As we age, the automatic process of exfoliation and cell renewal slows down. Sometimes the body needs a little help.The removal of the dead skin cells reveals the softer more youthful looking skin cells underneath.
The superficial abrasion of the skin also triggers the body’s own natural repair mechanism which triggers the production of new collagen and releases glycoaminoglycans in order to rehydrate and replenish the recently abraded area. This has a remarkable softening action on surface lines and wrinkles.
There are several light abrasion technologies available that can assist in removing the stratum corneum (dead outermost surface of the skin).