No matter how well you take care of your skin, exposure to the elements, stress, age and lifestyle all take their toll and can leave you looking less than your best.
But now there’s a treatment that can deliver a youthful glow and help you to look full of health and radiance: microdermabrasion.
A gentle treatment that’s effective yet suitable for all, here’s the essential guide to microdermabrasion and what you can expect.
One of the biggest benefits to microdermabrasion is the fact that there’s no risky anesthetic required and no surgery, yet the transformation can still be dramatic.
The system works by using micro crystals combined with a vacuum to stimulate blood circulation in the chosen area. The crystals are jetted across the skin stripping away the dead surface layer which is then removed along with the used crystals. The skin is passed over with the crystals between two and four times, depending on the area being treated.
Microdermabrasion isn’t harsh like a chemical peel and you won’t even need a numbing cream during the process.
Does it Work?
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that’s so gentle it can be used by even individuals with sensitive skin but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver impressive results.
The treatment can be used for a range of different skin problems so the result you get depends on whether there was a particular issue you were trying to target.
However, as a general overview, skin will feel softer, and with a healthy glow; grey, sallow colour will be eradicated. it can also help to even out skin tone, smooth fine wrinkles and help with acne scarring too.
Because it works directly on blitzing the surface, you’ll see a fresher, smoother skin emerge without any of the dreaded flaws. And it doesn’t just remove the dead skin; the process of microdermabrasion also stimulates the production of collagen within the body’s own cells, making your skin look plumper and younger too.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Some people notice their skin goes slightly pink after the treatment; this may last anything from a few minutes to several hours.
However, microdermabrasion is used by dermatologists as well as aestheticians and it’s widely regarded as one of the best tolerated processes. It’s suitable even for delicate skin and other than a bit of moisturiser, there’s no complicated post-procedure regiments that you’ll need to follow.
You could also notice that your skin is a bit more sensitive in the sun for a few days, but this is a temporary effect and will pass
Microdermabrasion is offered in many aesthetics clinics, and is also used by dermatologists when combined with other treatments for deeper skin problems. Quick and painless, microdermabrasion offers an instant pick-me-up for the skin, giving you an inner glow that lasts.