Daily environmental exposures like dust, sun rays and pollution is ripping your skin’s natural oils and nutrients. These unavoidable exposures prompt skin aging with the addition of visible lines and wrinkles as well as age spots and hyperpigmentation. However, there is a treatment that can help you clear up all these problems and the solution is microdermabrasion.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-chemical based procedure that uses microcrystals to clear up the daily embedded dirt from the skin and removes the outermost layer of dead skin, revealing healthier looking skin. The procedure also promotes the production of natural collagen and other viable substances that nourishes and clears the skin. It helps to treat daily skin build up, fine lines and wrinkle and acne & acne scars.
How is microdermabrasion performed?
Before the procedure, the skin is prepped with deep cleansing. The practitioner then applies the microcrystals on the skin that exfoliates it. This process is accompanied with a mild suction that clears up all the dead skin cells as well as the debris build up. As soon as the treatment is complete, the skin looks smoother and feels softer and clearer.
What skin conditions can be treated with Microdermabrasion?
The procedure can help a range of skin conditions and can be characterized as one of the best treatments for almost all skin conditions. Microdermabrasion can help:
- Acne & Acne scars
- Skin tightening & brightening
- Wrinkles & Fine lines
- Age spots
Is Microdermabrasion painful?
As the skin treatment is limited to the outermost layer of skin and is non-invasive, it can easily be said that it is not painful. However, for some the procedure, there might be an uncomfortable sensation as the procedure warms up the skin due to coarse microcrystals rubbing on to the skin during the exfoliation. This is why the use of a gentle moisturizer is advised after the whole process.
Am I a good candidate for Microdermabrasion?
If you have any of the following skin or health condition, you might not be a good candidate for microdermabrasion:
- Active Acne
- Any auto immune system disorder
- Recently had any other skin treatment done like Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, Botox, etc.
Risks & side effects of Microdermabrasion
Other than slight irritation or redness, there are no severe or permanent reactions that occur because of microdermabrasion.