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A Closer Look at How Microdermabrasion Works



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Is your skin care routine not working out? Microdermabrasion in Ottawa can help rejuvenate your skin!

Understanding the Techniques and Principles Behind This Popular Rejuvenation Treatment

By this point, you’ve likely read our rundown on microdermabrasion in Ottawa. This popular skin rejuvenation treatment exfoliates the skin, removing dead and dried out skin cells, restoring your skin’s youthful luster and look.

…but how does it do that, exactly? Let’s take a closer look.

How It Works

Microdermabrasion uses an abrasive tool to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from the epidermis. The tool is often a diamond- or crystal-tipped applicator that gently abrades the targeted skin. It removes the very uppermost layers of dead skin cells, known as keratin. These layers are the most prone to sun damage, fine lines, and blemishes.

Your clinician will gently move the tool over the skin, applying steady and even pressure. Treatment doesn’t affect the lower layers of skin. In one treatment session, the clinician will pass over your skin with the tool one to three times, depending on your treatment needs.

In effect, microdermabrasion is sanding away keratin. Simultaneously, it stimulates the epidermis and dermis’ natural healing responses. The principle behind this is that your body is rejuvenating itself, albeit with a helping hand from your medical aesthetic clinician.


The number of treatments and the length of each treatment depend on the individual. Your goals and skin are the main factors determining treatment length.

Typically, though, treatments are spaced out to allow the skin some time to regenerate and rejuvenate. Your clinician will provide an after-care regimen you need to follow to ensure your skin recovers properly. This regimen will also help moisturize your skin and help you reach your treatment goals.

This might sound very intensive, but the fact of the matter is microdermabrasion is a remarkably comfortable treatment option with minimal downtime. Some patients describe the applicator’s action on their skin as a minor scratching sensation. Treatment can take place over the course of a lunch break, and side effects (if they do occur at all) are limited to mild redness and minor swelling.


You will notice results after the first treatment. Your skin will be smoother, clearer, and have a more even appearance. For optimal results, two to four treatment sessions will thoroughly improve your skin. Microdermabrasion treatments will reduce the appearance of imperfections such as blemishes, acne scars, dull skin, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. However, if you’re looking to treat deep wrinkles, dark brown spots, redness, or growths, other treatments combined with microdermabrasion will provide the results you’re looking for.

If you’re looking to refresh your skin’s appearance, consider professional microdermabrasion in Ottawa. With this treatment, you can restore your skin to its youthful, natural beauty!