Get flawless skin with microdermabrasion
Did you ever wish you can wave a magic wand over your face and poof—your sun damage, scars, blotchiness, or lines are erased?
If you have then joined the club!
If you opt not to go the invasive route, then Microdermabrasion, also referred to as mechanical exfoliation, can give your skin superb results (not miracles, but very effective results). Whether you struggle with skin discoloration, acne-prone, scarred, or wrinkled skin, Microdermabrasion can definitely help. When you start inquiring about non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments you can wind up pretty confused and overwhelmed. So, we have broken down the most important points to ponder when considering microdermabrasion, to help educate you on the magic of this micro resurfacing method.
Microdermabrasion Addresses a Variety of Cosmetic Concerns
Patients choose to undergo a microdermabrasion facial for a variety of specific skin conditions, including:
- Fine facial lines
- Sun damage
- Skin discoloration
- Superficial scarring (including from acne)
- Age or sun spots
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
How Does It Work?
Microdermabrasion, also referred to as mechanical exfoliation or micro resurfacing, is a method for facial rejuvenation that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation along with adjustable suction to sweep away the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. It is a non-invasive procedure, which is performed in-office by a trained skincare professional. Candidates include individuals struggling with sun damage, acne-prone and blotchy skin, fine scars, slight wrinkles, keratoses, large pores, non-inflamed whiteheads caused by keratin-clogged pores, or unfavorable skin texture.
The exfoliation and suctioning disrupt the skin’s surface causing cell division. As the skin cells divide fibroblast activity is stimulated leading to collagen production, which leads to thicker, firmer skin. Human skin sloughs off at a slower rate with age, so the exfoliation of several layers of the stratum corneum (surface skin layers) leaves skin fresh and radiant.
What are the Risks and Side Effects
There aren’t many risks with microdermabrasion if you are a “healthy” adult and the skincare professional uses the level appropriate for your skin. Striping can occur in clients with very sensitive skin. Avoid the treatment in cases of inflamed acne. Be aware that bleeding can occur on skin with some forms of acne or recently shaved skin, which can indicate that the levels may be too high.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A normal course of treatments varies between 6-10 at approximately 2-3 week intervals. It is recommended that you schedule an additional treatment every 1-3 months to maintain the condition of your skin. Most individuals actually feel and see a difference just after two or three treatments, but schedule additional treatments to increase this improvement. Combining this treatment process with a good SPF 30 sunblock and high-quality skin products will help you maintain your improved skin.
Be advised, raised or deeply pitted skin areas (possibly from old severe acne scars) and darker pigmented areas will require multiple treatments over extended amounts of time. While Microdermabrasion helps superficial problems, it is not the cure-all for heavily damaged skin; it is a non-invasive technique for those of you who do not need a serious laser or chemical peel treatment.
What to Expect After Treatment
Deep exfoliation usually leaves the skin tighter and drier afterward. A hydrating serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen are essential post-diamond peel/Microderm treatments to ensure glowing skin. Some redness can be expected afterward, however, this is not likely to persist more than a few hours. The sensation of having a mild windburn or sunburn will also pass after a few hours. Applying a high-quality moisturizer and hydrating serum will help the healing process.
Avoid sun exposure for 5-7 days after treatment and make sure to use SPF 30 sunscreen, as exposure to UV radiation is one of the key factors in speeding the skin aging process.
The Aesthetic Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Fresher-looking skin
- Diminished wrinkles
- Minimized fine lines
- Smoother skin
- Brighter skin tone
- Better skin color
- Shrunken pores
- Reduced age spots
- Faded scars
- Firmer, tighter skin
- Cleaner-looking skin
- More radiant complexion
- Rejuvenated appearance
The Other Benefits of This “Lunchtime Facial”
For busy women and men, a microdermabrasion facial has other benefits in addition to aesthetic ones. Often referred to as the “lunchtime facial,” one session takes a mere 30 minutes.
Furthermore, microdermabrasion is:
- Minimally invasive
- Virtually painless
- Little or no downtime
- Safe and effective for all skin types