Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that removes the uppermost damaged skin layers, which will improve the texture and quality of the skin and trigger the growth of new youthful-looking skin.
Microdermabrasion is perfect for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and it can also help to fade any age spots or hyperpigmentation, as well as any mild scarring or acne. By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, microdermabrasion can make your complexion look brighter and fresher, and if you have uneven skin tone, the treatment will help to create a more even tone.
Microdermabrasion can banish common skin problems such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation
- Clogged pores
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damaged skin
- Age spots
- Uneven skin texture
- Dry skin
- Post-acne scars
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure, which exfoliates the skin taking away the top layer. Approximately six treatments spaced four weeks apart are usually necessary to get great results.
People often ask questions about microdermabrasion treatment;
How does this treatment work?
After cleansing the skin to remove any oil or dirt, a light mist of crystals will gently and painlessly dislodge dead and dull cells from the upper layer of the skin. A vacuum suction simultaneously removes the crystals and dead, dull cells, resulting in polished smooth and glowing skin.
Does microdermabrasion work on wrinkles?
Microdermabrasion works on fine wrinkles. It evens out the skin’s texture through abrasion of the top layer of skin. The effect is a reduction or even total removal of superficial wrinkles.
Can it help to treat scarring?
Treatment will even out the skin texture and help to remove superficial scarring by removing the top layer of skin, however, deeper scars will need more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peeling or laser facial resurfacing.
How safe is microdermabrasion if you have eczema?
You shouldn’t use this treatment if you suffer from eczema, as the procedure is somewhat abrasive and can make this condition worse. This applies if you are using microdermabrasion at home as well, despite its mild effect.
Can you have this treatment if you have rosacea?
No. The exfoliation process will worsen the redness, itchiness and flaking symptoms of rosacea. However, there are other cosmetic treatments available for rosacea.
Is the treatment painful?
There’s no pain during a microdermabrasion treatment, although you might feel some slight tickling or tingling when the crystals make contact with the skin. There will be some slight redness after the procedure for about twenty-four hours.
Microdermabrasion takes no more than twenty to thirty minutes and can successfully be used on the face, as well as the body, neck, chest, back and hands. One major advantage is that it only removes the top layer of skin, which is why it’s considered the least invasive cosmetic procedure. It doesn’t need anaesthetic and has almost no down time after treatment. All skin types can have this treatment without any risks or side effects.