What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that exfoliates to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis.
Microdermabrasion may be performed to help diminish the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, and photodamage, as well as diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and shallow acne and burn scars.
It will stimulate cells, modify fine expression lines in the forehead and around the mouth,
Another benefit of microdermabrasion is enhanced skin penetration by other skin creams and serums. As a matter of fact, removing dead skin will aid in the penetration of skin care products and medications by up to 10–50%.
The controlled skin exfoliation from microdermabrasion will allow makeup and self tanning products to go on much more smoothly therefore giving you beautiful, healthy, glowing skin!
Most commonly,microdermabrasion uses two parts: an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation.
It is a noninvasive procedure and typically takes an hour or less.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Traditionally, crystal microdermabrasion system contains a pump, a connecting tube, a hand piece, and a vacuum source.
While the pump creates a high–pressure stream of inert crystals, such as aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate, to abrade the skin, the vacuum removes the crystals and exfoliated skin cells.
Alternatively, the inert crystals can be replaced by a roughened surface of the tip in the diamond microdermabrasion system.
Unlike the older crystal microdermabrasion system, the diamond microdermabrasion does not produce particles from crystals that may be inhaled into patients’ nose or blown into the eyes.
Diamond microdermabrasion is regarded as having higher safety for use on areas around the eyes and lips.
The slower the movement of the microdermabrasion handpiece against the skin and the greater the numbers of passes over the skin, the deeper the skin treatment.
What Exactly Happens During A Microdermabrasion Session
Microdermabrasion is a fairly simple, easy, painless, non–invasive, skin rejuvenation process using a combination of a fine abrasive tip or crystals and vacuum suction applied to the skin.
There are no needles or anesthetics required for microdermabrasion. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin.
Microdermabrasion is often compared to the feeling of a cat licking the skin…– a rough but gentle texture.
Typical microdermabrasion sessions can last anywhere from 5–60 minutes. This will be determined with your experienced consultant.
Recovering from Microdermabrasion
Minimal to no recovery time is required after microdermabrasion.
Makeup and non –irritating creams can usually be applied within a few hours or often even right after microdermabrasion.
Since there is an often immediate increased minor skin sensitivity after microdermabrasion, irritating products like glycolic acids, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinoid products or fragranced creams and lotions are typically avoided right after the procedure.
Microdermabrasion treatment carries minimal to very few possible side effects or complications. However, some patients may experience temporary mild dryness, sun sensitivity, and rarely; temporary bruising or scratches in the area of skin treated.
After microdermabrasion, skin will be much more sensitive to sun exposure. It is best to keep out of the sun and wear sunscreen at all times after the procedure.
Will I See Any Difference After One Treatment?
You sure will see a difference!
The powerful suction of the Microdermabrasion crystals removes superficial layers of skin which in turn stimulates the growth and regeneration of new skin.
Because of this very powerful exfoliation and deep cleansing action, the results can be seen immediately.
Immediately after the treatment you may notice that your skin is smoother and that lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and scars are diminished and that the skin looks more vibrant, healthy and glowing!
Book your complimentary consultation today and get started with a beautiful, healthier, glow!
How Often Should I Get Microdermabrasion?
Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30 day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of two – four weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin care creams yield best results.