Microdermabrasion is a type of cosmetic treatment that utilizes a mechanical apparatus to exfoliate the skin. The apparatus removes the outer layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. The exfoliation material is either made from diamond flakes or crystals. The procedure is meant to improve the skin tone, banish fine lines and restore skin luminosity. Microdermabrasion is suitable for individuals who want to bring life back to the skin without using invasive and time-intensive treatments such as laser treatments or chemical peels.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Although microdermabrasion is not 100% pain-free, it’s less painful than invasive treatments. Most patients experience mild stinging from the gliding action of the microdermabrasion machine. The experience is very similar to getting a face massage. The hand-held device vibrates as it is smooth over the skin. There will be mild scratching and the skin will turn red, sensitive or slightly swollen after treatment. However, the discomfort should subside after a day or two. Your dermatologist can provide a cream to soothe inflammation and bring redness down.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment. It does not require anesthesia or specialized procedures to get it done. A practitioner will slough off dead skin cells using a hand-held device that sucks the skin or a diamond-tipped wand. Both procedures yield the same results: baby soft, smooth skin. The epidermis is not abraded or wounded in any way. There is no downtime because the treatment is mild on the skin. In fact, you can go back to your normal activities after a treatment.
Quick and Easy
An average treatment lasts less than an hour, making it one of the quickest derma treatments for skin rejuvenation. Usually, treating the face takes around 30 minutes while treatment for the neck lasts about 20minutes. According to the Academy of Dermatology, it will take several sessions to achieve the desired results. However, there are cases wherein patients only required two sessions done in the same month to achieve optimal results. To prolong the effects of microdermabrasion, you can go through monthly maintenance treatments, which are even quicker than the actual dermabrasion.
Proven Safe and Effective
As long as you are getting dermabrasion done by a certified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, this treatment is proven safe and effective in refreshing the skin. In fact, microdermabrasion done in a clinic is safer than using home microdermabrasion kits. At-home treatments are more harmful to the skin because they are not carried out by a skilled practitioner. We highly recommend seeking the service of a qualified professional to achieve the best results and avoid complications from microdermabrasion.
Suitable for All Skin Types
Microdermabrasion does not discriminate. It is suitable for oily skin, dry skin, and aging skin. It will address various skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, sun damage, photo-aging, fine lines and premature aging. It can also make acne scars less noticeable.
According to Mayo Clinic, this treatment is also suitable for patients with blemished skin. Just a single treatment is enough to rejuvenate skin that’s why most patients have it done a few days before a special occasion.