Microdermabrasion is a controlled, mechanical ablation of the uppermost layer of the skin using small crystals (aluminium oxide, salt and microfine sand). The tiny crystals are blasted at the skin at a very high speed and reabsorbed by a vacuum. The working principle is similar to sandblasting.
Dermabrasion results in a short-term fresh and youthful appearance of the treated skin. The result is immediately visible, giving the skin a smoother, rosier appearance with large pores appearing more refined.