What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical technique of removing tiny granules and dead skin cells that may have built up from over the years leaving skin feeling rejuvenated, clearer and refreshed. With a vacuum and pressurize machine, this facial treatment gets rid of old skin cells by washing them with micro crystals. It works on all skin types and colours, leaving no physical scars or change in skin coloration.
How it Works
With an abrasion tool, microdermabrasion takes place on the stratum corneum, or surface layer of the skin. By getting rid of excess layers, removal of oily substances under the pores, it enhances your skin to be able to absorb nutrients more effectively. Any deeper and it would be painful and detrimental. With only slight discomfort that may be experienced, your doctor can readjust the machine to your preference, should you request for it.
Microdermabrasion takes place on the outer layer (Taken from How Stuff Works)
Microdermabrasion vs Plastic Surgery
As a more economical and safer alternative to potentially harmful medical procedures such as plastic surgery, the treatment of Botox and the severe side effects that may follow, microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and painless method that leaves skin feeling rejuvenated.
Potential Side Effects of Microdermabrasion
Clients who go through this particular treatment may have a slight pinkish colouration on their skin that will fade away within a day. With no invasive surgery methods or temporary numbness, microdermabrasion is a viable alternative for those who don’t want to go under the knife for fear of the pain that may follow from such facial procedures.
What Does Microdermabrasion Cover?
- Damaged skin from prolonged sun exposure.
- Acne scars.
- Blackheads and whiteheads.
- Gets rid of oil build up from pores.
- Better skin tone.
- Leaves skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
- Results are immediate.
- Discomfort is minimal at best.
- No anaesthesia is required.
- A more viable alternative to other methods.
- Quick and painless procedure.
How Quick are the Results?
Skin will look better, less tired, and the occurrences of blackheads will also be considerably lessened upon the first treatment of microdermabrasion. Additional follow up treatments may be recommended for those who exhibit severe cases of acne and aging on their skin.
- Do not engage in an form of exercise that may cause you to sweat profusely for a day.
- No tanning should be done upon completion of the treatment.
- Use a sunscreen (at least Sun Protection Factor 20) when exposed to direct sunlight.
- Retinol usage should be stopped after 3 days of the treatment, unless told otherwise.
Consult and Seek Advice from a Professional
Before seeking microdermabrasion treatment, talk with your doctor who will be doing the procedure, and ask any questions or inquiries that you might have. Also ask someone who may have gone through the facial treatment as their experiences and feedback could be invaluable upon making your decision. If you have a history of inflammatory acne, any cuts or sores, it would be best not to go through this particular treatment until you have recovered. Microdermabrasion may sound like an overly complicated and confusing, but it is actually very simple and a painless ordeal.