Clinical tests have demonstrated that microdermabrasion can remove fine lines and wrinkles as well as being highly effective in the fight against other signs of aging.
Microdermabrasion is a relatively simple process- a microdermabrasion device forces a stream of air down a tube to which very fine, but highly abrasive, crystals are added. When these crystals hit the skin they painlessly remove the very top layer and any other debris. The dead skin is suctioned from the face, leaving new, younger looking skin in its place. Microdermabrasion may be combined with other treatments to create a newly rejuvenated and enhanced look.
Being one of the most popular skin care treatments, most clinics and spas offer microdermabrasion treatments. Some skin care creams claim to offer microdermabrasion but, in nearly all cases, they are really only offering strong exfoliation.
Microdermabrasion is the fourth most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedure in the U.S. with over 1 million procedures performed in 2005. Laser Hair Removal, Dermal Fillers (Hyaluronic acids) and Botox injections were the only non-surgical aesthetic offerings to outpace microdermabrasion.
ASAPS 2005 Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery
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