microdermabrasion facial benefitsSpa Sophia is proud to be able to offer its Los Angeles clients microdermabrasion facials. A microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliation of epidermal skin cells with the help of tiny crystals. Spa Sophia uses only the latest technology for microdermabrasion facials: a diamond tip microdermabrasion machine. On top of the regular microdermabrasion benefits, the diamond tip microdermabrasion machine offers perks such as less discomfort and recovery time. Want to know how why we’re such a fan of microdermabrasion facials? Here are eight great microdermabrasion benefits…

Microdermabrasion Leads To A More Even Skin Tone

The tiny crystals used in microdermabrasion strategically remove cells from the stratum corneum layer of your outer skin, the epridermis (read more about the layers of your skin here.) The function of the stratum corneum is to provide a barrier between the deeper layers of your skin and the outside world. As such most sun damage, hyperpigmentation and blemishes lie within the stratum coreneum. Your body interprets the microdermabrasion’s removal of stratum corneum cells as if you have a wound, and so rushes to replace it with new and healthy cells, which leads to a more even skin tone.

Microdermabrasion Leads To Less Pronounced Wrinkles

Microdermabrasion benefits the aging skin as well. Due to new and healthy cells replacing old ones, skin texture is refined and fine lines and wrinkles become less pronounced. And while microdermabrasion only touches the outer layer of the skin, it puts the inner layers to work, leading to a stimulation of collagen-producing cells. The result is a smoother, younger skin surface.

Microdermabrasion Is For All Skintypes and Skintones

Treatments like chemical peels and dermabrasion – an aggressive treatment that’s only performed in hospitals – can lead to discoloration, and are therefore not suited for darker skintones. Microdermabrasion is much more gentle though, and perfectly suitable for every skintype and every skintone. On top of that Spa Sophia’s estheticians adjust the intensity of the treatment to your individual skin characteristics and needs.

microdermabrasion stratum corneum epidermis skin anatomyMicrodermabrasion Isn’t Painful

Like we mentioned earlier, many treatments that target the outer skin layers are very aggressive, and therefore painful. Dermabrasion for example requires patients to take numbing medicine. Microdermabrasion facials are gentle though, and don’t lead to discomfort or pain.

There’s Little Downtime

One of the great microdermabrasion benefits is that there’s very little downtime. Dermabrasions have a recovery time of up to ten days, where you can’t smoke, drink, take aspirin, ibuprofen or get in the sun. Dermabrasions also require follow-up appointments, and skin redness usually doesn’t fade until two weeks later. By comparison the downtime for microdermabrasions is only 24 hours. After that you can go about your business as usual, including applying make up.

Microdermabrasion Has No Side Effects

Microdermabrasion facials don’t have any scary complications such as permanent discoloration, scarring and infection. The only thing that can happen is irritation in your eyes from the crystals. Which is why you should keep them close, you naughty!

Creams & Moisturizers Are More Effective

Because the stratum corneum layer of your skin is gone, moisturizers and creams penterate the skin better and thus are fare more effective than usual. On top of that Spa Sophia only uses carefully selected products from gentle, high-end brands, so you get the best results.

Microdermabrasion Can Lead To Long Term Skin Improvements

If you get microdermabrasion facials at regular intervals, you might reap some amazing long term microdermabrasion benefits. Recent research has shown that repeated microdermabrasion treatments may influence the way the deeper layers of your skin grow, removing deeper skin problems over time.

Want to book a microdermabrasion facial with Spa Sophia? Use our convenient online booking system or call us at (310) 564 6676.