Do you have an old piece of furniture, a family heirloom or antique you adore, but it needs a bit of help? Maybe there are a few scratches on the top or the varnish, or one of the legs is slowly rubbing away. The same sort of thing happens to your skin, and there’s an easy fix for both. For furniture, you need to sand down and revarnish. For your face, try microdermabrasion.

Yes, we know, the name sounds like an awful medical procedure. However, don’t let the name deter you! Microdermabrasion might sound awful, but in actuality, it’s one of the best things you can do for your skin.

It sounds painful!

Don’t let the analogy above give you the wrong idea. When we say it’s like sanding for your face, it’s much more relaxing than you’d expect, even if the concept is the same. The goal of microdermabrasion is to slough off the top layer of your epidermis, which prevents a lot of the creams, lotions, and serums you use from soaking all the way into your skin.

Won’t it rub my face raw?

Definitely not! The goal with microdermabrasion is to gently buff away just the top layer of your skin, not all of it. At the end of your appointment, your skin might be a bit red because it’s been agitated. Overall, however, it should feel soft and smooth because the top layer of dead cells has been buffed away.

That skin just grows back, right?

Is this just a pointless procedure? Skin keeps growing, so a new layer will grow in to replace the layer buffed away by microdermabrasion. It may seem pointless, but it’s really not. It will take roughly a month for your skin to regenerate that layer, which means thirty days for your lotions and other face treatments to soak deeply into your skin and do their magic. Whether you have acne scars you want to get rid of or other blemishes, your esthetician at Celebrity Lashes and Brow Design in Glendale can work with you to plan the best course of skin treatment. Call today to book your consultation!