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There are many procedures and medical treatments out there to keep the skin looking its best. If you’ve ever frequented a medical spa—specifically Layers Spa—the terms microdermabrasion and HydraFacial or “Wet Microdermabrasion,” have probably been heard.

I am no stranger to the good ol’ microdermabrasion and I can’t rave about it enough. To let you know what it does, let me first explain the microdermabrasion then a HydraFacial.

Lets start with a microdermabrasion. The aesthetician first cleanses your skin, removing impurities and makeup with a cleanser. After, a standalone steam machine may be placed beside you to blow warm steam on your face to open your pores. After a couple minutes of this, a mechanical looking pen with a rough, flat, diamond tip will be used.

Depending on your skin needs, the aesthetician can change the tip to what will benefit the client the most. Once the tip is chosen, the aesthetician will begin the procedure by placing the pen like tool to the face while pulling it across the skin. This is done while their other hand is holding the skin as to not tug harshly on the delicate surface.

As the tool is pulled along the face it grabs the dead skin cells by using suction. The final step is extracting any blockages the device did not pick up but are still blocking the pores. After this, serums and creams are applied and the client is able to leave.

The result is, fresh, dewy, glowing skin. I have always been told to do this during major season changes and it works for me. If you have allocated more income to such procedures, every 4 weeks is also recommend.

This procedure is relaxing and has no social downtime after being done. Although ,depending on how congested you were, you might have the odd red spot from the extraction tool. But, not to worry, these marks usually goes away after a couple hours.

Now, the HydraFacial that is offered at Layers Spa does the same thing and more. While the pen simultaneously scrapes and sucks the gunk out of your pores (like a fine sanding to an old coffee table). It adds antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides in a liquid form, which the technician massages into the skin.

With the technological advances that are seen in medi spas all over the country, it is easier than ever to take great care of yourself. If you’re wanting to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, improve skin texture, enlarged pores and to just bring back some vibrancy to your complexion. I highly recommend this painless procedure that will brighten your day.


Your McMurray Magazine’s freelance Writer, Touchable Beauty column creator, Brieanna McCutcheon, is a beginner shoe collector, Sephora enthusiast, and virtual online shopping basket filler who can’t stop loving life.