As you age, fine lines and wrinkles appear due to muscle movement in the face, pore size increases, and other problems such as acne scars or stretch marks on the body can also be visible.
Microdermabrasion safely and effectively exfoliates the superficial layers of the skin, assisting a sluggish cell turnover rate hence delivering fresh, glowing skin.
Microdermabrasion is usually used in conjunction with an ongoing medical grade skin care program containing vitamin A (Retinol), alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants such as Vitamin C, and growth factors, and further benefit can be obtained from a series of medical grade chemical peels.
Omnilux combination light therapy will also give you softer and smoother skin.
For deeper textural problems medical grade lasers, in particular the medical grade Fraxel re:store DUAL laser, give a greater textural improvement than Microdermabrasion, Medical Grade Skin Care and Peels offer.
The medical grade Fraxel re:store DUAL laser gives the best textural improvement of any laser, treating problems such as wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks. *Usually 3-5 treatments are required, with the number needed depending on the problem you are trying to improve and how much improvement you want.
An alternative to the Fraxel laser is the Dermaroller or Thermage. Collagen Induction Therapy (Dermaroller) uses a roller with minute needles to penetrate the skin, stimulating new collagen formation and improving skin texture.
Thermage smooths wrinkles and uneven skin tone, and is most useful to tighten skin on the cheeks, along the jawline, and to lift the eyebrow and reduce skin on the eyelids.