Deborah Bonjouklian, Licensed Esthetician On How Microdermabrasion Helps People Look Younger

Microdermabrasion has been around a long time. But most people don’t realize that the technology keeps getting better over time. So while many people are looking for the new and exciting technology in skin enhancement procedures, it might be a good idea to take a look once again at microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical method to improve the skin. It is also a non-invasive procedure that typically involves the use of a spray of microcrystals to carefully remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and reveal younger healthier-looking skin. Some of the changes over the years have included moving from using sea salt, and crystals to more recent techniques involving diamond tips. Practitioners who use the diamond tip method say that it provides a finer and more delicate abrasion of the outer skin cells resulting in an immediate visible improvement in skin smoothness. Coupling microdermabrasion with enzyme treatments is one way to leverage more skin care technologies to get faster and better results.

As Deborah Bonjouklian told us, “Enzymes affect chemical change in the skin but the bottom line is they speed up exfoliation revealing younger healthier skin. One of the things I like most about enzymes is that they are loaded with helpful ingredients.” Enzymes are another interesting area of skin care that is developing over time and resulting in new opportunities. There are many different types of enzyme products so it is best to work with someone who has experience with this type of product.

Papaya enzymes, for example, were found to result in allergic reactions in some cases. Papayas are a natural source of latex so this can cause reactions in some people. Enzymes are thought to work much like alpha hydroxy acids. This is why working with a licensed esthetician can be a plus as they will know what products are best for a person’s skin type. They will make sure they are using products that have been carefully formulated and standardized to provide the best results without being irritating to the skin.

Diet is another important area to be considered. Deborah pointed out, “None of these methods stand alone in correcting or preventing unwanted skin conditions, because you really need to look at the whole picture. It’s systemic, including diet and products you use on a daily basis so it’s the overall picture that has to be considered.” Deborah Bonjouklian can be reached at: