What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an effective, non-surgical way to get rid of acne scars, fine wrinkles and sunspots by exfoliating the top layers of the skin. No chemicals are used, only aluminium oxide micro crystals that gently sandblasts your skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen production, helping your skin rejuvenate faster than normal.
What Does Microdermabrasion Involve?
Your skin is first cleansed and prepped. The therapist then starts the microdermabrasion procedure using a hand-held device. The aluminium oxide micro crystal flow is sandblasted through a small tube pressed against the skin. The tube also vacuums back dead skin cells and used micro crystals.
The crystal flow starts as soon as the microdermabrasion wand touches your skin creating suction on the skin. The therapist slowly moves the wand across your entire face and not just on treated areas, so that you don't experience inconsistence in skin texture or colour. The movements during treatment will also aid in lymphatic drainage of fluid beneath the skin. After microdermabrasion, your skin is soothed with a special nourishing sun blocking cream, allowing you to go back to your daily routine immediately after treatment.
Is Aluminium Oxide Safe?
Aluminium oxide crystals are perfectly safe and non-toxic if ingested. They don't cause adverse skin reactions and they are not carcinogen. The special wands in microdermabrasion machines used in skin care clinics are designed to vacuum back all micro crystals released during microdermabrasion.
Where Is Microdermabrasion Performed?
Beauty specialists are now specially trained to perform microdermabrasion. Allowing these treatments to be available in beauty salons, spas, dermatology and skin care clinics. Either way, you should consult a professionally trained therapist to help you decide if microdermabrasion is suitable for you
How Much Time Does Microdermabrasion Require?
A typical microdermabrasion face treatment takes between 20 and 30 minutes. However, if you want your neck or other parts of the body treated, it may last up to an hour. Also called the lunchtime peel and has no downtime. You can return to work the minute you leave your skin care clinic. If your skin looks reddish, like after mild sunburn, you can cover it up with some light make-up.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Depending on your skin concerns, For best results most therapist suggest 6 to 10 microdermabrasion treatments, scheduled around two weeks apart, so the skin has time to recover between sessions. Your skin will look and feel cleaner, healthier and will glow with vitality just after the first treatment. Major changes are obvious after the fifth session (like reduction of wrinkles, pigmentation and scars). After a complete series of microdermabrasion treatments, you may want to keep your skin looking smooth and younger by scheduling a microdermabrasion maintenance session once every 6 – 8 weeks. Using appropriate skin care products recommended by your professionally trained therapist, will also aid in the improvements and appearance of your skin.