Micro-dermabrasion is a powerful skin resurfacing treatment that you’ve surely heard of before. This non-chemical procedure is highly non-invasive considering the fantastic results, and works by removing the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells for younger, more healthy looking skin. Microderm assists your skin with its natural production of collagen in the underlying layers of the skin, producing younger-looking skin with greater skin texture and elasticity. Much more gentle than full dermabrasion, 8 West Clinic’s non-crystal microdermabrasion is the best and safest of its kind, working to treat scarring, acne, and dull-looking skin.
There are plenty of skin resurfacing treatments on the market that will leave your skin glowing and youthful like you never knew possible. While many of our patients are busy purchasing and using expensive skincare products to boost their collagen and turn back the hands of time, few consider a key component to getting the most from these products and efforts: a thinner stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of your skin.
When dead skin cells build up and the stratum corneum becomes too thick, skin care products cannot penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin where collagen production spurs glowing and youthful-looking skin, effectively rendering your expensive products useless. A thick stratum corneum will also result in dull-looking skin and a poor skin texture. This is where microdermabrasion becomes the best skin resurfacing treatment to aid in all of your skincare efforts.
Standard crystal method microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide or other particles to essentially blast off the outermost skin cells and dead skin cells. The crystals and removed cells are then removed with a suction device. When considering crystal microderm, there is a risk that the patient’s skin may be perforated by the tiny crystals if the machine is improperly used at a high strength.
Non-crystal microdermabrasion, as used at 8 West Clinic in Vancouver, effectively removes the risks involved with microderm. Also referred to as “non-particulate” microdermabrasion, non-crystal methods utilize diamond-coated paddles to superficially and mechanically remove dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin. This is often the preferred method by microdermabrasion specialists.
You could be a candidate for microdermabrasion if you are looking to repair skin problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots or hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, poor skin texture or minor scarring. If you are a local to Vancouver or plan to visit, we would love to have you in to our clinic for a free consultation with our microderm specialist. Click here to book your consultation for microdermabrasion in Vancouver.