Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation technique introduced in the late 1990’s. It has since become a popular way to remove dead skin cells and even out skin tone to create smoother, younger looking skin.
The microdermabrasion process uses a closed vacuum-like device, that sprays aluminum oxide crystals onto the surface of your skin. The machine mixes the gentle abrasion particles with suction to remove the outer layers of dead skin. This combination of polishing and suction will stimulate blood flow and increase collagen production.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for every skin type. If you have thin, sensitive skin or rosacea, the suction process can damage fragile capillaries just below the surface of skin. This damage is permanent to the structure of the skin, so essentially it defeats the purpose of what microdermabrasion is meant to do. If you have thicker skin or darker skin, then microdermabrasion can be quite beneficial.
The School of Botanical Aesthetics in Denver offers a fourteen hour continuing education class on microdermabrasion for licensed estheticans. In this class you will learn how to use the microdermabrasion machine with caution and learn to pay attention to your clients’ specific needs and concerns. Also, you will learn to distinguish the layer so skin and understand Colorado state laws and regulations surrounding the use of microdermabrasion.