Crow’s feet belong on crows! If you’re seeing the tell-tale signs of premature skin aging, such as crow’s feet, fine lines, rough texture and age spots, then it’s time to step up skincare game.

There are many treatments that can help fight pre-mature skin aging, but there is one that has become universally accepted and praised. The Journal of Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery has hailed the results of microdermabrasion as universally positive. Physicians recommend it for everyone: Caucasians, African Americans, Asians, and Latin Americans. The treatment is non-invasive, hygienic, and beneficial for all skin types. It requires a highly specialized machine containing a vacuum pump and mineral-based crystals or a diamond tip. A plastic tube connected to the machine is used to gently vacuum the skin’s surface, pulling the skin into contact with either the flow of mineral crystals or the diamond tip. The process has a two-fold benefit for the skin: exfoliation and micro-massage.

 Exfoliation helps to produce smooth, even-toned skin. Skin naturally exfoliates, but remember: Aging, sun exposure, poor skin care habits, and smoking all contribute to a thickening of the top layer of skin. When the skin thickens, it appears leathery. Microdermabrasion will remove these thickened layers, resulting in softer, suppler skin. This process will also help to remove acne scars, stretch marks, and dark spots.

As the skin is vacuumed a micro-massage improves circulation. It, stimulates the production of superficial papillary dermal collagen — the building block that results in firmer and tighter skin.

While there is fresh, new skin exposed on the surface it’s ideal to flood that new skin with sophisticated skincare products containing Supplamine®, a patented ingredient that will prevent and inactivate glycation and relieve inflammation. The skincare products should also contain potent antioxidants and rich humectants to add moisture. Adding topical skincare products to your daily home care in the days and weeks post procedure will help to speed their delivery and increase their efficacy.