So what exactly is microdermabrasion? And how does it work for you? For starters, it’s a great alternative to costly and invasive cosmetic procedures like Botox, chemical peels and plastic surgery. It gives your skin a fresh glow by reducing fine lines, acne marks, clogged pores and oily skin. And the best part is it’s painless!
This treatment, also called the lunchtime peel since it takes about 30 minutes, removes dead skin cells through particle resurfacing. You will notice smooth glowing skin instantly after the first session itself. Over time, there will be a marked improvement in fine lines and scars. Microdermabrasion works especially well on acne. In case you’re wondering how come it works on young skin dotted with acne and older skin sketched with wrinkles? It does by simply removing the topmost layer of one’s skin, making it possible to smoothen out wrinkles, scars and other skin imperfections.
What happens is a machine is used to apply tiny rough grains that gradually scrape away the skin’s surface. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, back, feet and hands. This microdermabrasion machine has a compressor and pump that mixes gentle abrasion with suction to remove the skin’s dead cells. This makes the skin regenerate its cells faster leading to a more youthful looking skin.
As you can see the benefits of microdermabrasion are plenty:
• Revitalizes dull skin
• Gives a more even skin tone
• Reduces stretch marks, mild pigmentation, enlarged pores
• Erases acne marks, fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduces the harmful effects of the sun & pollution
• No anesthesia is used
• It works on any skin tone and hardly needs any recovery time
As a matter of fact, unlike other skin procedures, it lets you get back to your routine after one hour.
After the first session you will notice a mild swelling and redness. Depending on your skin type, these effects will wear away after an hour or maximum one day.
You may find your skin peeling after this treatment, that’s why you must always use a sun screen and moisturizer after each session. Actually, it’s best to avoid the sun for at least 24 hours. Since the topmost layer of your skin has been exfoliated, the treated area will be a little sensitive on the first day. But as a trade off, the skin’s texture would have improved and advanced skin care products will be more effective now that they can easily penetrate into the deeper layer of the skin. This will stimulate collagen production over time, giving you a distinctly youthful appearance!
For this treatment to be effective in the long run you will need multiple sessions. Six sessions are recommended every 2 weeks for long lasting results. But doing it in the comfort of your house makes it less daunting. No commuting. No appointment making. No waiting rooms. Just you and your dependable machine! And you won’t be burning a hole in your pocket by paying $75 to $150 for each treatment at a spa or dermatologist’s office!