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Microdermabrasion: a Safe, Easy Way to Refresh Skin

Aug 29, 2014 08:50AM ● By Linda Sechrist

In a culture interested in defying the aging process and looking younger, microdermabrasion can be a useful tool. For this noninvasive, exfoliating treatment, a skilled esthetician uses a wand-like device to gently spray water and microscopic crystals onto the skin to slough off and vacuum up the outermost layer of dead skin cells and reveal cells just beneath the surface.

Microdermabrasion not only reduces visible sun damage, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, but also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin. Although the skin becomes slightly pink for several hours following the 20-to-30-minute treatment, it requires no recovery downtime.

Many spas also sell at-home microdermabrasion kits that use physical exfoliation to help slough away the top layer of skin to help increase cell turnover. Home kits are generally sold with battery-operated brushes, aluminum-free scrubs, balancing toners and moisturizing serums.

Assuage Spa Luxury, 9407 Cypress Lake Dr., Ste. C, Fort Myers. 239-333-1450.

Organic Skincare & Bodyworx, 13240 Tamiami Trail N., Ste. 207, Naples. 239-514-4494.

Spa de Larissa, 3811 Airport Rd. N., Ste. 201B, Naples. 239-571-9900.

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