What is microdermabrasion?
It's a noninvasive, skin resurfacing treatment that gently exfoliates or polishes away the top layer of dead skin cells, while stimulating collagen growth. It reveals healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother. Benefits of the microdermabrasion skin treatment
Softens fine lines and wrinkles
Helps smooth coarsely textured skin
Decreases the appearance of acne and acne scars
Minimize open pores and removes blackheads and whiteheads
Reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation (age spots)
Increased product penetration
Antiaging How is a microdermabrasion skin treatment performed? There are two general methods for microdermabrasion: Crystal Microdermabrasion
A hand piece emits crystals onto the surface of the skin, resulting in a gentle abrasion or "polishing" process. Then the dead skin cells along with the crystals are suctioned off in the same hand piece. Diamond-Tip Microdermabrasion
It works with a diamond-tip hand piece that gently abrades and exfoliates dead skin cells. Like the crystal microdermabrasion, the dead skin is either suctioned off right away in the same hand piece.
The diamond-tip microdermabrasion is safer to perform closer to the eyes and has more flexibility in sensitive areas or on more sensitive skin. How many treatments do I need?
It's important to have a series of microdermabrasion services, 4 to 6 are recommended for the best results. These treatments can be spaced one or two weeks apart. After that some maintenance treatments are required on a monthly basis. Is Microdermabrasion Good For Acne Scarring?
By removing the top layer of the skin, microdermabrasion diminishes or even removes superficial acne scarring. Deeper acne scarring requires a more invasive procedure, like a deep chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing. Microdermabrasion skin treatment Aftercare
Since microdermabrasion takes off the outer superficial layer of your skin, you need to avoid direct sun exposer. You should wear a gentle sunscreen, even if it is a cloudy day. What are possible side effects of microdermabrasion?
Cost of the microdermabrasion skin treatment
- Redness is the most common side effect. For most people, the redness fades after just a few hours.
- Dryness or flakiness in the days following a microdermabrasion treatment is usual, and typically resolves within a week.
- Microdermabrasion also can increase your sensitivity to the sun (photosensitivity). Make sure to wear your sunscreen!
- The cost of a microdermabrasion session may vary from place to place.
- It depends on the area to be treated
- Type of the machine used