Microdermabrasion, also called micro-resurfacing or mechanical exfoliation, is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that employs a mechanical medium to exfoliate skin, accompanied by an adjustable suction to remove dead skin cells from the epidermis. The removal of the outermost layer of cells reveals younger, healthier-looking skin immediately after the procedure. It also encourages the production of a new layer of skin cells containing higher levels of collagen and elastin, both of which further improve the skin’s appearance.
Microdermabrasion is used to decrease the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars. Removing the dead skin also aids in the deeper penetration of skin care products, improving their effectiveness.
First developed in Italy, Microdermabrasion technology has been in use for over 25 years. It is safe, non-invasive, and delivers immediate, effective results with no downtime. Patients often schedule appointments during a break from work.
At SoLux Med Spa in Chicago, microdermabrasion is often used in conjunction with other skin procedures and treatments, such as IPL and chemical peels, to obtain optimal results for each patient.
- Reduces appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Minimizes scars, sun damage, pigmentation
- Leaves skin smooth and glowing
Promotes collegen production
Things to Know
- May cause temporary redness
- May require multiple sessions