There are a myriad of factors that contribute to skin aging, including genetics, sun exposure, lifestyle and environmental factors. However, regardless of how well you take care of your skin throughout life, the natural aging process will eventually cause your complexion to lose its youthful, radiant glow.

As we age, our skin naturally becomes rougher and dryer. This is due to the progressive slow down of the cellular renewal process.



Our skin is constantly renewing itself through a process known as cellular turnover. This cell renewal process is our body’s natural way of sloughing off dead cells from the surface of the skin and replacing them with new cells from beneath.

When we are younger, this process happens more frequently. A quicker rate of cellular turnover means dead, lackluster cells are consistently being replaced with newer, fresher-looking skin.

Once we reach our mid twenties however, this process begins to slow. This lag in cellular turnover can cause dead cells to accumulate on the skin’s surface, which in turn causes our complexion to dull. This buildup of dead skin cells can also make skin appear rough and flakey.



The good news is, you can give your sluggish cellular turnover rate a boost through exfoliation. Regular exfoliation helps slough off this buildup of dead surface cells, to reveal fresher, younger skin below. As we get older, exfoliation becomes an essential part of our regular skin care routine.



Microdermabrasion is an advanced exfoliation technique that that uses crystal skin resurfacing technology to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells. This mechanical exfoliation device sprays micro-fine crystal beads onto the skin for a mild epidermal abrasion. This process resurfaces the skin by removing the top layer of dead skin cells, which are gently suctioned away. Microdermabrasion helps to reveal smoother, softer skin and restores a brighter, more even complexion.

Other benefits of microdermabrasion treatments include:

  • Lessens the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Stimulates the growth of new collagen
  • Reduces the appearance of sun damage
  • Unclogs and cleanses pores
  • Softens and improves condition of dry skin
  • Retexturizes and improves skin color


Since microdermabrasion removes the buildup of dead surface cells, this treatment also makes skin more receptive to skin care products, allowing creams and serums to penetrate deeper and more evenly into the skin. At the Beau Visage Center in Austin, we often perform microdermabrasion in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments including IPL Photofacial and facial peels for enhanced results.



Are you looking for an Austin microdermabrasion specialist? Let the professionals at the Beau Visage Center restore a look of youthful vitality to your complexion. Call (512) 448-4422 today to schedule your free skin assessment at our Austin clinic to find out if microdermabrasion is a good solution for you.