Florida weather extremes can take its toll on our skin. Just in the past month, we’ve bounced from sandal, tropical warmth to “where did I put that ski jacket” frigidness.
Temperature fluctuations can wreak havoc on our skin—leaving it dry, itchy and with areas of dry patches. While we love living in Florida, the weather can take the youthfulness out of our skin.
In a city that features a Fountain of Youth, it’s no surprise that St. Augustine residents and visitors passionately seek ways to make their skin look younger and more vibrant.
Many of these seekers find their way to Debbie’s Day Spa and Salon for one of our most popular skin treatment services: Microdermabrasion.
This safe and non-surgical facial resurfacing technique exfoliates the topmost layer of skin using a gentle polishing action of corundum crystals. The superficial skin layer is removed by a cleansing vacuum method.
“We’ve found microdermabrasion skin treatments to be a great remedy for skin damage caused by Florida summers and winters. Our clients love how their skin feels much smoother and looks renewed after just a few treatments,” said Danielle, a Licensed Aesthetician at Debbie’s Day Spa and Salon.
The Nitty-Gritty of the Medical Benefits
From a medical perspective, the technique helps thicken collagen—a protein that declines as we age. Collagen helps to provide our skin its structure, strength and suppleness.
A medical study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System’s Department of Dermatology on forty adults age 50 to 83 demonstrated that microdermabrasion resulted in:
“…increased production of a wide variety of compounds associated with wound healing and skin remodeling. This includes cytokeratin 16, a well-characterized response to injuries to the skin’s outer layer; antimicrobial peptides that fight infection; matrix metalloproteinases that break down skin’s structural proteins to allow for rebuilding; and both collagen precursors and other substances that form the pathway to its production.”
The authors of the study acknowledged the use of the procedure to “improve the appearance of wrinkles, atrophic acne scars, discoloration and other signs of aging skin.”
The Results Are Worth Looking At
Many of our clients agree that our microdermabrasion treatment does wonders for the youthful appearance of their skin.
After a brief period of redness, our clients report that their complexion is more even, their skin feels smoother and has a youthful glow to it.
Besides giving your skin a refreshed and renewed appearance, microdermabrasion can be used to:
- Remove dry skin
- Lessen the damage caused by the Florida sun
- Improve areas with age spots
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
- Treat areas scarred by acne
Visit Debbie’s for a Skin Treatment Consultation
Our licensed aestheticians—Kevin, Teri & Danielle—can provide you with the details on how our microdermabrasion skin treatment can benefit you.
Call (904) 825-0569 to schedule a skin treatment consultation today.