Microdermabrasion uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. Imagine a very fine sand blaster and you’ll get a picture of how microdermabrasion works. It uses a diamond tipped wand to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth. This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin. Clients with any type of open lesion or infection cannot receive microdermabrasion until the skin integrity is restored. There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.