Microdermabrasion would have to be one of the most popular skin treatments in the world, so how exactly does it work for the skin?
Microdermabrasion is one of the more superficial treatments that uses 3 methods simultaneously to help reduce the appearance of blackheads, congestion, acne scarring, superficial pigmentation, fine lines and uneven texture of you skin.
The 3 methods include:
- Mechanical Exfoliation by way of a diamond encrusted tip strategically glided over your skin providing a thorough and strong exfoliation.
- Vacuum Suction that helps to remove dull dead skin cells and increase circulation supporting oxygen and nutrient delivery and accelerated repair.
- Lymphatic Drainage where specific movements are used throughout the treatment with the vacuum to increase the flow and detoxification of your lymphatic system and the removal of waste and toxins.
The treatment will leave your skin feeling smooth, fresh and invigorated!
How many treatments are needed?
As far as how many treatments are needed it does depend on your skin concern and severity of your condition so it does vary from person to person. Microdermabrasion is a fabulous treatment but for more dramatic results combining different modalities and treatments will give you accelerated and prolonged results.
Is there any downtime?
After a microdermabrasion treatment you can usually return to your normal activities after 48hrs which is why it is one of the more popular facial treatments. The most common outcome is a mild flushing, minor flaking and in some cases a mild breakout.
How do I look after my skin post microdermabrasion?
At the top of my list is stay out of the sun, use an SPF daily and avoid extremes of heat or sweating. A super hydrating serum is perfect for post care and don’t overload the skin with heavy moisturisers (its like gluing dead skin cells onto your face!) Also leaving the use of any Vitamin A product out for a few days as they can make the skin photo-sensitive.
Who is a suitable candidate?
Microdermabrasion is perfect for males and females however it’s not recommended for vascular, inflamed or sensitive skins as it can exacerbate these conditions. It’s also a no-no for anyone on medications such as Accutane or prescriptive strength Vitamin A as these make the skin thin and sensitive so microdermabrasion is too aggressive in these situations. That’s why it’s important to have a paramedical skin consultation with a skin expert to determine your suitability.
What does it feel like?
Microdermabrasion is quite a comfortable treatment and for me to describe the sensation would be like an exfoliating scrub combine with a light massage.
Mircodermabraion is a fantastic treatment when performed correctly and leaves your skin much brighter, softer and more vibrant.
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