Is it cure? Is it a miracle? Is it plastic surgery? Microdermabrasion is an office procedure that skin procedure for those with mild acne, pock marks, discoloration, and superficial acne scars. With no side effects and little downtime, microdermabrasion brightens and tightens skin without the chemical peeling and resurfacing processes in surgical dermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is available to those between the ages of 12 and 65. Children under 12 require the care of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, and those over 70 may bruise their thinner skin.
Doctors and doctors of dermatology can perform microdermabrasion, as can plastic surgeons. But, it can also be performed by a trained physician’s assistant, nurse, aesthetician, or skin spa. The treatment should be administered by an experienced certified practitioner.
Clients are advised to discontinue retinoids, alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide for at least two days
Microdermabrasion is basically a process of exfoliation. The procedure is non-invasive with little risk of infection. Candidates need only remove makeup before or when reporting for the treatment.before treatment. They should also avoid waxing, tweezing, facials, and electrolysis as well as laser, BOTOX, or collagen treatments for seven days in advance.
The provider will explain the procedure and demonstrate the tools involved. The treatment removes dead surface skin cells with a machine that sandblasts the skin to initiate cellular rejuvenation. A machine uses a wand directed at the skin surface in one of two methods.
There is little pain and no anesthesia. The slow thorough treatment takes between 30 minutes and an hour. And, skin is fresh and glowing immediately after the treatment, ready to apply moisture and light makeup before returning to work or the daily routine.
Microdermabrasion treats the surface of the skin with the the procedure removing dead skin cells, stimulating circulation, and revitalizing collagen.Treatments reduce sun damage and aging, wrinkles and fine lines, as well as some acne conditions and scarring. The most obvious changes are found in skin elasticity and glow. But, results can depend on the frequency of treatments, the spray level, or the coarseness of the diamond tip.
The “new” skin requires sunscreen, moisturizer, and a facial regimen that avoids harsh chemicals and perfumes for the ten or so days it takes for the skin to healed fully.
The specialist will provide complete directions on home care and follow-up. Microdermabrasion does not irritate like dermabrasion or chemical-peels. It does not require the same recovery time, and these benefits and its moderate price may explain its wide spread popularity.