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Microdermabrasion commonly known as ‘instant face lift’ is one of the modern facial technique causing ripples from Hollywood to mainstream. The facial treatment involves the use of small/tiny rough grains to rub away the outer skin. It can be done as a medical procedure, home therapy using creams and scrubs or salon treatment.
What happens in microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a procedure or treatment carried out on the outer layer of the skin. Basically, the human skin is made up of dermis, epidermis and stratum corneum. Dermis is further down the skin while epidermis is nearer to the skin surface. The outer skin layer is called stratum corneum which protects molecules from getting out of the body and takes all the harsh treatment from the atmosphere.
Microdermabrasion concentrates in removing the outer layer to reveal a fresh new skin layer. The body has a way of rejuvenating and growing back the lost layer. This can be done through use of machine exfoliation treatment, laser resurfacing and chemical peeling. Use of scrub and creams is mild and has to be done repetitively to achieve good results. Microdermabrasion can be carried out on the face, neck, arms, chest and hands.
How long does microdermabrasion procedure take?
Time taken to complete microdermabrasion depends on the type of treatment you are receiving. Most procedures will take between 10-30minutes depending on the surface area receiving treatment.
Most microdermabrasion treatment requires repetitive procedure every week. Most of the treatment requires between 5-9 sessions for desired results.
The end results are a soft radiant skin with improved scaring and less fine lines. This can last for years with maintenance such as sun screen protection.
Benefits of microdermabrasion
- Lessens and control acne breakouts
- Deep cleansing of the skin
- Removes the older outer layer
- Smoothens the skin
- New rejuvenated fresh look
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves the scared areas
Risks of microdermabrasion
The risks depend on an individual response to the treatment. Redness of the skin is experienced which fades away almost instantly. No healing period is required.
Who is needs microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is for those seeking a suppler younger looking skin. This is a good treatment for those contemplating plastic surgeries and has regular cosmetic injections. It is also for people who have acne breakout both adults and children in their puberty.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment suitable for all to remove older skin layer, fine lines and wrinkles. After the treatment, you will enjoy a new look with softer smooth fresh skin.