What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that renews overall skin tone and texture by gently exfoliating the skin's outer layer. It can improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, acne, and other conditions. The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to sand away the thick outer layer of the skin, triggering a wound response and leading to the growth of new skin cells, thicker collagen, and the revelation of newer, undamaged skin.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion:
Exfoliation: Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of dull or damaged skin cells, allowing the skin to reflect more light, revealing smoother and brighter skin.
Reduction of Skin Imperfections: It minimizes the appearance of fine lines, age spots, light scars, and wrinkles, leading to a more even skin tone and texture.
Pore Size Reduction: Microdermabrasion can help shrink pores, leading to a cleaner and smoother complexion.
Stimulates Collagen Production: The procedure stimulates the production of collagen, essential for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.
Improved Skin Tone: It leads to a brighter and more even skin tone, reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Enhanced Skin Smoothness: It results in smoother skin texture, making it feel softer and appear more youthful.
Minimization of Scars: It reduces the visibility of certain types of scars, including acne scars
These benefits collectively contribute to the rejuvenation and improvement of the skin's overall appearance, making microdermabrasion a popular choice for addressing specific skin concerns and achieving a more youthful complexion.
Preparing For Microdermabrasion
Before the treatment, it's important to:
- Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds
- Discontinue any exfoliation
- Stop using certain skincare products
- Refrain from smoking
- Avoid facial treatments like waxing or threading
After the treatment, it's recommended to:
- Wait before applying makeup
- Use high-quality mineral makeup
- Apply sunscreen
- Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and waxing
- Follow specific post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare provider