What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that deeply exfoliates and removes the top layer of dead and dull skin cells to reveal a fresh and new skin layer, resulting in younger and smoother skin that you can immediately feel. It is one of the most popular and effective anti-aging treatments for skin rejuvenation. It can remove fine lines and wrinkles, smooth coarsely textured skin, improve the acne scarring, reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation age spots without damaging the skin’s integrity.
The first microdermabrasion machine was made in Italy in 1985. This cosmetic technology was introduced into European markets by the end 1992. The FDA had approved using this machine by the end 1996. Now it is one of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments.
What is Microdermabrasion used for?
It is a safe and easy method to achieve a good result for improving skin quality. The treatment is useful to:
Remove fine lines
Smooth coarsely textured skin
Reduce acne scarring
Treat uneven skin tone
Remove age spots
Lighten Lesions and scars
General rejuvenation of skin
Who are the best candidates for microdermabrasion?
Although microdermabrasion is a very safe skin treatment procedure, it is not suitable for everyone. Certain skin types and conditions can be negatively affected by the treatment. Clients with severe rosacea, active acne, eczema, or dermatitis should not have not right candidates for microdermabrasion treatment.
Is microdermabrasion painful?
This treatment is relatively painless. The microderabrasion procedure uses tiny aluminium oxide crystals to gently exfoliate the skin. It should not be painful or leave the client with any lingering discomfort. However, microdermabrasion may cause a mild warming or tingling sensation that most clients describe positively.
How long will a microdermabrasion treatment session last?
A microdermabsasion treatment typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. Clients should see an improvement in their complexion after a single treatment, but lasting results are only achieved through a series of sessions performed over several weeks.
What are the side effects of microdermabrasion?
Normal side effects are increased skin sensitivity and risk of sunburn. However, these side effects are usually mild and brief. Microdermabrasion risks are minimal, but problems such as infection can occur if the treatment is not properly performed.
Should microdermabrasion only be performed by a physician?
Not necessarily. Mirodermabrasion can be safely performed by a trained aesthetician or registered nurse as well as a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon. However, a physician is more likely to diagnose and care for any skin problems that could be negatively affected by microdermabrasion.
Will microdermabrasion eliminate acne scars?
Microdermabrasion can improve minor acne scars, but it is not intended to completely eliminate deeper scars caused by severe acne.
Will special care be required after a microdermmabrasion treatment?
After microdermabrasion treatment, it is necessary to avoid direct sunlight because the risk of getting sunburn is increased. The microdermabrasion treatment removes the top layer of dead skin cells and exposes the younger skin to sun light. It is very important to use SPF 30+ sunscreen to protect the skin after treatment.