Microdermabrasion is one of those cosmetic procedures that most people have heard of, but don't really know much about. Even if your skin-obsessed friend swears by it, or you've seen it listed on spa menus, the procedure is still one of those best discussed with a dermatologist.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that is used to remove the dry and dead skin, it is done by rubbing your skin with aluminum hydroxide microcrystal’s which gives you younger and healthier looking skin. Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin's appearance.
Microdermabrasion is a painless, noninvasive, skin-rejuvenation procedure using a combination of a fine abrasive tip or crystals and vacuum suction applied to the skin. There are no needles or anesthetics required for microdermabrasion. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin.
Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for all skin types and colors. It commonly interests those who have the following skin concerns:
As a non-surgical method of skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion is quick, convenient and painless, immediately restoring younger, smoother looking skin without the need for chemicals, lasers or Botox.
The huge number of benefits is what makes microdermabrasion such a popular treatment.
Microdermabrasion treatments can be used for anything from stretch marks, fine lines, acne scarring and dull, tired skin to ageing skin, uneven skin tone and pigmentation.
Side effects of microdermabrasion are minimal and this is a very safe procedure. Potential drawbacks are very limited in that microderm only affects the epidermis, which is the outermost skin layer.
The greater the potential benefits with a cosmetic treatment, the greater the potential risks and side effects. The possible risks with more aggressive treatments like dermabrasion and laser are much greater than microdermabrasion.
Possible side effects of microdermabrasion include:
Microdermabrasion is an in-office procedure that usually takes about one hour. It’s not necessary to use anesthesia or a numbing agent for microdermabrasion. We use handheld device to gently sand away the outer layer of skin in the targeted areas. At the end of the treatment, a moisturizer will be applied to your skin.
There are a few different ways to do the procedure, based on the specific device used:
A diamond-tip hand piece will gently exfoliate dead cells in your skin. At the same time, it will suction them off immediately. The depth of the abrasion may be affected by the pressure exerted on the hand piece as well as how long the suction is allowed to remain on the skin. This type of microdermabrasion applicator is generally used in more sensitive facial areas, such close to the eyes.
Crystal microdermabrasionuses a crystal-emitting hand piece to gently rub away outer layers of the skin. As with the diamond-tip hand piece, dead skin cells are suctioned off right away. The different types of crystals that may be used include aluminum oxide and sodium chloride.
Hydradermabrasion is a newer method. It involves combining simultaneous dermal infusion of products and crystal-free exfoliation. The entire process stimulates collagen production and maximizes blood flow to your skin.
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