If your skin doesn’t feel as fresh and bright as it could, microdermabrasion might just be the treatment you’re looking for. This popular treatment is well-known for improving overall skin texture and tone.
As the first point of contact, your skin is susceptible to many forms of damage. That’s why taking excellent care of your skin goes beyond simply washing and moisturizing it. Having a regular skin care routine that includes microdermabrasion can greatly improve your skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that gently sands your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This may seem painful, but microdermabrasion procedures are minimally invasive and do not require anesthesia or a numbing agent.
In general, a special applicator with an abrasive surface gently sands away the outer layer of skin to revitalize it. This works because, as we age, collagen production declines, resulting in looser, uneven skin. Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, resulting in a younger-looking complexion.
Different Ways to Complete the Procedure
This type of procedure typically takes a licensed skincare professional about one hour to complete. There are two main types of microdermabrasion techniques used: crystal and diamond.
Crystal microdermabrasion is the most popular type of microdermabrasion. A crystal-emitting wand is used to gently spray crystals over the skin to rub away its outer layers. At the same time, the crystals and skin particles are suctioned off through the same wand to be discarded.
Diamond microdermabrasion is a bit newer and is popular as a crystal-free microdermabrasion option. It is generally used around more sensitive areas on the face, like close to the eyes.
Rather than using crystals to exfoliate the skin, a diamond-encrusted wand exfoliates dead cells in the skin and suctions them off right away. This procedure tends to be cleaner, as there aren’t any gritty crystals left on the skin.
Effects of Microdermabrasion Treatment
Because microdermabrasion is minimally invasive, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed depends on the condition of your skin and your goals, but noticeable results can be seen immediately following the procedure.
Microdermabrasion is often popular because it:
- Exfoliates the skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Treats acne and acne scars
What to Expect During a Microdermabrasion Consultation
After a microdermabrasion treatment you may experience mild tenderness, swelling, and redness, but this typically goes away a few hours after the treatment is completed. Using a moisturizer may be recommended to minimize dry and flaky skin.
Before you begin any procedure, be sure to discuss your goals and ask questions. It’s important that you inform your doctor about any medical conditions, prescriptions, or allergies that you may have. Some spas may also have you complete an evaluation of your general health and a recommended course of treatment.
Is a Microdermabrasion Treatment Right for You?
Are you ready for a brighter and healthier complexion? Could you benefit from a deep exfoliation that softens and rejuvenates your skin? Do you want to improve the way you look and feel? Then schedule an appointment today!
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