Microdermabrasion Hits Mainstream!

Microdermabrasion is one of the more recent skin-care techniques to have crossed over from Hollywood to the mainstream. It’s an effective alternative to costlier and more invasive procedures. The idea is that if you remove the dead layer of skin (stratum corneum,) the body interprets it as a mild injury and rushes to replace the dead skin cells with new and healthy cells.

This process has a number of beneficial effects. With the stratum corneum gone, the skin’s surface is improved. The healing process brings with it newer skin cells that look and feel smoother. Some of the skin’s visible imperfections like hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines & wrinkles are refined. Also, without the stratum corneum acting as a barrier, medicinal creams and lotions are more effective because their active ingredients are able to penetrate into deeper layers of skin. Long-term benefits include reduction of sun damage and photoaging and improved skin moisture.

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