Have you been struggling with your skin health? If the tone or elasticity of your skin has been bothering you, and you don’t want to resort to surgery, microdermabrasion may be able to help. Our expert, Mimi Lee, MD, in Little Rock, AR, offers this and many other services aimed at restoring the health of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion?
Give Your Collagen Production a Boost
Part of what makes microdermabrasion so helpful to the skin is exfoliation. Over time, layers of dead skin cells can build up on your face, which can contribute to the face losing some of its natural sheen.
When this top layer of dead skin is removed, it triggers the body’s collagen production. That means you get this two-in-one process that not only gives your face the exfoliation it’s craving, but also helps improve your skin’s elasticity through increased collagen.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein found in your body and is a crucial building block for not only your skin, but also the body’s tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones. The Greek word “kolla” actually means “glue,” which is where collagen got its name.
In addition to providing structure for and strengthening your skin, it also plays a role in providing hydration and elasticity. As we age, our body’s collagen production naturally drops, which can contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Boosting collagen can help restore a youthful glow to the face.
Better Your Circulation
Since the bloodstream is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients, poor circulation can negatively impact this delivery service to your organs. Our skin is the largest organ we have. Ways you may notice poor circulation affecting your skin may include premature aging, uneven skin tone, and inflamed skin.
Oxygen distribution is crucial when it comes to our skin being able to properly regenerate and produce collagen. A lack of oxygen can lead to a faster build-up of dead cells as well as lost elasticity.
How Does Microdermabrasion Help?
By drawing blood to the surface of your skin, you are immediately providing your skin with additional nutrients and oxygen that can help restore your skin tone. It also may help improve the overall oxygenated blood levels in the tissues of your skin.
It’s Not Just for Your Face
The skin on our faces isn’t the only skin that benefits from some extra love. If you want to pamper and improve the health and appearance of your skin in multiple areas, we can do that too! Some of the other popular areas we treat include:
Great for Most Skin Types
This treatment is a subtle but effective way to support the health of your skin. It doesn’t affect skin color and can be used for a wide variety of skin types.
During a consultation, if you have any concerns about your eligibility we will be able to address them with you. We can take a look at your skin health and help you decide on the treatment that’s right for you, whether that’s microdermabrasion or one of our other numerous treatments we offer to support the health of your skin.
Smooth Out Those Fine Lines
This treatment excels at smoothing over and reducing the appearance of fine lines. There are a few reasons it can do this. The first is that when dead skin cells accumulate on the face, they can get packed into the lines on your face and exaggerate their appearance.
The second way this treatment can help with lines is by stimulating your collagen production and circulation. Improved circulation and collagen can both help the skin “bounce back” and regain some of its strength and elasticity. More elasticity means fewer lines.
Improve Your Skin Texture
Have long summer days out in the sun taken their toll on your skin tone? Even though sun damage is one of the most common culprits behind skin damage, it’s far from the only one. Regardless of the reason, if you are looking to improve the texture of your skin, this might be the treatment for you.
When the top layer of your skin is gently exfoliated away, the body immediately jumps into action and starts to make replacement skin cells. It can also help support these new skin cells since it draws nutrients to the surface of your skin during treatment. This sets your new layer of skin up for success, and helps it achieve that “healthy skin glow.”
Reduce Pore Appearance
Dirt, oil, and dead skin cells can all start to clog up your pores. When pores are clogged, it can stretch them out and make them look bigger. This minimally invasive, professional exfoliation can reduce the appearance of your pores by removing all the elements that are clogging them up.
If you find that your best attempts at exfoliating at home just aren’t working, or you’re not sure how much exfoliation is safe, we can give your skin a boost with the tools and knowledge to be as safe and effective as possible.
It May Even Improve Results From Your Topical Skincare
Skin that has been treated with microdermabrasion is often more accepting of topical skincare. If you want to give your topical skin products some extra power, this treatment can help you do that. Let us know what products you’re using, and we can give you tips on what works best with this treatment, and how to pair them together for that extra effect.
A Team and Treatments You Can Count On
Our team is proud to offer the highest quality, non-surgical skin treatments to help our clients feel their best. If you’re ready to learn more about how we can support the health of your skin, reach out to Mimi Lee, MD, in Little Rock, AR, today for your consultation!