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100 Physicians Way 310
LebanonTN 37090
 (615) 444-1173
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Revitalize Your Skin With Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion

Revitalize Your Skin With Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion

Did you know that microdermabrasion can treat and remove a variety of skin damage and aging signs resulting from a little too much summer sun? Not only can it revitalize your skin, but it does it without using any harsh chemicals or surgery. Read on to learn more about this skin care option and what it can do for you.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion, also known as mechanical exfoliation or microresurfacing, is a way of removing impurities and rough patches from the skin, especially on the face. There are no lasers or sound waves involved. Instead, we use a small wand that vibrates at a high speed. The tip of the wand, through ordinary friction, scours away buildup on the skin and smooths trouble spots. A small vacuum system on the side will suck up all the dead skin particles as the process continues.

This exfoliation process also stimulates your skin tissue. Skin cells note the change and begin dividing to heal the microabrasions with new cells. The result is increased collagen production in these areas and ultimately a thick, smooth and healthy patch of skin.

This is a delicate skin treatment and should be done by professionals with experience in treating a variety of skin conditions.

Why are Diamonds Involved?

There are two different types of microdermabrasion. The older version used a device a lot like a microscopic sandblaster, which sprayed an intense stream of crystal particles on the skin.

At our medical spa, we use the newer and more advanced version, which replaces that stream of crystal particles with a diamond-tipped wand, a process sometimes called a "diamond peel." There's no stream of particles, just the diamond tip. This process is more accurate and effective than the older version, and healing tends to take place more quickly, too. Plus, there's less risk of leaving crystal particles embedded in the skin where they can cause problems later on.

When Done By a Professional, Microdermabrasion Has Few Risks

What Can Microdermabrasion Be Used For?

The process can treat a number of skin conditions where damage or wear is involved, including:

  • Sun damage: Sun damage can create thickened layers of skin, which can be restored by microdermabrasion.
  • Acne scars: Scar tissue near the surface of the skin is an ideal target for microdermabrasion.
  • Fine lines: Small wrinkles and fine lines can often be removed with a proper microdermabrasion treatment.
  • Large pores: Unseemly pores and even skin blotches can also be treated with careful abrasion processes.

Are There Any Major Risks Involved?

Generally microdermabrasion doesn't carry any risks when used by a trained professional. The procedure should be used by healthy adults only. Those with certain skin conditions or healing skin are not good subjects for microdermabrasion. While acne scars can be treated, current inflamed acne cannot. Finally, those with very sensitive skin may experience "striping" or other problems, in which case an alternative treatment might be best.

What is Treatment Like?

Microdermabrasion involves several or more treatments, with at least a week or so between treatments to allow the skin to heal. It can take several months for a full course of treatments, but you should see results in between each treatment. After each treatment, it is common for skin to feel dry and briefly turn red. We can recommend moisturizers and hydration processes to help your skin heal faster.

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