Do you ever look in the mirror and wish that your face had a more even skin tone? If you answered yes, you may want to consider Microdermabrasion. Because it gently sloughs away dead surface skin cells and creates a smoother, softer appearance. The skin may become noticeably smoother even after one treatment and better absorb moisturizers. People choose Microdermabrasion for different reasons, but generally it’s used for improving the look of your skin, tackling sun damage, ageing, acne scarring and any other skin concerns.
Microdermabrasion was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1996. Since then, hundreds of Microdermabrasion devices have been produced.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is very popular, machine-assisted skin-exfoliating skin treatments, that use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer, and has many benefits. It works on just the surface layers of the skin, so Microdermabrasion isn’t painful.
Who is Eligible for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors. Microdermabrasion appeals to many patients. They like that they can see more youthful skin without having downtime. People might choose to get the procedure if they have the following skin concerns:
- Dull-looking skin complexion.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Uneven skin tone or texture.
- Hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots.
- Dark spots that can appear when acne starts to clear.
- Enlarged pores and blackheads.
- Stretch marks.
- Sun damage.
Most people request Microdermabrasion to rejuvenate the complexion of the face and neck, but a specialist can perform the procedure on any area of skin. Microdermabrasion may be a good treatment option for patients with superficial skin problems and busy lifestyles who are looking for minimal benefits with virtually no side effects or downtime.
Types of Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a professional procedure that commonly performed by dermatologists and estheticians. There are three main types of Microdermabrasion procedures are:
- Crystal Microdermabrasion
- Diamond Microdermabrasion.
- Hydra Microdermabrasion
All treatments are used to exfoliate the skin thoroughly. Just one Microdermabrasion treatment leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant.
The most popular of the above three types is the Diamond Microdermabrasion method.
A Diamond Peel is a crystal-free microdermabrasion. During this procedure, a state-of-the-art diamond tipped hand piece will be used to gently remove the dead cells and debris on the outer layer of your skin, leaving smoother, cleaner, brighter skin.
Fountain Spa offers Diamond Microdermabrasion to anyone who wants to improve specific skin conditions and rejuvenate the overall health and appearance of their skin.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
The actual Microdermabrasion procedure is quick and should not be painful. This is an in-office procedure that usually takes about an hour. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) estimate that it takes 30 – 40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck.
Many salons, day spas, and medi-spas will also incorporate Microdermabrasion into a complete facial treatment. In this case, your technician will lead you to the treatment room, where you’ll change into a gown and lie down on the bed. You’ll also be treated to a mask and facial massage. For this, expect to spend about 60 to 90 minutes in the treatment chair.
People can have treatments weekly, every 2 weeks, or monthly, depending on their skin type and the reason for treatment.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion:
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure. The aim is to make a person’s complexion more even and smooth in texture and color. This is actually a non-invasive treatment that improves the appearance of the skin by removing dead cells from its surface with no numbing and little-to-no downtime.
Here are the best reasons why Microdermabrasion could be the right choice for you:
- Improves the skin’s texture and fine lines.
- Reduces scars and pigmentation .
- Reduce age spots, congestion and wrinkles.
- Non-invasive and Painless Treatment.
- It usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes.
- Microdermabrasion should not cause any skin color changes or scarring.
- There are no specific age or sex restrictions, typically children over age 12 up to adults age 65 can get Microdermabrasion.
- Microdermabrasion may help stimulate the production of collagen, thereby helping skin rejuvenation.
- Microdermabrasion may be very useful for people with active acne, mild acne discoloration, pick marks, and very superficial or raised acne scars.
- It’s not necessary to use anesthesia or a numbing agent for Microdermabrasion.
- You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure.
There is little to no downtime after Microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately.
What to consider before you have Microdermabrasion :
- Microdermabrasion may also not be suitable for everyone.
- Microdermabrasion can be expensive and has its limitations.
- Check the person doing the procedure is on a registered, experienced and suitably qualified practitioner.
- Avoid practitioners who have only completed a short training course.
Microdermabrasion has some side effects:
- Skin swelling.
- Skin redness, similar to sunburn.
- Skin can bruise, burn, sting, or become extremely sensitive to sunlight.
- Tend to be short-lived.
- Skin may be pink or red and slightly swollen.
- Dry or flaking skin.
- Mild abrasions.
- A recurrence of cold sores.
After the procedure, use sun protection. This will help to ensure the best results and reduce the risk of side effects.
Microdermabrasion is not suitable for people with, bleeding disorders, open sores, warts or sunburn, or those who develop keloid scars should avoid the technique.
If you’re not happy with the results of Microdermabrasion or you have problems, contact the clinic where you were treated.