Microdermabrasion Benefits

Are you bothered by blemishes on your skin? Whether you have premature wrinkles or you want to treat old acne scars, microdermabrasion can help you get better skin.

There are many microdermabrasion facial benefits. If you have any questions, come ask the staff at Garza Plastic Surgery in Nashville.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can rejuvenate your skin. The world takes a toll on our skin, from sun damage to age spots to fine lines and wrinkles. But our safe, non-invasive microdermabrasion treatments can restore your skin’s appearance and improve many of your skin conditions.

The treatment removes cells from the top layer of skin to increase the speed of the body’s cellular turnover. New, healthier cells replace the old cells for firmer, younger-looking skin.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

During a microdermabrasion facial, a professional uses a slightly abrasive applicator to remove cells and exfoliate your skin. However, the process is gentle enough to avoid further damage to your skin.

Another microdermabrasion technique, called hydradermabrasion, uses a sprayer to apply a treatment solution onto the skin. This particular device then uses a vacuum to suction the dead cells from your skin’s surface. In either scenario, microdermabrasion is a safe treatment that requires no anesthesia.

Microdermabrasion vs Exfoliation

Can you just exfoliate in the shower and accomplish the same microdermabrasion benefits? No, certainly not to the degree you can achieve through microdermabrasion treatments.


When some people hear about microdermabrasion treatments, they assume they accomplish the same thing by exfoliating. Some people use exfoliating gloves in the shower and others use exfoliating creams. These options do help people remove extra dead skin. However, added benefits of exfoliating include removing the oil, dirt, sweat, and other debris that accumulates on your skin.


While microdermabrasion offers the same benefits as exfoliation, it goes farther by stimulating the growth of new skin cells. Your skin can be renewed at deeper layers than with simple exfoliation.

Conditions such as uneven pigmentation can be addressed through this treatment’s ability to stimulate cell turnover. Cell turnover is our body’s ability to produce new skin cells as old dry skin cells die. The new cells travel from lower layers of skin to the outer layer before dying and shedding. This process is measured as our Cell Renewal Factor (CRF).

The Difference

As we age, our CRF slows down, and old, dead cells outnumber new cells taking their place. Dead cells can fail to shed from our skin and build up over time. This causes our skin to lose its young appearance because it is covered in dead cells. Exfoliating can remove cells, but microdermabrasion can actively promote the regeneration of new cells.

A woman receiving microdermabrasion treatment at Garza Plastic Surgery in nashville, Tennessee.

4 Microdermabrasion Benefits

Benefits include general exfoliation of the skin alongside an increased CRF. But there are more benefits that target specific skin issues.

1. Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

For some, nothing can be more frustrating than lines and wrinkles that show our age. Other times, unwanted wrinkles can make us look even older than we are.

There are various causes of wrinkles, but a common cause is our bodies’ inability to make enough collagen as we age. Collagen is an abundant protein found in the human body that strengthens bones, muscles, tendons, and other areas including our skin. Specifically, collagen gives the skin its strength and natural elasticity.

The word collagen actually means “glue producing”. Through a network of fibers, collagen works as an adhesive to hold our body tissues tightly together. When there is not enough adhesive, our skin can sag and wrinkle. For this reason, one of the important microdermabrasion benefits is the ability to stimulate collagen production 

2. Treat Blemishes and Discoloration

If you want newer and more youthful skin, microdermabrasion can help. In fact, this treatment can remove age spots, uneven pigmentation, and damage from sun exposure.

To go into more detail, this cosmetic skin treatment not only removes impurities, but it also stimulates your skin’s natural regeneration. As your cellular renewal factor increases, patients may see a steady decrease in blemishes and discoloration.

3. Shrink Large Pores

As a typical rule, pores do not get larger or smaller. However, the condition of our skin can make them appear larger. Some pores appear large because they are clogged. The exfoliating component can sweep away the oil and debris that clog pores to restore their smaller appearance.

Other times, pores appear large because the collagen around the pores is damaged or lacking. The benefits of increased collagen production can restore the skin’s strength around the pores and improve their appearance.

4. Minimize Pimples and Acne

A common cause of pimples is the clogging of pores. Our sebaceous glands produce sebum oil in the pores of our skin. When pores are clogged, the oil cannot escape, and it builds up under our skin. The combination of exfoliated skin and healthier pores combine to minimize acne issues.

Are You Ready to Learn More?

Microdermabrasion has even more benefits including treating stretch marks, melasma, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and more. Are you ready to learn what microdermabrasion can do for you? Set up a consultation with Dr. Garza.

Our professionals at Garza Plastic Surgery in Nashville are ready to answer all of your questions. Let us help you determine if you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion facials.

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