Get Smoother, Younger Looking Skin With Microdermabrasion in Oakbrook

April, 2014 by Alma Abell

Your face is the first thing others see, so it is natural to want to have a smooth, youthful appearance. Microdermabrasion in Oakbrook is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that can help with a number of facial skin problems. Unlike cosmetic surgery to repair skin flaws, microdermabrasion is a quick and virtually painless procedure that is done is at a spa or dermatologist office. There are several layers to your skin, but the top layer, which is the epidermis is where the majority of skin problems arise, such as acne and scaring.

Microdermabrasion in Oakbrook removes the dead skin cells which primarily make up the epidermis to reveal a fresh layer of skin. Microdermabrasion is similar to an exfoliation treatment, except it cleans deeper. The procedure is commonly used for the face; however, it is also beneficial for hands, neck, arms and chest.

A microdermabrasion treatment will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and creases as well as reduce the effects of sun damage and reduce the look of minor scaring. The procedure is excellent for skin problems such as acne, eczema, rosacea and/or psoriasis. It is beneficial for both women and men. You can find more information about scheduling an appointment at

The procedure takes about 30 minutes and consists of a few different steps, with the first being the technician cleansing the area being treated to remove excess oils, dirt and make-up. Once the skin has been thoroughly cleaned, the technician will use a device that buffs the top layer of skin with crystals to loosen the dead skin cells and simultaneously vacuums away the dead skin and crystals.

Microdermabrasion is virtually painless and does not produce any side effects. Following the procedure the skin may have a slight reddish or pink tint, but this typically fades within 24 hours after the procedure. After the treatment is completed it is important to protect your skin from the sun and to keep it moisturized. Although it is safe to have a microdermabrasion treatment once a week, the technician will recommended how many more treatments you may need for the optimum benefits and if you should wait longer between treatments.


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