Microdermabrasion, also known as microderm, is a remarkable skin exfoliating treatment that can benefit the skin in multiple ways. It can soften fine lines and wrinkles, smooth coarse textured skin, decrease the appearance of scarring, minimize pore size and reduce hyperactive pigmentation and age spots.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny diamonds, crystals and sand grains to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and build collagen that gives the skin its youthful appearance.
This is a highly popular skin treatment amongst celebrities like Madonna and Kate Winslet so you can witness its amazing effects. Microderm uses an expensive hand-held device to rejuvenate the skin and is therefore not a cheap procedure- but the cost is justified, as the results are amazing
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can help you achieve dramatic results but the dermatologist you choose for this treatment also highly matters. A series of treatments can produce the best results. Six sessions about 10 to 14 days apart are optimal to see the best results.
Another great benefit of this treatment is that there is no down time making it a “lunchtime peel”
Since the outer protective layers have been taken off after treatment it is important to avoid the sun and take some rest like not doing vigorous exercise. Wearing a gentle sunscreen even if it’s a cloudy day can immensely help with the recovery process.
How Microdermabrasion Works
The microdermabrasion device consists of a compressor that pulls in air through a hand-held stick. When this stick touches the skin, a vacuum is created. This device consists of aluminum oxide crystals to blast across the skin’s surface, picking up dead skin cells. The crystals and dead skin cells are speedily sucked in through a different tube in the same wand and are disposed into a bag.
Microdermabrasion is not a painful procedure however; you may feel slight discomfort around the sensitive tissue of the mouth and nose. Your doctor or cosmetic surgeon would check with you to gauge your comfort level and treat you accordingly. If you feel that the pain is high then a topical anesthetic can be applied.
It is very important that you consult a certified, skilled and qualified cosmetic surgeon for this treatment as many unlicensed spas are also providing this treatment without doing any skin tests. Only then can you achieve the best results. The skin is the most prominent feature of your skin hence it should be taken seriously.