If you have heard about microdermabrasion and are eager to enjoy its benefits but not sure what it is, Earth’s Wisdom would like to share with you the information about this procedure.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure for renewing overall skin texture and tone. It’s done to improve skin that has undergone acne scarring, wrinkles, sun damage, melasma, age spots, fine lines or any other skin-related problems.
A special applicator is used during the procedure that has an abrasive surface that gently sands away the thicker outer layer of the skin and rejuvenates it.
In a variation of microdermabrasion, fine particles of sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide are sprayed over the skin with a vacuum or suction to achieve the same results as the applicator having an abrasive surface.
The beauty of the procedure is that it suits most skin types and colors.
Microdermabrasion takes around an hour and is an in-office procedure. It’s typically done by an authorized skincare professional with or without the monitoring of a healthcare provider. This will be decided based on the state in which you live. The procedure doesn’t need the use of anesthesia.
The patient is seated in a reclining chair and the provider uses a handheld device to spray the particles gently or sand away the outermost skin layer in targeted areas. After the procedure is done, a sunscreen as well as moisturizer is applied to the patient’s skin.
Microdermabrasion can fall under a few different categories depending on the particular device used.
A diamond-tip hand piece is meant to exfoliate dead cells of skin gently and suction them off at the same time. The pressure applied on the handpiece and the time for which the suction is left on the skin decide the depth of the abrasion. This kind of microdermabrasion is typically used for skin of more sensitive facial sections such as around eyes.
In this type of microdermabrasion, a crystal-emitting handpiece is used to spray fine crystals gently that rub away the outermost layers of the skin. In this procedure too, the dead skin cells are immediately suctioned off. The crystals used are usually sodium bicarbonate and aluminum oxide.
This is a newer technique and involves a combination of dermal infusion of products along with crystal-free exfoliation at the same time. The entire procedure stimulates the production of collagen and improves blood flow to your skin.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure and you have to do a very little preparation for it.
But you’ll have to first find out if the procedure is right for you by discussing with a skincare professional. Don’t forget to share everything about your past surgeries and procedures, and also allergies, any other medical conditions etc.
The professional will probably advise you to avoid tanning creams, sun exposure and waxing for around a week before the procedure. He may also advise you to stop the usage of exfoliating masks and creams for around three days before the treatment.
You should of course remove any makeup and cleanse your face thoroughly before the procedure.
Microdermabrasion has little to no downtime. Thus, you can start your work and other activities immediately after the procedure.
Make sure you keep your skin appropriately hydrated and use skincare products that are soft to your skin. Never use topical acne medications for minimum one day after the procedure. It’s a must to protect your skin with sunscreen. Remember that your skin may become more sensitive to the sun within some weeks after the procedure.
You will be encouraged to see noticeable results right after the treatment. Depending upon the severity of your skin conditions and also upon your expectations, the number of microdermabrasion sessions will be decided.
So, are you ready to get your skin rejuvenated with microdermabrasion?
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