Facial scarring can be more difficult than having a scar on any other part of the body because our face is always front and center. If something is on your face, you feel like everyone is staring at it instead of you. Whether your scarring is from acne, injury, or another medical condition, finding a way to improve the appearance of those facial scars has no doubt crossed your mind. Microdermabrasion is a simple, non-invasive treatment that has been clinically shown to improve the appearance of minor facial scars.
What does microdermabrasion do?
Microdermabrasion removes dead, dull skin and dirt from the outer layer of the face. This improves blood circulation and encourages new collagen production. That new collagen restructures the skin surface and reduces the appearance of minor scarring. In addition to improving the appearance of scars, microdermabrasion can also:
- Improve the appearance of age spots
- Even tone and texture
- Brighten and rejuvenate skin
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Make pores appear smaller
How does microdermabrasion work?
There are two primary types of microdermabrasion, crystal, and diamond. We offer both types here at Skin Radiance. Crystal microdermabrasion is the most common type where high-speed aluminum oxide crystals are sprayed onto the skin, sloughing away dead skin, which is then sucked away with the microdermabrasion tool.
Diamond microdermabrasion removes dead skin and dirt without the crystal wash, reducing the chance of crystals getting into the eyes. The diamond microdermabrasion is considered safer for more sensitive areas on the face, such as around the eyes and mouth. The diamond microdermabrasion also gives the practitioner more pressure control than crystal microdermabrasion, allowing certain areas to be targeted more aggressively.
How can I see if microdermabrasion can help my scarring?
Contact our skincare experts at (813) 724-0024 to schedule your microdermabrasion consultation appointment. We will examine your skin and develop a customized skincare treatment plan for you that addresses all your skincare needs, including facial scarring. Call today and find out why we are one of the highest-rated medical spas in the Tampa area.