shutterstock_121315846Microdermabrasion is growing in popularity as a skin treatment that rejuvenates the look and feel of your skin without any invasive procedures or interruption to one’s day to day routine. After a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin will both look and feel noticeably smoother and refreshed. The process is entirely noninvasive; everything happens on the skin without any injections.

How Microdermabrasion Works

The outermost layer of the skin is made up of a layer of dead skin cells. This layer is where many skin imperfections like blemishes, discoloration, and fine wrinkles are found. During microdermabrasion, these dead skin cells are removed. The body notices a loss of their presence and rushes to replace them with a fresh, new layer of skin cells. The process basically refreshes your skin and gives it a new start.

Crystal Microdermabrasion

This is the original way of performing microdermabrasions. It uses extremely fine aluminum oxide and organic crystals in a specifically designed tool. The crystals come out of the tool at a fast speed that creates enough friction to break up the outermost layer of dead skin cells so that they can be vacuumed up, along with the used crystals, through another section of the tool.

Diamond-tip Microdermabrasion

A newer invention in the microdermabrasion world, this type of microdermabrasion involves using a diamond-tipped wand to rub off the dead skin cells. The dead skin is then vacuumed through the tool as well. The main difference is that with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, the likelihood that crystals might stray into the eyes or mouth or be left behind is eliminated.


The choice is yours; neither is really superior to the other. There is a different sensation for each, and some feel like one works better than the other for them, or they like the way one feels over the other. If you’re interested in a free consultation, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.