This procedure makes the skin looking brighter and softer. To gently remove the outer layer of the skin the dermatologist sprays tiny crystals onto the skin. It is less aggressive treatment if you compare it from dermabrasion in microdermabrasion a patient doesn’t need the numbing medicines. Patients with fine facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars are good candidates for microdermabrasion. Patients with rosacea or acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments.
Results from your microdermabrasion treatment can last for six to twelve months, but may last longer depending on how well you take care of your skin after treatment. If you are looking for longer-lasting results, you may wish to consider dermabrasion or another skin rejuvenation treatment.
It makes subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. It is not effective for deeper problems such as scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or deep acne scars. With microdermabrasion, there is less down time than with dermabrasion.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion works by using either swiping a crystal/diamond tip across your skin, or firing highly pressurized crystals against the skin surface to rejuvenate and brighten the skin. This gently but vigorously exfoliates the top layer of the skin surface, removing impurities and the dead layer of skin. At the same time, a built-in vacuum will suction out the dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin brighter and clearer.
Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and will not require medications or numbing agents in preparation. It should not hurt and has been described as feeling like a cat is licking the skin. Unless the microdermabrasion subsequently applies a skincare product, there are no chemicals involved.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
The process can improve blood and lymphatic circulation deep within the skin, which can improve the internal health of the skin. The enhanced blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients are supplied to the cells. This improves cell processes and therefore enhances the skin, improving elasticity.
Enhances Product Efficacy
By removing the dead skin and promoting circulation, microdermabrasion has been shown to enhance the absorption of skincare products by the skin by up to 50%. This means that if you are treating your skin for acne, the skin will be more receptive to the product, so it can have better results than it normally would.
Pore Size And Health
Microdermabrasion can not only unclog pores but also reduces the size of them. While to a point we are born with a certain pore size, some external factors can enlarge them. Pores may enlarge due to hygiene, inflammation of the skin or as a result of being clogged. Microdermabrasion can help clear the blockage and by improving the circulation of the skin can reduce inflammation and improve natural skin hygiene.
Many people now choose microdermabrasion over other treatments options like laser procedures and chemical peels because it is safer and still achieves great results. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures you can have done and does not require a recovery time or medications. You can even do it yourself at home!
Range Of Uses
Microdermabrasion has been used for multiple skin conditions. These include acne, acne scarring, age spots, dull skin, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.