What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation procedure which smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, improves the appearance of scars, reduces the size of pore, and helps improve age and sun spots. It can be described as an intense mechanical exfoliation treatment which removes the top layer of the skin.
How Does It Work?
A controlled spray of very fine aluminum oxide is applied to the surface of the skin, removing the upper layer of the epidermis. While emitting the spray, the device simultaneously works to clear excess oxide crystals and the skinís cellular debris. This process helps the skin cells to stimulate new collagen, resulting in increased skin firmness and tone, revealing a fresh youthful looking face.
What To Expect After Treatment?
There is no downtime involved with this procedure, though microdermabrasion patients are asked to wear sunscreen after treatment, as skin will be extra sensitive to light. Immediately following treatment, the skin will have a slightly pink hue, creating a fresh look. Self-conscious patients can easily camouflage the redness with makeup. Skin imperfections are diminished and the skin seems softer and rejuvenated. The best results come to patients who continue a series of microdermabrasion treatments over time.
Is MicroDermabrasion similar to a chemical peel?
Yes, both treatments rid the skin of the top layer of cells. MicroDermabrasion is done by physical means while a peel uses chemicals to remove surface cells.
Will Microdermabrasion treatments give an improvement in the skin texture?
Yes, a series of treatments will make the skin smoother, softer, and with less fine wrinkles.
How many treatments are needed?
To obtain optimal results, a series of 6 rejuvenating treatments spaced 1 week apart is recommended. Continued improvement is best achieved with maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.