Microdermabrasion is a treatment used to remove the uneven outer layer of the skin by using a gentle sanding method. This procedure can be used to decrease hyperpigmentation, blackheads, and appearance of age spots. It can also be used for skin exfoliation, an acne treatment and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen fiber production naturally decreases with age. Microdermabrasion helps to thicken collagen fibers which makes the skin appear firm and smooth. This procedure requires the use of microparticles or a diamond tipped wand to help remove the outermost layer of the skin also known as the epidermis to stimulate new skin growth. Exfoliating crystals or the diamond tipped wand is used to pass over and exfoliate the skin. There may also be a suction mechanism used such as a vacuum to remove the dead skin cells to reveal a healthier skin complexion.