Do you ever look at your reflection in the mirror and wish that you had a more even skin tone? If so, you may want to consider microdermabrasion. It seems that new anti-ageing treatments hit the market everyday promising the consumer the sun, the moon, and the stars. Some make good on their promises while others fall short. It can be overwhelming and confusing to stay on top of the trends and know which treatments deliver the best results. Microdermabrasion procedures have stood the test of time and continue to be one of the most sought out exfoliation treatments that make one’s complexion appear smoother, brighter, and more even in color.
There are many origins of microdermabrasion that cycle back as far as Ancient Egyptians. Egyptian doctors would use sandpaper to smooth out and soften the appearance of scars. The modern day microdermabrasion was created in Italy by accident when a “collection” device would collect discarded cells that could otherwise be inhaled by physicians. It was also discovered to address other issues that were found with standard dermabrasion techniques. It was determined to cause less pain and at the same time was more effective. This new and improved microdermabrasion treatment gained popularity for being safe and effective with little if any recovery time.
So, what exactly is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a procedure used to thoroughly exfoliate the skin. It can be performed by both aestheticians and dermatologists alike. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses no chemicals and tiny crystals to not only exfoliate but to remove the top superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. While it may sound painful, it is actually one of the gentlest anti-aging treatments around today.
The treatment is simple and straightforward and essentially works in two parts with different functions. The first step uses a machine that utilizes crystals, most commonly aluminum oxide crystals, to exfoliate the surface of the skin and the second step uses a vacuum to suck the removed skin cells and debris away. Other microdermabrasion machines use a diamond tipped hand piece that mechanically exfoliates the skin and uses the same type of suction system to vacuum the exfoliated particles away. Crystal machines use a compressor that draw in air through a hand held device or wand. When the device touches the skin, a vacuum is created. In many microdermabrasion devices, the suction pressure can be adjusted to suit client sensitivity. It does not require medications or numbing agents prior to treatment.
The microdermabrasion procedure is quick, lasting anywhere from 15-30 minutes. The procedure may take slightly longer if one is wanting other body parts done such as the neck, the hands, or the feet. While the treatment is relatively fast, the results are beneficial and lasting. How many treatments one will need depends on what the end goal is. One treatment will leave your skin looking brighter and feeling soft while multiple treatments will improve specific skin problems. While one will typically see and feel the benefits after a single treatment, a series of 6-10 scheduled 7-14 days apart are typically recommended.
Because microdermabrasion works on the surface of the skin, there are minimal issues in term of side effects. After a treatment, it is normal for the skin to appear slightly pink, but will fade within a few hours. Some people have reported to have felt like they had a minor sunburn the day after a treatment but this should not be painful or noticable. The fact that this treatment is quick and has no side effects is one of the reasons it is so popular. A microdermabrasion can be performed on one’s lunch break which is an added bonus to all of the benefits.
Additional Benefits of Microdermabrasion:
Improves the of efficiency of skin products
Fast and simple procedure
No possible complications or side effects
Diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars
Stimulates blood flow, which increases the nutrition delivered to skin cells. This improves cell production, which improves the skin’s elasticity and texture
There are over 100 microdermabrasion machines on the market but they all have the same basic design, to exfoliate and suck up dead skin cells.
Removing dead skin using this procedure can aid in the penetration of products by up to 50%.
Many people choose microdermabrasion over chemical peels and laser treatment because it is safer and more cost effective.
The best results are usually seen by people in the early stages of ageing between 35-50.
It is not recommended if you have conditions such as rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, sunburn, herpes, open sores, or widespread acne.
Skin will be more sensitive to sunlight after the procedure so a good sunscreen is crucial.
At dermani MEDSPA®, we are committed to staying current with the latest skin-care trends and procedures, while at the same time continue to offer classic treatments that stand firm and deliver results in the anti-aging market. If you are interested in getting more facts and information on microdermabrasion, call us today to schedule your free consultation at 770-212-2242 or go online to dermanimedspa.com