After a Microdermabrasion treatment, the result is a rejuvenated appearance, smoother skin, and a more even and brighter complexion.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Put simply, Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to exfoliate the top layers of the skin. This process uses fine crystals or a diamond tipped tool to remove dead skin cells which are simultaneously vacuumed up with the apparatus.
This treatment method is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including early sun damage, age spots, fine lines, mild acne marks, and blemishes.
Microdermabrasion can be done on many areas of the body, and some people have it done on their hands, their back, and the neck. Not surprisingly however, the majority of treatments using this technique are done on the face.
Additional Benefits from Microdermabrasion
Besides the conditions listed above, there are many other reasons to have this treatment. One great advantage is that once the dead skin cells and debris are removed from the epidermis, moisturizers will be able penetrate further into layers of the skin. The result is a more effective moisturizer which helps to rejuvenate the skin even further.
If you have clogged pores, this process can help to clear them out, which will make blackheads and whiteheads appear less often afterward. Microdermabrasion has also been known to help increase collagen production, which has tremendous benefits for enhancing the appearance of skin. No matter what skin type or pigmentation level that a patient has, they can enhance their appearance using this procedure.
As this process is non-invasive, anesthesia is unnecessary which means that the patient does not have to endure much discomfort during the procedure. The side effects following this treatment are minimal, so new patients can rest easy.
After the procedure, skin will typically be slightly pink for the following several hours, but it goes away very quickly. Skin will also be more sensitive immediately afterwards, so be sure to be careful to avoid direct sunlight, and don’t forget to use sunscreen in the days following. Your skin may also have a slightly tight sensation for a brief time. You will receive instructions from the practitioner about proper skin care after microdermabrasion. Follow these instructions carefully to gain the most from your treatment.
Results and Follow Ups
The results of the treatment will be noticeable immediately, but to gain the maximum benefit from the process, the patient should return every 3 or 4 weeks. Depending on the type of issues that the patient is experiencing, it could be anywhere from 5 to 12 treatments to rejuvenate the skin as much as possible. After this, the patient can return to the clinic periodically in order to maintain the benefits from microdermabrasion.
For people who are seeking to improve their complexion, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and to have a more youthful and brighter appearance, microdermabrasion is a great non-invasive option. If you have any of these issues that you feel could be helped by these treatments, seek out a licensed practitioner who’s received microdermabrasion training and make an appointment.