Here at Jiva Spa Toronto, one of our most popular treatments is the microdermabrasion facial treatment.
But while it has been around in its modern form since the 1950’s, many people still don’t understand what it does.
What is the treatment like? Does it hurt? How long is the recovery period? These are all interesting questions, but today we’re going to focus on one specific use case for the microdermabrasion – its ability to treat acne scars.
What Are Acne Scars?
The simple answer is that acne scars are scars formed as a result of acne. However, there’s more to it than that.
When you have an acne lesion on your skin, your pore becomes enlarged with a substance called sebum – a blend of dead skin cells, excess oils, and the bacteria that feed on them. However, you aren’t necessarily going to get a scar every time you have an acne lesion. That only happens when the pore becomes so enlarged that its walls break.
Your skin will repair these breaches in the pore walls, but they aren’t usually as smooth as the skin originally was. This is what causes scarring.
Repercussions of Acne Scars
Acne scarring doesn’t cause any physical illness to manifest.
However, those with acne scars frequently report lower self esteem than they did before their scars formed. And after having their acne scars treated, many people report a return of their original high self esteem and self confidence.
If you’re dealing with acne scars, you may be searching for a treatment that can help. And if so, you should consider a microdermabrasion treatment.
What Is Microdermabrasion
A microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-surgical facelift procedure. It uses fine crystals to remove the outermost layer of skin on your face, made up primarily of dead skin cells. By removing this layer, it reveals healthier, more radiant skin below.
But how does it work for acne scarring?
By removing the uppermost layer of skin, a microdermabrasion causes your body to work overtime in repairing your skin. It essentially speeds up the rate at which your body produces new skin cells for your face, as well as the rate at which your old cells are replaced.
And the faster your body replaces the skin cells on your face, the faster your scars will fade. They may not disappear completely, but they will at least be diminished significantly.
Is Microdermabrasion Right For Me?
To find out if a microdermabrasion facial treatment is the best way to deal with your acne scars, contact Jiva Spa Toronto.
You’ll get a chance to speak with one of our experienced estheticians, who will help you understand your options and find out whether a microdermabrasion treatment is right for you.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto and take your first step toward a happier, healthier, more confident you.