More and more often, men are coming to spas, and it’s not hard to see why.
Spas offer a place where you can relax and let the stresses of the world melt away.
They also offer treatments that let you look your best when you come back to work or you’re getting ready for an event.
One such treatment is the microdermabrasion for men. It’s a treatment that improves your skin’s appearance and health, removes imperfections and doesn’t require much time.
What is Microdermabrasion?
When you go in for a microdermabrasion, you’re going in for what just might be the manliest spa treatment possible—sandblasting your skin.
Your skin has three layers, and the outermost layer consists of mostly dead cells.
During a microdermabrasion session, a medical spa professional uses a handheld wand to shoot crystals against your skin.
This exfoliates your skin, clearing away the dead skin cells and bringing younger, healthier skin cells to the surface.
The procedure usually takes a little over 30 minutes, and a full treatment usually consists of four to six sessions, spread out over at least three to four months.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Getting a microdermabrasion session is a lot like sanding the imperfections out of a block of wood.
Microdermabrasion helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and may even eliminate them completely.
It has also been shown to help get rid of age spots.
In fact, microdermabrasion can even help eliminate scarring. This includes acne scars, too.
In fact, microdermabrasions can be performed on almost any area of the body, and several people have reported success managing “backne” when a microdermabrasion session has been done on their back.
Microdermabrasion also stimulates blood flow to the skin . This not only increases the production of new skin cells, but it also enhances the nutrition skin cells receive.
The result is healthier-looking skin that is free of imperfections, and doesn’t require much post-session care.
Finally, microdermabrasion treatments can also help men who are struggling with facial acne.
The procedure can minimize the size of the pores and is an excellent way to unclog them.
Many men like getting microdermabrasions, although some men don’t appreciate the post-session care of applying high-quality moisturizer. But unless you want to look even worse afterwards, you’ll need it.
Not a DIY Project
While microdermarasions are usually performed by a fully trained esthetician, DIY microdermabrasion kits exist.
While you might be tempted to use one and save yourself a visit to the spa, though, resist the urge.
First, these kits don’t do exactly what a spa’s microdermabrasion treatment does.
Spa microdermabrasions actually abrade your skin’s upper surface, while home microdermabrasion kits just exfoliate the skin. Not a bad idea, but it’s like comparing a screwdriver with a powered drill.
Even worse, some of them can actually damage your skin if you’re not careful.
While a home microdermabrasion kit is cheaper than visiting a spa, it carries more of a risk.
Your best bet is always visiting a spa and getting the real deal.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto
If you’ve ever been curious about what a microdermabrasion treatment can do for you, contact us.
One of our experts will be happy to have any questions you might have, and from there we’ll help you put together a facial treatment plan that works for your needs.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto and book an appointment today.