Our skin naturally renews its cells over a period of around thirty days, and during this process, the old skin cells tend to accumulate, thickening the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum), making the complexion appear dull and lifeless. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, gentle treatment used to remove the outermost layer of dry and dead skin cells, revealing newer, softer, smoother skin underneath. The Microdermabrasion wand emits a stream of fine particles and simultaneously vacuums up the dead skin cells that the particles dislodge. This also boosts circulation to the skin, making the skin appear bright and glowing. All types of skin can benefit from the process, which is ideal for skin prone to acne and for enlarged pores (it is generally used to treat the face and neck). Microdermabrasion also helps to improve surface pigmentation and stimulates removal of toxins by the action of the lymphatic system. In addition, a lifting procedure can be employed to plump and firm the skin. Note that because the process exfoliates the skin, Microdermabrasion can also be used in conjunction with suitable skin-care products to accelerate the Intense Pulsed Light rejuvenation process.