Polish Your Skin to Perfection With Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning — oh my!

When it comes to skin care, there are countless treatment options out there designed to refresh your appearance and treat any number of concerns. While this is great and lets you tackle the exact issues you care about, it can be hard to determine which procedures are right for you.

At Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa, we want to make sure that any procedure you choose is tailored to your individual needs and goals. It’s our mission to bring out the best in your skin, and that starts by helping you learn more about the techniques we use.

One of the most popular treatments we offer is microdermabrasion: a quick, gentle, and chemical-free way to achieve a brighter complexion with no downtime. Keep reading to discover what microdermabrasion can do for your skin and the type of problems it can address.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that uses an abrasive instrument to gently sand away the thick, damaged outer layer of skin to restore a more radiant and healthier-looking complexion. It’s performed in-office without the need for chemicals or numbing creams and takes less than an hour to complete, making it suitable for a wide range of concerns.

During treatment, a diamond-tipped handpiece is used to simultaneously remove and vacuum up dead skin cells, dirt and other debris. This reveals a glowing complexion and stimulates the production of new collagen to improve tone, texture and elasticity. The result is brighter, smoother skin that immediately looks and feels better with no downtime.

Microdermabrasion can also enhance the effectiveness of your skin care regimen by allowing topical products to absorb easier, since they’re no longer blocked by a build-up of impurities.

Microdermabrasion vs. Dermaplaning

Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical skin care treatment that uses a mildly abrasive tool to gently remove the uneven, damaged top layer of your skin. It can effectively treat common skin concerns like acne scars, discoloration and a dull appearance, but it can also improve blood flow and boost collagen production for a deeper rejuvenating effect.

In contrast, dermaplaning uses a sterile, surgical-grade blade to gently scrape away dead skin cells and peach fuzz on the face to improve tone and texture. Both treatments provide excellent exfoliation without harsh chemicals or long recovery times. However, the technique that’s right for you will ultimately depend on your concerns and goals.

Microdermabrasion may be better suited to those who want to improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, large pores, hyperpigmentation and dull skin, while dermaplaning might be recommended if you simply want a brighter and smoother complexion.

What Concerns Can Microdermabrasion Treat?

Microdermabrasion for Rough, Uneven Skin

Microdermabrasion works by exfoliating the treated area to make way for new, healthy skin cells. So it should come as no surprise that this treatment is a great choice for correcting the appearance of a dull, rough, bumpy or uneven skin tone or texture.

In fact, microdermabrasion is often one of the first treatments that people turn to when looking for a safe, effective way to rejuvenate their appearance. The technique involves minimal risk or side effects and is considered suitable for all skin types. It can also address other common concerns as well, including sun damage, acne, fine lines and age spots.

Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars

Acne can leave scars behind from previous breakouts. If you have pockmarks, patches of discoloration and other blemishes that won’t seem to go away, microdermabrasion provides a safe and effective way to achieve a clearer, smoother complexion.

Microdermabrasion works best for certain types of acne scars. Because it treats and exfoliates the skin’s outer layer, it’s most effective for superficial marks that haven’t penetrated too deeply. This includes boxcar scars that tend to leave shallow depressions behind, rolling scars without defined edges, and patches of discoloration.

Other types of acne scars, such as icepick scars, extend further into the skin and respond better to the deeper ablation offered by chemical peels, lasers and radiofrequency microneedling. Profound RF and Sylfirm X are suitable for these types of scars. During your consultation, our expert skin care team can help you decide which is right for you.

Microdermabrasion for Fine Lines & Wrinkles

If you’re bothered by superficial lines and wrinkles near the eyes, lips and other areas of the face, microdermabrasion can soften their appearance. This treatment helps combat the signs of aging by resurfacing the skin and instantly improving its overall tone and texture.

However, microdermabrasion also provides less immediate but longer-lasting results by stimulating the production of new collagen. As an essential building block of youthful skin, more collagen means fewer wrinkles and a firmer, smoother complexion.

Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks can develop for a number of reasons — pregnancy, weight fluctuations, certain medical conditions and even growth spurts may cause them to appear. That’s because sudden stretching can cause tears in the dermal tissue, revealing the deeper layers of skin below. This leaves behind red, white or purple streaks that resemble scars.

Microdermabrasion is a game-changer for stretch marks that can reduce their visibility by encouraging the growth of new, healthy cells and improving the skin’s elasticity. This nonsurgical treatment takes an average of just 30 minutes to complete and can be used on areas where stretch marks most commonly form, including the hips, arms and abdomen.

Most people require several rounds of treatment to see results, but they’re long-lasting due to the natural increase in collagen and elastin production that occur beneath the skin’s surface. Microdermabrasion can also be safely combined with other procedures, such as RF microneedling and chemical peels, for the best possible outcome.

Try Microdermabrasion at Lucienne Today

Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa is South Jordan, Utah’s premier skin care provider. We provide a range of proven techniques and treatments for the face and body. If you’d like to rejuvenate your appearance but don’t want to use any harsh lasers or chemicals, microdermabrasion offers a great way to deeply exfoliate your skin with no downtime. To learn more or book your appointment today, click here or call our office at 801-280-9990.