Microdermabrasion is one of those facial therapies that you’ve probably heard about but you don’t know much what is it exactly and you have lots of questions about it.
Some people swear by it, and you’ve seen it listed on a spa’s menu while you were searching, but you still don’t know if this therapy good for your skin type.
Let’s dive in and get answers to all your questions.
Microdermabrasion treatment which uses a minimally invasive procedure to gently sand your skin that helps to remove the thicker and uneven outer layer of your skin. This is a less aggressive technique than dermabrasion and after the treatment, your skin will look brighter and softer.
When the top layer of your skin is removed, your body will interpret it as an injury. During the therapy, the cells of the lost skin will quickly renew with healthy ones and the entire procedure takes only 30 minutes on the face.
The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface that has fine crystals or a diamond tip, and gently sand away the loose skin cells from your skin to rejuvenate it. You also can buy a special device and do the treatment for yourself at home.
It all depends on how many treatment sessions you have, but you’ll definitely experience the changes the texture, clarity and elasticity of your skin. Most of dermatologists recommend repeating the sessions in every four weeks. Usually, the best results can be noticed between 35 and 50 years old people.
Definitely yes. Like most of the facial treatments that penetrate the skin, the procedure will be done by a professional therapist. Actually, lots of people choose microdermabrasion treatment over laser treatment or chemical peels because it’s usually safer and cheaper.
The procedure doesn’t cause pain but you may experience a little discomfort. At the end of the treatment, your skin will be a little bit red and slightly tender.
Those people who have fine lines, uneven pigmentation or clogged pores will experience the benefits of microdermabrasion treatment.
You’ll notice an immediate improvement in your skin’s tone, texture, and radiance because of the procedure stimulates the blood flow, and it increases the nutrition to delivered into your skin cells. If you have scarring, this procedure also helps to reduce the appearance of the acne scars.
It’s important to know that if you have skin conditions such as eczema, active sunburn, lupus, rosacea, herpes, open sores, widespread acne, fragile capillaries or psoriasis, this treatment is not recommended to you because it can cause further breakouts and more irritation on your skin.
The price of the session is depending on the professional therapist you visit, but it’s usually costs between $199 to $225 per session.
The difference between professional treatment and the at-home procedure is the applicator that a dermatologist use has more power and the penetration is deeper on the skin.
Also, the microdermabrasion home kits have many different forms, such as facial brushes, which usually clean your skin 6 times better than the manual methods.
You can also find a microdermabrasion pen which has a spinning disc with an aluminum oxide crystal tip.
Also very popular the microdermabrasion cloth that helps become softer for most of the skin types.