Microdermabrasion is one recent skincare treatment that has become an instant hit amongst the mainstream. Regularly used by celebrities such as Madonna, Demi Moore and Nicole Kidman, you can witness its remarkable results.
Microdermabrasion is also known as an “instant facelift” without the invasiveness, long recovery period, risk of complication and high costs of a surgical face or neck lift. It is also a substitute for chemical peels, and botox injections. More and more men are also trying it and enjoying its many skin rejuvenation benefits.
So many people wonder what exactly microdermabrasion is and how it works. Does it carry any risk, whether they are a good candidate for this treatment and what does it to the skin?
Microdermabrasion uses tiny diamonds, crystals and tough grains to gently scrape off the top damaged layer of skin. It is similar to skin exfoliation such as a home scrub that rubs tiny grains on the skin’s surface. It can be used on multiple areas of the body including the face, neck, arms, hands and chest.
Microdermabrasion is the top preference of many celebrities of today as it is a less aggressive approach than dermabrasion, which is a surgical scraping of the skin to treat scars and saggy skin. The results of microdermabrasion are the same without the invasive nature, bleeding and slow recovery period of dermabrasion.
Some frequently asked questions about microdermabrasion are the following:
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that aims to refresh and revitalize the skin. It uses a lightly abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thick and uneven epidermis. Microdermabrasion is like a fine sand blaster that uses micro particles and a diamond tipped wand to peel off the top layer of the skin and stimulate new skin growth. Microdermabrasion also enables and thickens collagen production which results in a smooth, youthful and fresh complexion.
What can Microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion is a multi-faceted treatment that helps in treating discoloration, sagginess, light scarring, sun damage, pigmentation, uneven complexion, acne scars and even stretch marks.
Is Microdermabrasion Painful?
No, microdermabrasion is not painful because it uses very tiny crystals and grains to gently, exfoliate the skin, microdermabrasion does not involve surgery like in the case of dermabrasion hence does not cause any lingering discomfort. The sensation felt in microdermabrasion is a mild warming or tingling feeling that may even feel deeply soothing to some patients.