When someone says texture, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the softest blanket on your bed, or a certain food you don’t like, or even how luxurious your favorite skin care product feels. But you probably don’t think about texture in terms of your skin.
Whether you’re bothered by large pores, flaky skin, or wrinkles, or plagued by acne, scarring, or uneven skin tone, all of these issues fall under your skin’s texture. And all these issues can be solved with one blanket treatment: Microdermabrasion.
As skincare gets more high-tech, so do the names, and not all of them are as straightforward as a ‘hydrating facial’. Microdermabrasion may sound like an intense treatment, but it is minimally invasive and virtually painless. In a procedure that takes less than an hour, a licensed professional takes a crystal or diamond tipped wand and uses it to gently buff your face of debris and dead skin, revealing fresh, tight, glowing skin underneath. Essentially, it’s like a tiny sanding machine for your face.
While ‘sanding’ or ‘buffing’ your face may sound painful, at most microdermabrasion feels like mild scratching. While you can see some redness after the treatment, it should disappear within a few hours. With that said, its best to leave the higher strength items out of your skincare routine following your microdermabrasion treatment and stick to a mild moisturizer to prevent skin from flaking.
Microdermabrasion offers deep physical exfoliation, which helps cure skin problems like melasma, fine lines, wrinkles, clogged or large pores, and even helps with especially oily skin. It also helps to improve skin’s texture, tone, and clarity, meaning it can help remove acne scars, pigmentation, or just erase uneven skin and reveal a smoother, brighter face.
While microdermabrasion is most effective for those with acne, scarring, or other pigmentation issues, the deeply exfoliating treatment is great for anyone wanting to shed some dead skin, which is perfect to do ahead of the harsh Brooklyn winter!