Decades of acne, remaining surgical incision lines, and protruding scar tissue can leave you with visibly raised or marked skin. Fortunately, microdermabrasion can help lessen or remove stubborn textured skin for good! In this blog, we’ll be looking at microdermabrasion in more detail, and how Toronto’s Elements Spa — led by board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar — can help you achieve smoother, brighter skin and results that you’ll love!

Microdermabrasion was originally developed as a clinical way to treat raised scars on burn victims, leaving them with visibly smoother skin. Doctors quickly observed the resurfacing treatment’s cosmetic improvements to the skin, and after clinical testing, microdermabrasion was reclassified as an approved spa treatment in the United States in 1998.

Microdermabrasion boasts many benefits, especially for patients with textured skin. This simple noninvasive cosmetic treatment lessens (and can even remove) acne and surgical scars, pigmented discolouration, fine lines and wrinkles, abnormal blood vessels and dark spots, while drastically improving tone and texture. Let’s explore how microdermabrasion works.

Exfoliation is an important process in maintaining healthy glowing skin, and microdermabrasion works by gently removing the outer most layer of skin. The handpiece’s diamond-coated head gently abrades and breaks apart dead skin cells to exfoliate the skin and remove it via a micro vacuum. Removing this top layer of skin accelerates new skin cell production while promoting the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin work hard to lessen scars and improve skin texture while regenerating smoother, healthier skin cells. What remains is skin that’s more supple and vibrant, as well as scars and indentations that are lessened and continue to improve over time.

This gentle method of exfoliation takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete on a patient’s face, and 20 minutes for the neck. Patients may find that their skin appears slightly pink after treatment, which will subside completely 1 to 2 days after the session. After a series of sessions, patients with severe texture irregularities notice a marked improvement. Microdermabrasion also makes skincare routines more effective as skincare products absorb deeper into freshly exfoliated skin. Patients should note that results last longer when skin is diligently protected from the sun, and patients follow the detailed skincare recommendations from Dr. Adibfar and his medically-trained team.

If you dislike looking in the mirror, constantly being reminded of old scars and acne, then microdermabrasion may be a great option for you! Feel free to contact our helpful team if you have any questions regarding how microdermabrasion can give you smoother looking skin.

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