get your hollywood glow on

Seeking a quick fix to add that fresh glow back to your skin, but want a painless non-invasive treatment? Microdermabrasion may be just what you’ve been looking for. Our regular contributor and makeup expert Gina Comminello owner of The Look Salon in Denver provides all the details about what to expect with this revitalizing treatment:


Microdermabrasion is a quick, painless, non-invasive treatment that accelerates the rate at which dead skin is exfoliated and jump-starts the proliferation of new skin cells. It is an exfoliation treatment, which combines vacuum suction with either tiny abrasive crystals or a diamond-tip disk to polish away the uppermost layer of skin. It elevates roughness, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, and allows treatment products to better penetrate the skin. This treatment is suitable for all but the most sensitive skins.

What to Expect:

Microdermabrasion takes less than an hour to perform. This procedure lightly “buffs” the skin, gently lifting away dead skin cells that contribute to a lackluster appearance.  It can be coupled with just about any other type of skin treatment and is usually recommended to be done every few weeks to every two to three months.  Your dermatologist or esthetician may recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments. Directly after your treatment, your skin may look flushed or even pink, and over the next few days, you may experience minor flaking and dryness, but once the discolored skin has flaked off, new evenly-pigmented skin will surface.



  • virtually no side effects
  • gives the skin an overall fresh, healthy-looking glow
  • non-surgical, safe, effective “lunch hour” procedure
  • effective on all skin colors and types
  • excellent for skins sensitive to chemical procedures
  • normal activities can be resumed immediately

Who Is It For:

Microdermabrasion works best for anyone looking to revitalize their skin.  If you have any of these conditions, you are a candidate for microdermabrasion.

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • “crow’s feet”
  • hyper-pigmentation or sun spots
  • dry skin
  • minor acne scars
  • blemishes or large pores


  • face
  • orbital
  • neck
  • decollete
  • hands
  • back of arms
  • elbows
  • scars
  • back

Also, most places offer a discount on microdermabrasion on multiple areas, so go get your glow on!


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