Microdermabrasion might be a lengthy, multi syllabled scientific term that would scare off any spelling bee contestant, but at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery Rejuvenation, it’s what we do to help our patients. Our microdermabrasion specialists here in Tampa have years of experience in the industry and are the best in the business. With their help, you can get your skin looking better than it ever was. But before you drop in to get your skin glowing again, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about microdermabrasion.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Simply put, microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment that puts the life back into your skin. While you might think exfoliation is something you can easily do at home with store-bought products, our experts are here to tell you that microdermabrasion can do so much more.
During a session, aluminum oxide crystals create gentle abrasion against the skin, which removes the outer layer of dirt and dead skin cells. With several treatments spaced a few weeks apart, this can make a dramatic improvement in the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.
The History of Microdermabrasion
The concept of exfoliating to remove the layer of dead skin that collects on top is nothing new. It’s been around for hundreds of years! Of course, back then it was a different procedure and Egyptians used a type of sandpaper. German doctors in the early 1900’s used a man-powered wheel. These days, microdermabrasion specialists use much more effective and comfortable techniques.
The first modern-day microdermabrasion machine was developed in 1985 by two Italian doctors by the names of Dr. Mattioli and Dr. Brutto. By the mid-90s, the industry was exploding. Now, getting your skin looking fresh and glowing is as easy as a quick trip and a few minutes of your day.
Modern Microdermabrasion Treatments
Microdermabrasion is a quick and easy way to reveal your most vibrant skin. Underneath that damaged or worn out top layer lies an amazingly fresh and glowing layer of skin that is begging to be seen by all.
Along with other med spa treatments like injectables, microdermabrasion can help you achieve a youthful, radiant look without the need for major downtime. When you come in for a consultation with our skin care experts, they’ll be able to assess your skin in person and recommend a customized treatment course designed to get you looking and feeling your best.
To learn more about anti-aging treatments, check out our previous blog post.
If you’re interested in learning more about microdermabrasion treatments at our Tampa practice, please contact us online or call (813) 975-3223 to request a personal consultation.