News | Published April 12, 2012 | Written by Camille Brown, licensed aesthetician

How to rejuvenate your skin without surgery or discomfort

Younger, smoother skin ... Oftentimes, when people hear or see those words, they automatically assume they will be led (or misled) to a product or procedure with false advertisement; however, microdermabrasion can help you achieve such results without surgery.

Tiny aluminum oxide crystals or a diamond encrusted tip are used to buff away the surface cells of the entire face to remove the damaged outer layers of skin.

So what benefits will microdermabrasion provide your skin?

By exfoliating the outer layers of skin, you are removing the dead skin cells and stimulating new skin growth. The new skin that is revealed will be smoother and brighter. The procedure gives you less pigmented skin, and can treat the appearance of the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Acne
  • Large pores
  • Hyperpigmentation

In addition, it can boost collagen, which is a protein that helps make skin appear firmer and smooth. Microdermabrasion uses a special technique to stimulate your collagen, leaving a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Although there is no recovery time associated with this procedure, you may need to have several treatments depending on your desired results.

To learn how you can get a healthy glow without surgery or discomfort, call Mount Nittany's Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery office at 814.231.7878, or visit