Our first two, “Aging Gracefully” blogs, gave you the bare minimum you can do for yourself and your skin to keep you looking your best while time, the environment and lifestyle takes it’s toll. Aging Gracefully Part Three will take you one step further. Many people confuse Microdermabrasion, this effective but relatively mild exfoliation treatment with a much more aggressive process called Dermabrasion. They are VERY different. Microdermabrasion is performed with either crystals (as in a gentle sand blasting) or a diamond-tip wand which when drawn across the skin, removes the dead skin cells. Both use suction in the wand which makes this treatment feel more like a face massage. Most people find this treatment not only comfortable but enjoyable!
(Dermabrasion on the other hand is a surgical procedure that involves the controlled wearing away of the upper layers of the skin with sandpaper or other mechanical means. The procedure requires a local anesthetic. Afterward, the skin is very red and raw-looking, and it takes several months for the skin to regrow and heal.) YIKES!
To a mild extent, Microdermabrasion can help soften fine lines and wrinkles, smooth rough, bumpy skin.
We have found it particularly effective to combine a chemical peel and a microdermabrasion treatment with a Medical Grade Facial. You will be able to go right back to your daily activities immediately post and even be able to reapply makeup in an hour if you need to.
Your technician will suggest how often you should have this treatment. Usually a series of treatments is recommended 2-4 weeks apart.
Bottom line: You wouldn’t buy a new car and not take it in for tune up in twenty years. So you can’t expect your skin to remain healthy and radiant without some key nutrition and exfoliation…there you go…looking good and still ‘Aging Gracefully.’
by M. Wally
Age is state of mind,. Aging is a treatable condition.