Microdermabrasion is a very popular skin rejuvenation procedure which smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, improves the appearance of scars, reduces the size of pores, and removes age- and sun-spots. It may be considered a gentle mechanical treatment which removes the upper layers of the epidermis of the skin. It may also be used as an adjunctive treatment for acne.
A thin, flat aluminum handle that gently vibrates is applied to the surface of the skin, removing the upper layer of the epidermis. The procedure also helps remove impurities that collect in the pores of the skin. This process helps the skin cells regenerate and stimulates new collagen production. The result is increased skin firmness and improved skin tone and texture.