ve been worrying about squeezing skincare into an already busy schedule.
How Often Can I Have the Treatment Repeated?
This partly depends on your skin and your preferences, but also depends on what kind of results you’re looking for. It’s also important to remember that each person’s skin is unique, and how often you get treatments may have to be adjusted based on your unique case. If you’re looking for lighter treatment, you could potentially schedule them a week apart for a couple of treatments in a row.
More intentional reparative treatments will most likely be spaced further apart, about every other week. Once you’re happy with your results, you can move on to maintenance treatments. Getting a “booster” treatment once a month should be enough to maintain those great results, since human skin usually regenerates itself at monthly intervals.
Can’t I Just Exfoliate at Home?
Microdermabrasion goes further than regular exfoliation can. It reaches down into the skin to help encourage skin health throughout multiple layers. This is what gives treated skin that fresh and clean look microdermabrasion is known for. In addition, when you exfoliate at home it can be tough to know whether you are doing enough, or maybe doing too much.
By occasionally having your skin exfoliated professionally, you’ll know it’s getting a balanced treatment. Since microdermabrasion gets rid of dead skin and also stimulates the growth of a new, healthy layer of skin, it can be an especially good option for those who struggle with skin texture.
How Do I Know if It’s Right for Me?
This treatment is considered safe for all skin tones and most skin types, including mature skin. Men and women of all ages can enjoy the benefits of this deep exfoliation treatment. If you have any concerns about your eligibility, please feel free to ask us! We would be happy to answer your questions and make sure that this treatment is right for you.
If it turns out not to be the right fit, we offer a multitude of different skin care treatments and will strive to find you that perfect fit. We want to make sure you can walk out of our doors with a healthy glow and happy face.
Do I Need to Prepare Before Treatment?
There isn’t a whole lot of preparation necessary before treatment. We personally recommend that you not exfoliate your skin for the week before your treatment. Your skin is about to get the ultimate exfoliation, so exfoliating beforehand is unnecessary. It’s probably best to avoid waxing beforehand as well. Other than that, if you have any specific concerns we would be happy to answer them for you.
How About Afterwards?
After your treatment, we will be able to tell you how to nurture your skin to get the most out of your microdermabrasion session. This may include sun protection and moisturizer, both of which are good ideas to include in your daily skincare routine anyway!
Restore the Health of Your Skin
If you’re ready to discover all of the facial rejuvenation benefits microdermabrasion can offer, reach out to our team at Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY, today! We strive to create an environment that pairs a high standard of care with comfort and approachability. We want each of our clients to feel renewed, refreshed, and satisfied when they leave. We can’t wait to work with you!