How Does Microdermabrasion Help To Keep Your Skin Shining?
As the name suggests, microdermabrasion is similar to dermabrasion. The only difference is that the latter can remove deep scars, while microdermabrasion is only capable of removing some uneven skin colors, superficial hyper pigmentation, dead skin cells, and fine facial lines. You can also expect softening of acne scars and opening of blackheads which make your skin healthy and fresh. But microdermabrasion cannot remove any deep skin damage.
This cosmetic procedure is used to remove the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin – epidermis. It uses very tiny particles of aluminum oxide to abrade or remove your skin which then gives it a new glow. These tiny particles brush away the dead skin layer on top of the skin. This process is painless and lasts for about half an hour. It can be either performed by doctors or at beauty salons. Doctors typically use high power machines which give a deeper effect as compared to the machines used at salons. During the process, you will feel the particles touching your skin and once the process is complete, the particles will be collected by vacuum.
You should also see to it that the particles are never reused on your skin and ask about the inhalation possibility of aluminum oxide crystals.But before going for microdermabrasion, you must check with your doctor about your medical history. If you have keloid forming skin, ice-pick acne scars, actinic keratoses or skin cancers, then you should not go for this process.
As far as the effect of microdermabrasion goes, you should not expect any miraculous or immediate results. You will need to go for sittings for many weeks. Combined with topical therapy of retinoids with other skin treatment molecules, prescribed by your doctor, you may expect a new glow to your skin, with some fine lines disappearing and some smoothening of superficial scars.
Apart from getting microdermabrasion done by doctors or at beauty salons, now there are machines available to perform this procedure at your home. Even at home, each treatment should last for 30 minutes and you should perform it every week till you get the desired results.